Nolan Sisters star Denise opened up about her six-decade career in a special Faceook Live interview for The Mirror as she released her first-ever solo album, which has taken 40 years in the making
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Denise Nolan has admitted her sisters are “amazed” that she’s finally released her first solo album.
The Nolan Sisters star, 69, has just released her debut solo album, For You, My Love, which took 40 years to complete and went straight to the top of the iTunes jazz chart.
Denise admitted the album was hidden at home for four decades before her agent heard and said she had to release it.
I’m speaking to the Mirror’s Jessica Boulton for a special Jess says Facebook LiveShe said her famous sisters were “absolutely stunned and torn to pieces” when she finally saw it get out into the world.
She said: “Coleen texted me and said she was so proud. My nieces immediately went to buy it.”
She is excited about the album but admitted that there are three tracks that she would like to re-record if she had the chance as she recorded them so long ago.
When asked how she’s going to party tonight, she joked, “I’m going to clean my apartment.
“No, we’re in London now, my partner and I, he’s a musician and he’s playing tonight.”
She said she has no big plans to celebrate but will definitely be reuniting with her family in Blackpool as soon as her 70th birthday approaches.
Denise has been in the business since she was 9 years old and naturally rose to fame with her siblings as The Nolan Sisters.
Alongside Maureen, Anne, Linda, Bernie and Coleen, Denise started performing in the early 1970s and had some big hits including I’m In The Mood For Dancing.
Looking back on their early careers together, Denise admitted that she and her siblings often “hated” the stage costumes they had to wear and that she had trouble picking up the choreography for her routines as it was often changed overnight.
During their candid chat, Denise also opened up about touring with Frank Sinatra, how she and her sister had “special singing knickers,” how they shared a sauna with Tom Jones, and why their brothers never pursued singing careers.
Denise also spoke about the famous feud between her and her sisters, which saw them not speak to each other for years.
She said people would tell them to “go in a room and bang it out,” but that it didn’t work for them.
Denise made things right by inviting Coleen to her partner’s 70th birthday party and that they never spoke about what happened and put it behind them.
The singer also spoke about the sad death of sister Bernie, who was stricken with cancer, and Linda and Anne’s struggles with the disease.
She said that as a family of eight, while they feel they have been unlucky, they have not and have been fortunate to weather the coronavirus pandemic.
“We lost Bernie, that was the worst thing of all and I hope Linda stays with us for years, but Bernie was too young and had too much to give,” she said.
“But people went through hell during Covid, entire families were wiped out and they couldn’t sit by their beds, so we weren’t any more unlucky than anyone else.”
Denise also made the heartbreaking revelation that the family recently lost her mother’s sister, the last of her aunts and uncles.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/denise-nolan-solo-40-years-26501816 Denise Nolan on solo 40 years in the making, touring with Sinatra and sauna with Tom Jones