AO Show Throw Back Thursday with Emma From Six

Aidan and Oonagh caught up with Emma from the Irish Pop Group – Six – for a special Valentine’s Day Throw Back Thursday.

17 years ago this week, Six had their hit song There’s a Whole Lotta Lovin’ Going On

When Did Six Form?

Six were an Irish pop band formed in 2002 on a TV programme called ‘Irish Pop stars’. The consisted of members Emma O’Driscoll, Liam McKenna, Andy Orr, Sinead Shepard, Sarah Keating, Nadine Coyle and Kyle Anderson. They were managed by Louis Walsh and released a single called ‘There’s a whole lot of loving going on’.

This Is It

The single did very well in Ireland selling over 160,000 copies. They released a second single called ‘Let me be the done’ which also sold very well. They released a debut album in the 2002 called ‘This is it.’ After the release of the album they embarked on an Irish tour. Shortly after the tour in 2003 the group disbanded.


Where Are The Band Members Now?

Since the group disbanded, Emma has become a successful television presenter being well known for presenting The Den on RTE2. While she was still presenting on the Den, she appeared on Celebrity Banisteoir in 2009,coaching St. Pats from Limerick. She is still presenting on RTE today and she has also set up her own stage school. She also wrote and released a children’s book

Liam McKenna: Stayed working with ex manager Louis Walsh . Will Louis judged on the X factor, Liam worked behind the scenes on the show. He had a brief stint as a TV presenter on ‘The Afternoon Show’ on TV3. He also presented the 2009 ChildLine Concert. In 2010 he became Jedwards manager which he did until 2012. He is still in music management currently managing Shane Filan.

Andy Orr: Andy also dabbled in music management managing a band called ‘Y23’ which also included former bandmate Emma O’Driscoll. After his time as a manger he became an equity finance trader. He is now the the vice president and European head of Equity Finance Trading in Blackrock, Dublin.

Sinead Shepard: Originally after the band finished she opened her own dance school in her home town of Cobh in Cork. In the years that followed she began to pursue a career in politics. In 2012 she was elected the mayor of of Cobh. She then went on to become a member of Cork County Council.

Sarah Keating: Sarah wasn’t originally a member of the band when they formed. She was slotted into the band after a controversy involving original member Nadine Coyle was removed as she was underage. After the end of the band she tried journalism and became a researcher for Newstalk in Dublin. She has since become a researcher for BBC Radio4.

Kyle Anderson: Kyle also had a brief career as a TV presenter. He presented a show called ‘Activity Breaks’ on TV3. In 2008 he joined a production company called Screentime Shinawil , where he worked behind the scenes on shows such as ‘Dragons Den’. He worked for BBC for a time but now works as assistant producer for Wadell Media in Co. Down

Nadine Coyle: Nadine was originally a member of the band but was forced to leave as she was only sixteen at the time and she had lied about her age to join. After she was removed from the band and subsequently the show Irish Pop stars. She returned to secondary school but soon after she moved to England to audition for the show Pop stars: Rivals. Her audition was successful and she joined the now well known girl band ‘Girls Aloud’. In 2009 she left the group on hiatus to pursue a solo career. Between her own solo career and reuniting with Girls Aloud she also opened an Irish pub in California called ‘Nadine’s Irish M