Thursday, 17 March 2011

Nathan Sykes, Wanted for being a hottie?

Nathan James Sykes, born 18 April 1993, is the youngest member of the band. He grew up in London for the first part of his childhood but then moved to Gloucester with his family. He started singing and performing at the early age of 6.

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Sykes went to Longlevens Primary School, then received a scholarship for studying at Sylvia Young Theatre School in London, before returning to Ribston Hall High School. All the while, he continued to perform as a child singer winning various competitions including "Britney Spears's Karaoke Kriminals" in 2003, The Cheltenham Competitive Festival of Dramatic Art also in 2003.

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He appeared on ITV's Ministry of Mayhem in 2004, and won the Door Youth Project's "Undiscovered Youth Talent Contest" held in Stroud, Gloucestershire performing "Mack The Knife". and signed for Live and Unsigned in Bristol in 2008. He was a member of Gloucestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra with Alex Macdougall (Dip ABRSM).

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Most notably Sykes attempted to represent UK in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2004 held in Lillehammer, Norway. In the British qualifying finals, he sang "Born to Dance" coming 3rd overall, after winner Cory Spedding and runner-up Andrew Merry.


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