One True Voice

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One True Voice
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Pop
Years active 2002–2003
Associated acts Girls Aloud
Past members Anton Gordon
Matt Johnson
Daniel Pearce
Keith Semple
Jamie Shaw

One True Voice were a short-lived British boy band created on the ITV television series Popstars: The Rivals in which pop groups of both genders created through a public vote would contest the single charts for the 2002 Christmas number one single. In the contest, One True Voice with their No. 2 double A-side "Sacred Trust / After You're Gone" lost out to girl group Girls Aloud and their No. 1 single "Sound of the Underground". One True Voice released a further single in 2003 before acrimoniously splitting in August without having released an album.[1]


The group, whose name was later shortened to OTV, was made up of:

Band members' activities after OTV[edit]

Anton Gordon[edit]

  • Anton Gordon continues with musical projects, including a joint single with Winta entitled "Hot Romance (Rok With You)". Anton Gordon auditioned for The X Factor in 2006, but did not make it through the preliminary screening.[2] His music is available through his MySpace site.

Matt Johnson[edit]

  • Matt Johnson signed a solo contract with Jive Records after One True Voice, but left the label after being unhappy with the music direction and is currently signed to his own record label Tristar Records which has a distribution deal with Believe Digital since 2013 . Most recently, Matt has been involved with a solo project and is recording a single with record producer Steve Power in 2014.

Daniel Pearce[edit]

Keith Semple[edit]

  • Keith Semple initially reformed his pre-OTV band, the Keith Semple Band, then fronted the band Alibi.

After moving to Chicago, he performed with the band 7th Heaven, and in 2010, had successfully auditioned for ninth season of American Idol, singing "Heaven" by Bryan Adams.

Due to immigration problems.,[4] he lost his spot both in American Idol, as well as in 7th Heaven.

He maintains an official website and MySpace.

Jamie Shaw[edit]

  • Jamie Shaw continues to produce music. On April 28, 2006, he released his solo single "Different" through Rockin' Nation Music. In the UK, he supported the Backstreet Boys for some of their live dates. In May 2006, he was on tour in Germany and Austria with boyband US5 for 18 shows. His music is available through his MySpace site. He has worked Dublin currently. Jamie currently uses his vocal gifts to answer a telephone in a large office in Cardiff.



Year Single Peak chart
(sales threshold)
2002 "Sacred Trust/After You're Gone" 2 9 Non-album songs
2003 "Shakespeare's (Way With) Words" 10 39


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  3. ^ Friday, June 26, 2009, 11:28 BST (2009-06-26). "TV - News - One True Voice star in 'X Factor' audition". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  4. ^ "suntimes". suntimes. Retrieved 2011-01-02. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Chart Stats - One True Voice". Archived from the original on 19 January 2013. Retrieved 20 March 2011. 
  6. ^ " - Discography Once True Voice". Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "BPI Searchable Database". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 20 March 2011.