Gareth Gates

  • 12 July 1984
  • He is an English singer-songwriter and actor.
  • He plays the piano, all sorts of guitar, drums and writes songs.
  • He joined Bradford Cathedral choir at age nine and was head chorister by the age of eleven, singing solo for the Queen when she visited in 1997
  • He came 2nd to Will Young in the first series of Pop Idol (2001).
  • He got to Number #1 with a cover version of Unchained Melody for 4 weeks.
  • He is also known for having a stutter, and has talked about his speech impediment publicly.
  • He was also a part of the pop group 5th Story
  • He is an actor, known for S Club Seeing Double, Coronation Street and Vincent and Doug’s Music Maestro
  • In 2009, he moved into musical theatre, playing the title role in the West End production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at the Adelphi Theatre
  • He has also starred in  Legally Blonde: The Musical
  • He joined the cast of the International 25th Anniversary World Tour production of Les Misérables in the role of Marius.
  • Smash Hits magazine dedicated 7 October 2002 as International Gareth Gates Day (no, I don’t know why)
  • He appeared on Dancing on Ice with skating partner Maria Filippov, finishing fourth
  • In 2009, he took part in All Star Family Fortunes, along with his then wife Suzanne, mum Wendy, sister Nicola and best friend Matt, and won £30,000 for The Bobby Moore Fund for bowel cancer. 
  • He is involved with Body and Soul, a charity that helps people affected by HIV and AIDS.
  • He has recorded three studio albums, nine singles, nine music videos and one live DVD
  • His hits include: Unchained Melody”, “Anyone of Us (Stupid Mistake)“, “Sunshine” and “Say It Isn’t So”

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