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Gareth Gates

Born Jul 12, 1984

Gareth Paul Gates, is an English singer-songwriter. He was the runner-up in the first series of the ITV talent show Pop Idol. Gates has sold over 3.5 million records in the UK. He is also known for having a stutter, and has talked about his speech impediment publicly. Gates used the McGuire Programme to manage the problem and is now a speech coach with the programme.… Read More

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1984 Birth Born on July 12, 1984.


1997 12 Years Old He joined Bradford Cathedral choir at age nine. He was head chorister by the age of eleven, singing solo for the Queen when she visited in 1997. … Read More
Gates was the runner-up to Will Young on the first series of Pop Idol in February 2002. … Read More
In 2003, Gates sang the 2003 Comic Relief charity single, "Spirit in the Sky", with The Kumars. … Read More


Gates was later dropped from the label in April 2006 before the release of any new material.
A song Gates co-wrote with Tzuke, "Dark Days", appeared on Tzuke's 2007 album Songs 1.
2008 23 Years Old On 6 July 2008, Gates starred in the line-up for "A Spoonful of Stiles & Drewe", a charity fundraiser to celebrate 25 years of musical theatre composers George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. … Read More
In January 2009, Gates confirmed in an interview with the Daily Mail that he has no plans to go back to the pop music scene in the near future, planning instead to concentrate on musical theatre, as he had just been cast in the lead role in Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Adelphi Theatre, London.
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Instead, Gates played Eddie in the new musical Loserville at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2012. … Read More
2013 28 Years Old In early 2013 he toured in the musical "Boogie Nights", with members of The Osmonds, Louise Lytton, Shane Ritchie, Chico & Andy Abraham.
Also in January 2014 Gareth took part in The Big Reunion, where he appeared alongside Dane Bowers, Kenzie from Blazing Squad, Adam Rickitt and Kavana, to form 5th Story. … Read More
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