Frankie Cocozza

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Frankie Cocozza
Birth name Frankie Cocozza
Born (1993-01-17) 17 January 1993 (age 21)
Origin Brighton, England
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer
Years active 2011–present
Labels None

Frankie Cocozza (born 17 January 1993) is a British singer from Brighton, England. He is currently the lead singer of British Pop-Rock band The Telescreen[1]

Life and career[edit]

He was a part of The X Factor, on 8 November 2011, Cocozza left the show, admitting his life had "gone out of control" while taking part in the show.[2] He has released 2 EPs, a sell-out tour, and is currently working on an album with his band, The Telescreen.[3]

In January 2012, months after leaving The X Factor, Cocozza became a housemate on Celebrity Big Brother (UK). He finished in second place losing out to actress and television presenter Denise Welch.

In April 2012, Cocozza was a pall-bearer for his best friend, Connor Saunders. A foundation has been set up in his honour.[4]

On 5 November 2012, Cocozza released his debut EP online, which sat at the number 19 on iTunes.[5] 'She's Got A Motorcycle' was released as a single, with an accompanying video posted to YouTube. The music video shows Cocozza riding a motorcycle towards a wall of fire. The Daily Mail described it as showing his "energetic side" and receiving a "love or hate him". The single reached number 89 in the UK chart.[6]

On 21 April 2013, Cocozza released his second EP to iTunes, titled 'Embrace' which failed to chart [7]

On 13 September 2013, Cocozza and his band The Telescreen announced through their official PledgeMusic site that they were planning to release a debut album set to launch early 2014 if funding succeeded.[1] On 26 February 2014, Cocozza released his bands debut single 'Kids' online.[8]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays/EPs[edit]

Title Album details
The Motorcycle
  • Released: 5 November 2012 (iTunes)
  • Formats: Digital download
Embrace
  • Released: 21 April 2013 (iTunes)[7]
  • Formats: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
2012 "She's Got a Motorcycle" 89 The Motorcycle
2013 "Catastrophic Casanova"
"Embrace" Embrace

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.pledgemusic.com/artists/thetelescreen, From the bands official PledgeMusic account
  2. ^ "Frankie Cocozza leaves the X Factor house after being kicked off show for 'boasting about cocaine-fuelled sex sessions". dailymail.co.uk. Daily Mail and General Trust. 9 November 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Frankie Cocozza axed from X Factor over unacceptable behaviour - Telegraph". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  4. ^ "Frankie Cocozza announces debut album The Motorcycle". The Metro. 9 October 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Kitchener, Shaun (5 November 2012). "Look Out JLS! Frankie Cocozza EP Soars Up iTunes Charts". Entertainmentwise.com. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Howden, Martin (5 November 2012). "He's still got the Marmite Factor: Frankie Cocozza is back with debut single She's Got A Motorcycle... and he's as divisive as ever". MailOnline. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  7. ^ a b iTunes - Music - Embrace - EP by Frankie Cocozza
  8. ^ http://thetelescreen.bandcamp.com/, Official Bandcamp site

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