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
Occupation(s) Actor, Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1999–present
Associated acts S Club 7

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

Early life[edit]

Cattermole was a member of the National Youth Music Theatre and appeared, alongside Spearritt, in "Pendragon" (1994). 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.

After O'Meara, Cattermole and McIntosh reunited, rumours persisted that S Club would fully reunite (with all seven members). Barrett re-joined the group for one performance in March 2014.[8] In October 2014, it was confirmed that the original lineup would reunite for the first time in over a decade for BBC Children in Need.[9] S Club 7 announced their plans for an arena reunion tour, promptly entitled Bring It All Back 2015, to launch in May 2015.[10]

2014–present: Skua return and S Club original line-up reunion[edit]

In January 2014 Skua reformed with all original members. The members had not seen one another for almost 12 years then in early 2014 they made contact with each other via facebook and a meet up was organised soon after. They initially planned to release the material they had recorded in 2002 and have a jam. During the jam session guitarist Stevie K played a demo of the track that would become their first single, Falling and from there an entirely new album was written. On 9th October 2014, Skua performed to a packed crowd at the release of their first official album titled Kneel. The band plan to play more shows in support of the release.

Personal life[edit]

From 2001 to early 2006, Paul dated his S Club 7 bandmate, Hannah Spearritt.[11]

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. ^ Hallam, Katy (28 March 2014). "Birmingham Gay Pride 2014: Eternal, Gabrielle and Conor Maynard top the bill". Birmingham Mail (Trinity Mirror). Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "S Club 7 to make a comeback for Children in Need". Daily Mail (DMG Media). 22 October 2014. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  10. ^ Nissim, Mayer (17 November 2014). "S Club 7 announce 'Bring It All Back' 2015 arena tour dates". Digital Spy. United Kingdom: Hearst Corporation. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  11. ^ http://m.digitalspy.com/music/i401288-8/s-club-7-stars-after-s-club-paul-cattermole-hannah-spearritt.html#~oGmiPsVaCAtSmP

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