Bradley McIntosh

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Bradley McIntosh
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Background information
Birth name Bradley John McIntosh
Also known as City Boy, City Boy Soul
Born (1981-08-08) 8 August 1981 (age 33)
London, England
Genres Pop, R&B
Occupations Singer, Actor
Years active 1999–present
Labels Concept
(2006–present)
Associated acts S Club 7, Upper Street, Juggy D

Bradley John "City Boy Soul" McIntosh (born 8 August 1981) is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group S Club where he enjoyed five years of hit singles, arena tours and awards. [1][2]

Early life[edit]

Born in South London, he attended Ashmole School. McIntosh was born to musical parents, both of Jamaican descent (Lorraine and Steve McIntosh, both achieved success with The Cool Notes).[3]

Career[edit]

1999–2003: Career with S Club[edit]

Main article: S Club

The group rose to fame by starring in their own BBC television series, Miami 7, in 1999 and have been widely referred to as inspiring a new generation of teenage TV musicals including High School Musical and Glee. Over the five years they were together, S Club 7 had four UK No.1 singles, one UK No.1 album, a string of hits throughout Europe, including a top-ten single in the United States, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. They recorded a total of four studio albums, released eleven singles and went on to sell over fourteen million albums worldwide.[4] Their first album, S Club, had a strong 1990s pop sound, similar to many artists of their time. Through the course of their career, their musical approach changed to a more dance and R&B sound, which is heard mostly in their final album, Seeing Double. S Club 7 won two Brit Awards - in 2000 for British breakthrough act and in 2002 for best British single. In 2001, the group earned the Record of the Year award. Group member Paul Cattermole departed from the group in 2002, and the group changed its name from S Club 7 to simply S Club. On 21 April 2003, during a live on-stage performance, S Club announced that they were to disband.[5]

2004–07: Career with Upper Street[edit]

In 2006 McIntosh starred in an MTV's show, called Totally Boyband. Other people starring were members of disbanded groups. He became part of a boyband, Upper Street made up of ex-group members. The groups that each member was from were 911, Steps, Another Level and New Kids on the Block. They released their first (and only) single, "The One", in 2006, but it was a commercial disaster and charted at #35 in the UK Singles Chart. Also in 2006 he took part in Celebrity Sport Relief Boxing against Jack Osbourne.[6]

2008–present: Return to S Club[edit]

Since November 2008, McIntosh has been performing in various nightclubs, universities and Butlins holiday camps around the United Kingdom along with fellow S Club members Jo O'Meara and Paul Cattermole.[7] He also has written for and produced songs as nickname City Boy Soul to various artists, such as JLS, Gak Jonze and Mutya Buena.[8][9]

Discography[edit]

Albums appearances
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Hands Up" 2008 Robbie Glover Robbie Glover
"The Bangle (Remix)" 2009 Taj E Sik N Twisted
"Let's Go" 2010 Party Dark Ministry of Sound: Addicted to Bass Winter 2010
"Rock Boi" 2011 Gak Jonze non-album song

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Miami 7 Bradley Main role
2000 L.A. 7 Bradley Main role
2000 S Club 7 Go Wild! Himself Reality television for World Wide Fund for Nature
2001 Hollywood 7 Bradley Main role
2001 S Club Search Himself / Judge / Mentor
2002 Viva S Club Bradley Main role
2006 Just the Two of Us Himself / Guest judge Season 1; Episode 6
2006 Totally Boyband Himself / Competition Reality television
2006–07 The Friday Night Project Himself/Various role "Billie Piper" (Season 2, Episode 1)
"Tamzin Outhwaite" (Season 4, Episode 2)
Films
Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Greatest Store in the World Himself Television film
1999 Back to the '50s Bradley Television film
1999 Boyfriends & Birthdays Bradley Television film
2003 Seeing Double Bradley
2010 Amoc Scott

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Party of Se7en". Angelfire.com. Retrieved 2011-06-30. 
  2. ^ "S Club 7's Tina Barrett Talks To Holy Moly about her return to pop | Music Interviews". Holy Moly!. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  3. ^ "S Club Media". S Club Media. 2002-01-13. Retrieved 2011-12-31. 
  4. ^ "She's movin' on up". Times Online. Times Newspapers Ltd. 13 February 2005. Retrieved 21 October 2008. 
  5. ^ "S Club to split up". BBC News (BBC). 21 April 2003. Retrieved 25 August 2007. 
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ "S Club live on stage – The Reunion show". www.happymondaysleeds.com. Retrieved 2 November 2008. 
  8. ^ "Bradley Interview".  - 9 September 2010.
  9. ^ "Bradley works with Mutya Buena".  - 10 December 2010.