JB Gill

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JB Gill
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JB performing on tour.
Born Jonathan Benjamin Gill
(1986-12-07) 7 December 1986 (age 27)
Croydon, England, United Kingdom
Residence London, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Occupation Singer, songwriter, actor, presenter
Years active 2006–present
Employer Epic, RCA
Agent Modest Management
Known for JLS (2006–2013)
Television The X Factor
Spouse(s) Chloe Tangney (m. 2014)
Children 1 (expecting)[1]
Parents Cynthia and Keith Gill
Family Neequave Gill (brother)
Musical career
Genres Pop, R&B, dance
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 2006–14 (On hiatus)
Labels Epic, RCA, O-Street, Sony
Associated acts JLS, Roberto Mancini, Tom Daley
Website
Official Twitter

Jonathan Benjamin "JB" Gill (born 7 December 1986) is a British singer, best known as a former member of the boyband JLS, who came second place in The X Factor in 2008.

Early life[edit]

Gill is the son of Cynthia and Keith Gill, and he has one brother, Neequaye. Gill spent the first five years of his life living in Antigua, discovering his musical talent at a very early age. After completing his exams at university, he decided to audition for The X Factor in 2007. It was at this point that he came into contact with the other members of JLS. Gill grew up, mostly, in Croydon and began making music at the age of seven when he played the recorder, piano, flute and guitar. At the age of nine, he joined the choir and went onto perform at the local church. Gill concentrated on his music and began studying at The Centre for Young Musicians, After leaving the CYM, Gill stayed involved with the school music scene. He was involved with the choir at school. He continued this until he was 15 but had to give it up due to the pressures from the school to concentrate on his rugby career; he was involved with London Irish rugby club until he was 18. Gill eventually decided that he wanted to sing rather than play rugby and took up vocal coaching during a year out before attending university. During this period, Gill was contacted by Oritse to try out for the band because of his musical ear and attention to harmonies. He studied theology at King's College London, staying in halls in Russell Square, before dropping out to pursue a music career.

Career history[edit]

2006–08: Beginnings & The X Factor[edit]

Gill joined boy band UFO, later known as JLS, in 2006. The group applied for The X Factor in 2008 they were managed by Louis Walsh they became runners-up behind Alexandra Burke. They later signed a record deal with Epic Records.

2009–13: JLS & disbandment[edit]

In December 2012, he won the Christmas Special edition of the hit BBC One dancing show Strictly Come Dancing, performing the Jive with Ola Jordan.

JLS announced via Twitter they had decided to split up after their farewell tour and album and book.

2014–Present: Solo career[edit]

In January 2014 it was revealed that Gill will team up with DJ and music producer Charlie Hedges to release his debut solo single Best Night of My Life, making him the first member of JLS to release solo materiel.

In 2014, he will be competing on Celebrity MasterChef.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Gill used to play Rugby but gave it up to sing.

Gill started dating backing dancer Chloe Tangney in late 2008, the couple announced their engagement. The in May 2014 and at the end of that month, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together.[3]

Gill owns a Farm in Scotland.

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