V (band)

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V
Origin London, England
Genres Pop
Years active 2004–2005
Labels Island Records
Associated acts Busted, Tom Fletcher, McFly
Past members Antony Thomas Brant
Aaron Buckingham
Mark Harle
Kevin McDaid
Leon Pisani

V were a British five-piece boyband made up of Antony Thomas Brant, Aaron Buckingham, Mark Harle, Kevin McDaid and Leon Pisani.

Career[edit]

Band member Antony Brant came up with the band name "V" because V is the Roman numeral for five and there were five members in the band. V made their debut at the same time as McFly by supporting Busted's arena tour in the spring of 2004.

Their first single, "Blood, Sweat and Tears", was released in May 2004 and went into the UK Singles Chart at number 6.[1] The video was shot in Miami, Florida in February 2004 and the single contained a collaboration with McFly, called "Chills in the Evening" written by Tom Fletcher from McFly and James Bourne from Busted. The band's second single, released in the August 2004, was a double A-side consisted of a new song "Hip To Hip" and a cover of The Jacksons's song "Can You Feel It" (with a video of the band dressed as a double glazing salesman, ice cream man, postman, milkman and paperboy) and charted at number 5 in the UK chart.

The third single, "You Stood Up" made #12 in the same chart after an appearance on Top of The Pops, but their debut album of the same name failed to reach the UK Albums Chart. In February 2005, V announced their decision to split up on their website.

After break-up[edit]

  • Mark Harle became a drummer for indie band Little Comets until 2011, when he left the band.
  • According to their MySpace profiles, as of June 2007, Kevin McDaid became a photographer. He also took part singing in theatre shows in the United States.[2][3]
  • In 2010, Kevin McDaid did photography work for Westlife's albums Where We Are and Gravity and appeared in "Behind The Scenes" release of Gravity. He also appeared on Westlife's 2010 DVD documentary Where We Are. He was the longtime boyfriend of Westlife's Mark Feehily until 2011.[4]
  • Aaron Buckingham is currently the manager of the band Lawson.
  • Antony Brant remained friends with the members of McFly, and toured with the band alongside James Bourne and The Vamps in the spring of 2013 as a compere to their Memory Lane tour

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak positions
UK
[5]
You Stood Up 86

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
UK
[5]
IRE
[6]
2004 "Blood, Sweat and Tears" 6 30 You Stood Up
"Hip to Hip" 5 29
"You Stood Up" 12 35
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 579. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Aaron Buckingham MySpace page, accessed 21 June 2007.
  3. ^ Kevin McDaid MySpace page, accessed 21 June 2007
  4. ^ http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/2012/01/01/westlife-s-mark-feehily-split-for-partner-he-was-set-to-wed-115875-23671700/
  5. ^ a b "Chart Log UK: V - Vybe". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "irishcharts.com - Discography V". Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 March 2011. 

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