Lee Brennan

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Lee Brennan
911 live at the SECC.jpg
Brennan (middle) performing live with 911 in Glasgow on 7 May 2013.
Background information
Birth name Lee Anthony Brennan[1]
Born (1973-09-27) 27 September 1973 (age 40)
Origin Carlisle, Cumbria, England
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer, songwriter, dancer, actor
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1995-present
Associated acts 911, B*Witched

Lee Anthony Brennan[1] (born 27 September 1973) is an English singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. He is the lead vocalist of boy band 911.

Biography[edit]

Brennan was born on 27 September 1973 in Carlisle, Cumbria to Una and Francis Brennan. He has two brothers, Kevin and Marc, and two sisters, Julie and Rebecca. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma twice, first aged nine and then again aged 15.[2]

Brennan had previously wanted to play for his local football team Carlisle United. However despite trials and visits from club scouts, he was turned down because, at just 5"4, he was considered too small. However, he captained the county football team at under-14 and under-16 levels.

On 14 September 2006, Brennan married Lindsay Armaou of Irish girl group B*Witched.[3][4] They split in 2011.[5]

Career[edit]

Music[edit]

911 were formed in 1995 when Jimmy Constable and Spike Dawbarn met on the ITV late-night dance show The Hit Man and Her and soon decided to form a band. After meeting Brennan, they became a trio and were soon signed to Virgin Records. They then released their debut single "Night to Remember", a cover of the classic Shalamar tune, in 1996. 911 had huge success during their time in the charts, releasing a total of 14 singles and four albums, including a Greatest Hits album. The band announced their split in 2000.

In 2005, 911 reunited and took part in Hit Me, Baby, One More Time. They were successful in gaining a place in the final, where they performed their signature song "Bodyshakin'" and S Club 7's hit "Don't Stop Movin'". Although 911 did not win the competition, the show resulted in a renewed interest in the band. Brennan regularly reunited with the other members of 911 to perform in gigs up and down the UK.[4]

On 18 October 2012, it was announced that 911, along with B*Witched, Five, Atomic Kitten, Honeyz and Liberty X, would be reuniting again for the ITV2 documentary series The Big Reunion.[6][7]

Acting[edit]

After 911's split in 2000, Brennan continued songwiting whilst pursuing an acting career. In 2001, he had a cameo appearance in an episode of Heartbeat. In 2006, for the fourth consecutive year, he performed as Peter Pan in a Christmas pantomime.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Smash Hits Poll Winners Party 1997 Himself With 911
Surprise, Surprise Performing with 911
The Scoop With 911
1998 Smash Hits Poll Winners Party 1998
Noel's House Party Episode #7.18
2001 Heartbeat Tim Episode #10.16 ("The Long Weekend")
2005 This Morning Himself 1 episode (19 May)
Hit Me, Baby, One More Time Special TV show (2 episodes)
2013 The Big Reunion Himself 9 episodes
Big Brother's Bit on the Side 1 episode (4 August)
The Big Reunion: On Tour 3 episodes

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