Posted on July 11, 2004
There are few stories more inspirational than that of Monica & Gabriela Irimia and their ascent from obscurity in Transylvania, Romania to superstardom in the testing pop charts and unusually tough music industries of the UK, Germany and Japan. In 2002, now known as the Cheeky Girls, they broke into the charts of those countries with their debut single “Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)” and today, almost two years later, they reached another highpoint, performing at a Twins and Triplets Festival at the Telford Town Park.
Although currently without a record label, the Romanian rump ravers were not without fans this afternoon as they performed a revue of their greatest hits. That’s three songs: “Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)”, “Take Your Shoes off” and “Hooray, Hooray (It’s A Cheeky Holiday)”. Not willing to pay the £10 admission charge or to pose as triplets to enable free entry, John, Pete and I snuck through the surprisingly slack security to enjoy an afternoon of ‘live’ music.
Although not persuaded to take off my shoes I was nevertheless impressed with their showmanship, if a little disappointed that – despite the invite – I was unable to touch their bums. Better luck next time, eh?