Sunday 26 March 2017

Olly Murs plans to form all-star 'rat pack' with Robbie Williams, Michael Buble and Gary Barlow

Olly Murs is hoping to release a swing album with Robbie Williams, Gary Barlow and Michael Buble
Olly Murs is hoping to release a swing album with Robbie Williams, Gary Barlow and Michael Buble

Sasha Brady

Singer Olly Murs is hoping to form an all-star swing supergroup for a new generation with Robbie Williams, Michael Buble and Gary Barlow.

The X Factor presenter is hoping to create a swing record with the three superstars.

Robbie Williams has admitted he wants to have slightly better album sales than Gary Barlow
Robbie Williams has admitted he wants to have slightly better album sales than Gary Barlow

"I want to do a swing album. Obviously Robbie and Michael Buble have done them successfully,” he told The Sun.

Olly hopes to reunite Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams of Take That, and get Buble in on the action too for a Sinatra-inspired night.

"I was thinking that me, Robbie, maybe Gary Barlow, Buble, we could do a Rat Pack-style show at the Royal Albert Hall,” he said.

"We'll do our own songs, covers, it could be really fun."​

Michael Buble
Michael Buble

Buble is the king of swing at the moment, and Robbie Williams had a hit album back in 2001 with Swing When You're Winning.

And, although Olly is keen to go down the swing route, he is determined his next album will be ''sexier'' following his split from his girlfriend Francesca Thomas in September.

He said: ''My music's been cheeky but I've not been as cheeky as I've wanted to because my team wouldn't let me.

''But now, after losing weight and becoming single again, I can express myself a bit more.''

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