Mommie Dearest, Yarmouth dancer forms new boy band!
PUBLISHED: 20:13 01 March 2012
A GREAT Yarmouth born dancer has gone pop as the founder member of a glittery and glamorous new boyband.
Mommmie Dearest is a three-strong singing and dancing group that is hoping for success with their first single Cray Cray.
Founder member Lulu (Lewis John) Smith began dance classes at the age of nine appearing in many shows in Yarmouth, before being selected by the Northern Ballet Company to appear in their production of Wuthering Heights, playing the role of Young Heathcliff.
At 16, Lulu left home and moved to Essex, where he furthered his training at Performers College.
After three years’ training in dance and musical theatre he moved to London where alongside founding Mommie Dearest member Sam Morris he performed as a dancer for artists such as Olly Murs and appeared in fashion and hair shows.
Lulu has dabbled in presenting and landed the opportunity to film the pilot of Sky One’s A League Of Their Own, hosted by James Corden.
He had his own section of the show and used his dance and vocal ability within the show.
The new single chimes with the public appetite for pop nostalgia with neon clothing and slogan T-shirts.
Their fashion inspiration is drawn from icons such as The Spice Girls, Lady Gaga, Grace Jones, Boy George and Nicky Minaj.
Mommie Dearest have worked with the production house, The Knutbrowns who are said to have brought an edgy, irresistible attitude to Cray Cray and forthcoming single releases, tipping their hats to the 1980s.