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
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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 2009, Gates was cast in the lead role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Adelphi Theatre, London.
2010 25 Years Old Following the final performance of the anniversary tour at The Barbican, London, in October 2010, Gates joined the West End production of Les Misérables at Queen's Theatre where he continued to play the part of Marius until June 2011.
2011 26 Years Old On 18 October 2011, his work as an ambassador, raising awareness of the issues surrounding speech difficulties was recognised at the Giving Voice Awards Ceremony. … Read More
Instead, Gates played Eddie in the new musical Loserville at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2012. … Read More
In January 2014, Gates again took part in Dancing On Ice for the final series, partnered this time by Brianne Delcourt. … Read More


2016 31 Years Old In 2016, Gates starred as Willet in a national tour of Footloose. … Read More
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