Millions of The Wanted fans across the world were devastated when they found out earlier this year that the band was breaking up for an indefinite amount of time. But fear not, dear Fanmily—the guys are all embarking on their own solo projects and are still doing pretty great post band life. Siva Kaneswaren especially, (clearly the hottest of them all, let’s be real), who is just starting his solo album and planning his wedding to longtime girlfriend, Nareesha McCaffrey!
Siva spilled to OKMagazine.com on moving to LA to begin his solo career, how involved he is in the wedding planning, and whether or not his bandmates will be groomsmen. Plus, will Siva, who’s dabbled in runway modeling before, ever consider being an underwear model a la David Beckham? Oh don’t worry. We went there. Keep reading!
OKMagazine.com: You’re just getting started on your solo stuff. Can you tell us what’s coming up?
Siva K: No, it’s top secret. I can’t do it. I’ll have to kill you if I tell you. No, I can tell you. I’m sorry. I’m in a giddy mood. I’m just moving to LA and I’m going to work on my own music and work in a bit of fashion and just get into the LA scene, the sunshine, go surfing, water sports. Everything.
OKMagazine.com: How will LA be different this time around from when you filmed your E! reality show there last year?
SK: This time we’re in LA it’s going to be awesome. It’s just me, the misses and the dog and it’s not going to be as planned. When youre in a band, we’re being told to do everything. You can’t do that and blah blah blah. It drives your head mental. Now I can just decide creatively how I feel and how I want to go and what I want to do. It’s a freeing feeling. I can write what I want. I can curse and say “shit” and “ass” as much as I want (laughs) and be crazy and be me.
OKMagazine.com: Since Nareesha is moving with you, will you be doing your wedding planning in LA?
SK: We’re looking at venues now. If the venue is found in America then we’ll do it in America. There’s so many factors. Our family is in the UK and Ireland but if we had an American wedding it’d be big and awesome. It’d be massive. It’d be a whole different experience. We just have to wait and see. Nareesha wants to design the bridesmaid dresses. And we want to try and incorporate our Irish culture, Indian, Chinese, all of that into it. But I think venue is gonna be a tricky one.
OKMagazine.com: Would you say you’re an involved groom?
SK: As a normal groom you can sit back and relax because the girls want that usually. But I’ve been away [on tour] for such a long time and I want to be more hands-on with this because I’ve been away for so long. If I say to Nareesha, “you can do that” she’ll be like “What? You’ve been away for years. You’re helping. ” I want to get involved and help her as much as she allows me. She’s a princess after all so have to make it perfect.
OKMagazine.com: Are the guys in the band going to be your groomsmen?
SK: Um, I think I’m closest to Jay and Tom. I think I can imagine them being my groomsmen. I’m not sure about Max and Nathan but I can imagine Jay and Tom being there.
OKMagazine.com: What about your manager, Scooter Braun? Is he getting an invite?
SK: Yeah, of course. If he’s not busy he’s got the invite. We’re very close so he’ll probably be there doing the speech on the stage. That’s the way Scooter is.
OKMagazine.com: And in terms of The Wanted reunion, is it going to happen within the year or like, in ten years?
SK: I think we’re going to do our own things now and just wait and see how we come back together, if we do or when we do. I haven’t really thought about it. You know when you go on holiday and don’t want to think about anything? This is that moment (laughs). Call me after I get back from holiday.
OKMagazine.com: You’ve also said you want to do some high-fashion modeling. But what if H&M wanted you to replace David Beckham as their underwear model?
SK: Laughs. Well listen, that is an amazing offer. I’d have to talk to my team about it and look over the terms and conditions. That’s the most important part (laughs). That’s a doozy. Depends where I’m at. To follow David Beckham, that’s not a bad thing, is it?
Stay tuned for more details on Siva’s new music, wedding and more! Where do you think Siva and Nareesha should get married? Would you like to see Siva as an underwear model?! Tweet us @OKMagazine.