Paul Cattermole

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Paul Cattermole
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Background information
Birth name Paul Gerald Cattermole
Born (1977-03-07) 7 March 1977 (age 37)
St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Genres Pop, nu metal, rock
Occupations Actor, Singer
Instruments Vocals,
Years active 1999–present
Associated acts S Club, Skua, S Club 8,

Paul Gerald Cattermole (born 7 March 1977), St Albans, Hertfordshire, England is an English singer and actor. He was a member of S Club.[1]

Early life[edit]

Cattermole was a member of the National Youth Music Theatre and appeared, alongside Spearritt, in "Pendragon" (1904). He studied on a theatre and acting course at the Mountview Drama School. He was spotted by Simon Fuller's 19 Entertainment when he appeared in a show there and was asked to audition for S Club 7.

Career[edit]

1998–2002: Career with S Club and hiatus[edit]

Main article: S Club

Cattermole became a member of S Club 7 after a series of auditions, along with members Tina Barrett, Jon Lee, Bradley McIntosh, Jo O'Meara, Hannah Spearritt and Rachel Stevens in 1999.[2] During five years they released four number one singles and one number one album. They also had a series of TV shows, which were: Miami 7, L.A. 7, Hollywood 7 and Viva S Club. In March 2002, Paul Cattermole told The Sun newspaper that it was time for him to "move on" from the group and he wanted to go back to his "rock roots",[3] which heralded back to the time he was part of a nu metal band formed with his old school friends. Talking about his former musical venture three months before he left S Club 7, Cattermole described the band—who had been called Skua—as having a "Limp Bizkit vibe" as well as comparing their style to Rage Against the Machine. Cattermole's resignation came as Skua had decided to reform, and he found it a perfect time to make the transition back from pop to rock as S Club 7's record contracts were up for renewal.[4] Cattermole stayed with the band until June 2002, featuring in four out of thirteen episodes of the group's final television series, Viva S Club, and performing his final concert with the group for Party at the Palace, which was part of Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee celebrations.[5]

2008–present: Return to S Club[edit]

After a five-year split, it was announced in October 2008 that O'Meara, Cattermole, and McIntosh were to perform a mini-reunion tour. The tour consists of a series of university and nightclub gigs, where they perform a set list consisting of a selection of songs from their Greatest Hits album.[6][7] They has been performing in various nightclubs, universities and Butlins holiday camps around the United Kingdom. Cattermole sang with his own band at a charity concert called 'The Sounds of Summer' at 'The Lord Taverners' club in London on 27 July 2011.

Personal life[edit]

From 2001 to early 2006, Paul dated his S Club 7 bandmate, Hannah Spearritt.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Miami 7 Paul Main role
2000 L.A. 7 Paul Main role
2000 S Club 7 Go Wild! Himself Reality television for World Wide Fund for Nature
2001 Hollywood 7 Paul Main role
2001 S Club Search Himself / Judge / Mentor
2002 Viva S Club Paul Main role
Films
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Back to the '50s Paul Television film
1999 Boyfriends & Birthdays Paul Television film

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Universal Execs, Acts Gather For San Francisco Meet", Billboard
  2. ^ S Club 7 - Listen free and Last.fm. Last.fm. Retrieved 4 August 2008
  3. ^ Smart, Gordon (28 March 2002). "S Club 7 star quits to join metal band". The Sun. Retrieved 18 April 2007. 
  4. ^ "Paul leaves S Club 7". BBC News (BBC). 28 March 2002. Retrieved 18 April 2007. 
  5. ^ "The S Club get back to work". CBBC Newsround (BBC). 30 June 2002. Retrieved 18 April 2007. 
  6. ^ "S Club 7 reform with three members". Digital Spy. 5 November 2008. Retrieved 5 November 2008. 
  7. ^ "YouTube.com video - S Club 3: Powerhouse, Newcastle - 6 December 2008". YouTube. Google Inc. 6 December 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2008. 
  8. ^ http://m.digitalspy.com/music/i401288-8/s-club-7-stars-after-s-club-paul-cattermole-hannah-spearritt.html#~oGmiPsVaCAtSmP

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