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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mini Viva Fuel 'Break Up' Rumors, Move On With Solo Projects

"Oh but it's sad when a love affair dies...the decline into silence and doubt. Our passion was just too intense to survive...which means..." - Evita

*SIGH* Words cannot express how BUMMED I am about the RUMORED breakup of UK pop group Mini Viva, although the chorus from "Goodbye and Thank You" did a pretty good job. I'm devastated! While there's been no official announcement as of yet, if you hold stock in what's being said on the band's official Twitter and Facebook pages, the group is kaput. The group's most recent TWEET had this ominous message:

@miniviva: A statement will follow soon with the news of Mini Viva X

DUN DUN DUN. The end is near and I'm wiping away tears. The girls have also been active on their personal Twitter pages, eliminating the "Mini Viva" name from their handles and Tweeting at fans.  First Britt Love last week...

@miniviva: Hey I've changed my twitter name to @iambrittlove add me Xxx

Then Frankee Connolly chimed in yesterday...

@miniviva: Hey people come follow me on my personal profile @FrankeeOfficial xx

Frankee continued on her personal Twitter page:

@FrankeeOfficial: @JooeB16 I am currently working on my solo career x

On Mini Viva's Facebook page, Britt posted a status update:


So while there is light at the end of the tunnel, the split is still a hard pill to swallow, ESPECIALLY after hearing unreleased snippets of songs from the album. I am left feeling encouraged after hearing a song Britt Love posted on her Facebook page.  "Playing The Game" sounds VERY promising!  Like Mini Viva...only solo.  Very fresh and modern.  Sounds like the girls are doing what they need to do to survive in this cutthroat industry and if it means going solo then go for it girls.

Mini Viva formed in 2008 at the hands of by UK songwriting/production outfit, Xenomania. Due to release their debut album in 2010, the duo released their debut single, "Left My Heart In Tokyo" back in September of 2009. Produced by Xenomania, the song was a success, both critically AND on the charts, peaking at #7 in the UK. The duo's two follow up singles, however, failed to find their predecessor's success on the charts.  "I Wish"  only managed to peak at #73 on the charts while third single, "One Touch" fell shy of the Top 100, landing at #114. Not a good sign of things to come. To make matters worse the band was reportedly dropped by Geffen back in September. the very least Mini Viva is label-less. Not a good position to be in for an act with only one Top Ten Hit to their credit.

So...while fans wait with baited breath to hear the inevitable BAD news, let's remember the good times.  Check out the video for "Left My Heart In Tokyo" below.

Watch out for an official statement from the girls soon.  I wish both Frankee and Britt lots of luck and love in their solo endeavors.  I'm sure we'll be seeing them again soon.

**UPDATE** It's official.  The girls posted the news on Facebook this afternoon. Sad story but I'll DEFINITELY follow Frankee and Britt along in their respective solo careers.  Here's the message:
Hey everyone!
First off all we would like to apologise for not being able to tell you sooner what was going on with Mini Viva.
It was something we had to decide for ourselves first and of course it was a big decision.
Both of us felt like the time was up for Mini Viva. We had tried so much and so had everyone who was su...pporting us.
But sometimes things just don't work out the way you would like them to. We would just like to take this time to thank every single one of you for supporting us on our journey! We could not have asked for more loyal fans than you guys!We both had the most amazing time as Mini Viva, we travelled to amazing places and met some wonderful people.
We will cherish the memories forever.
We would love you to keep supporting us along our different paths. You guys and girls have been so incredibly supportive, everything we did as apart of Mini Viva we are incredibly proud of!
Thank you so much we hope you will stay in touch and support us both like you did with Mini Viva, this is far from a goodbye this is just the beginning! :-) X
Check out Frankee Connolly on: Twitter
Check out Britt Love on: Twitter//Facebook
Check out Mini Viva on the web: 

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