Origin:
Dublin, Ireland
Decades:
1998–2002

B*Witched was an Irish girl group that was active between 1998 and 2002. They enjoyed success in both Europe and North America between 1998 and 2000, releasing two albums and eight singles, all of which made the UK Top 20. The original lineup comprised twin sisters Edele and Keavy Lynch, Sinéad O'Carroll and Lindsay Armaou. B*Witched performed in the 2007 gig 'Battle of the Pop Bands' which brought old bands from the late 1990s and early 2000s.


B*Witched's first four singles all topped the UK charts. The group split up in 2002 after being dropped by their record company. The group sold 3 million albums worldwide. In 2006 the Lynch sisters formed a group, Ms. Lynch, which frequently performs B*Witched material at live shows. In late 2010, the name of the band was changed to 'Barbarellas', with their debut single, 'Body Rock' being released in January 2011.


B*Witched were also the main characters in the 1996 CBBC TV Show of the same name, in which they played witches who were learning to harness their magic, at school. However, they were always getting into trouble and solving some form of mystery. It is rumoured that JK Rowling took much inspiration for the story of Harry Potter from the B*Witched girls.