The Meet & Greet: The Electric Barbarellas
Welcome back to Celebuzz’s The Meet & Greet, where we sit down and chat with rising young stars of film, television and music before they hit the big time. Watch out for these future A-listers!
The Electric Barbarellas are five hot ladies who have got it on lock: They've got the looks, the drive, determination, and the talent to take it all the way to number one. Their new reality show, (aptly titled The Electric Barbarellas) follows their journey in Los Angeles as they navigate their way to the top of the music charts. Celebuzz had the chance to talk to three of the girls -- Heather, Gynger and Missy -- about the inevitable catfights and drama that ensue on the road to stardom!
How are you feeling about the show's big premiere tonight? Heather (aka the ring leader): I think the show is so fun and girly. I’m ecstatic to see it. Gynger (aka the saucy southern belle): I’m super excited! I don’t think it has really hit me yet. I need someone to pinch me. I’m still getting used to people standing outside and taking pictures of me. Missy (aka the bartender): It’s surreal. I feel like we’ve been working on it for a long time, so it’s surreal that it’s actually happening now. We’ve put so much into this.
How did you all get together and how did the show came about? Heather: I’ve been working on this for four years ... I've always been a musician and wrote my own music while I was in cover bands. I’ve always loved working with people on music, so I came up with the idea that I wanted to start a girl band and do a show. I wanted to do something like Jem and the Holograms – something fun and colorful. I got a job at recording studios and got more involved in music, so I got in touch with great writers. That led me to write more of my own stuff. We had auditions and I did one-on-ones, and I picked each of the girls for different reasons on what they bring. Missy: MTV didn’t put it together. Heather did it all. We are different, but we get along really well. This is probably the most diverse group they’ll have. We keep it all about the music. It all happened naturally with us. I’m excited to see the show.
How long have you guys been together as a solid group? Heather: I’d say about a year and a half. I found all the girls at different times, but we’ve all been together that long. I’m most proud of everyone’s ability to write songs because you never know what people are going to want, but we’re all good together. Missy: I joined the group about 2 to 3 years ago. We’ve been together for a while ... the last year has been the most work.
Was there ever a point where you questioned how much longer you’ll have to work to finally get it out there? Missy: Definitely. I have another band that I lead on the side, so towards the beginning I definitely questioned it. I almost left but it ended up working out ... what pulled me through was that the girls ended up being like my sisters. We can fight and get mad, but we always work it out. I wouldn’t be complete without the girls.
It sounds like you're all good friends and really get along. Gynger: We do and we are. Everyone has different writing styles when we get into the studio, but we make it work. Sometimes we clash with having so many different harmonies on one song. Missy always wants Adele ballads, Heather wants robotic sounds, Raven wants sex talk, and Chelsea tries to rap. [laughs] There’s always a lot going on.
What kind of crazy stuff can we expect this season while watching the show? Missy: I bartended while I did the show, so there are a few times where the girls come and visit me. There’s some drinking. [laughs] There’s a bit of drama here and there that ends up being really funny. Gynger: I’m kind of a bit of a troublemaker and a comedian. I like to play pranks on people. Sometimes I get in a little bit of trouble.
The Electric Barbarellas premieres tonight (May 4) on MTV. These girls are no joke! Take a listen to some of their songs below: