Bradley McIntosh

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Bradley McIntosh
McIntosh in 2009
McIntosh in 2009
Background information
Birth nameBradley John McIntosh
Also known as
  • City Boy
  • Citi Boy
  • City Boy Soul
  • City Boy Bradley
Born (1981-08-08) 8 August 1981 (age 39)
Lambeth, London, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • rapper
  • record producer
  • actor
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1999–present
Associated acts

Bradley John McIntosh (born 8 August 1981), also known as City Boy, is an English singer, rapper, record producer and actor. He was a member of the pop group S Club 7 where he enjoyed five years of hit singles, arena tours and awards.[1][2] Since 2008, he has been a member of spin-off group S Club 3.

Early life[edit]

Born in south London, he attended Greenshaw High School. McIntosh was born to Jamaican musical parents (Lorraine and Steve McIntosh, both achieved success with The Cool Notes).[3]

Career[edit]

1999–2003: S Club 7[edit]

The group rose to fame by starring in their own BBC television series, Miami 7, in 1999. Over the five years they were together, S Club 7 had four UK No.1 singles, one UK No.1 album, a string of hits throughout Europe, including a top-ten single in the United States, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. They recorded a total of four studio albums, released eleven singles and went on to sell over fourteen million albums worldwide.[4] Their first album, S Club, had a strong 1990s pop sound, similar to many artists of their time. Through the course of their career, their musical approach changed to a more dance and R&B sound, which is heard mostly in their final album, Seeing Double. S Club 7 won two Brit Awards - in 2000 for British breakthrough act and in 2002 for best British single. In 2001, the group earned the Record of the Year award. Group member Paul Cattermole departed from the group in 2002, and the group changed its name from S Club 7 to simply S Club. On 21 April 2003, during a live on-stage performance, S Club announced that they were to disband.[5]

2004–2007: Upper Street[edit]

Between 2004 and 2006 McIntosh tried to sign with some labels as solo artist, but failed.[5] In 2006, he starred in an MTV reality show called Totally Boyband. Other people starring were members of disbanded groups. He became part of a boyband, Upper Street, made up of ex-members of 911, Steps, Another Level and New Kids on the Block. They released the single "The One" on 23 October 2006, but it was not a commercial success, reaching #35 on the UK Singles Chart and the band had split up after confrontation with their record company. Also in 2006, McIntosh was a competitor in Sport Relief, boxing against Jack Osbourne.[6]

2008–present: Solo career and S Club 3[edit]

In 2008, McIntosh and S Club 7 members Jo O'Meara and Paul Cattermole formed the S Club 3 and performed in various nightclubs and universities in the United Kingdom and Australia.[7] McIntosh released his debut solo single "No Regrets (Who We Are)" in 2010 as City Boy.[8] He also uploaded several songs to his SoundCloud account, but no new single was officially released.[9] In 2014, S Club 7 announced their plans for an arena reunion tour, promptly entitled Bring It All Back 2015, which toured the UK in May 2015.[10]

After the full group reunion, McIntosh, O'Meara and Tina Barrett – replacing Cattermole – continued as S Club 3.[11]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

As main artist
Song Year Album
"No Regrets (Who We Are)"[12]
(featuring Gak Jonze)
2010 Non-album singles
As featured artist
Song Year Album
"The Bangle" (Remix)[13]
(Taj E featuring Bradley McIntosh, Juggy D, Horizon & Y-Dre)
2009 Sik N Twisted
"Come See Me Tonight"[14]
(Mr Murdz featuring City Boy)
2010 Non-album singles
"Rock Boi"[15]
(Gak Jonze featuring City Boy)
2011
"Hands Up"[16]
(Robbie Glover featuring Bradley McIntosh)
2013

Production work[edit]

Song Year Artist(s) Album
"Keep Smiling" 2009 Bars and Melody 143[17]
143

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Miami 7 Bradley Main role
2000 L.A. 7
S Club 7 Go Wild! Himself Reality television
2001 Hollywood 7 Bradley Main role
S Club Search Judge / Mentor
2002 Viva S Club Bradley Main role
2006 Just the Two of Us Guest judge Episode: "3 March 2006"
Totally Boyband Himself Reality television
Sport Relief Contestant Season 3

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Greatest Store in the World Himself Television film
Back to the '50s Bradley
Boyfriends & Birthdays
2000 Artistic Differences
Christmas Special
2003 Seeing Double

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Party of Se7en". Angelfire.com. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  2. ^ "S Club 7's Tina Barrett Talks To Holy Moly about her return to pop | Music Interviews". Holy Moly!. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-24.
  3. ^ "S Club Media". S Club Media. 13 January 2002. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2011.
  4. ^ "She's movin' on up". Times Online. Times Newspapers Ltd. 13 February 2005. Retrieved 21 October 2008.
  5. ^ a b "S Club to split up". BBC News. 21 April 2003. Retrieved 25 August 2007.
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ "S Club live on stage – The Reunion show". happymondaysleeds.com. Archived from the original on 8 January 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2008.
  8. ^ "Bradley works with Mutya Buena". - 10 December 2010.
  9. ^ "City Boy SoundCloud". SoundCloud. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  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. ^ "S Club 7 reunite for Children in Need". BBC News. 22 October 2014. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  12. ^ "No Regrets (Who We Are)". Spotify. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Bradley – from S CLUB 7 - in new video – The Bangle Remix". Oh No, They Didn't. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  14. ^ "MR MURDZ & CITY BOY (Bradley McIntosh) - Come See Me Tonight". Spotify. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Rock Boi". Spotify. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Robbie Glover Ft Bradley McIntosh (S Club 7) - Hands Up". Robbie Glover Official. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  17. ^ "Bars And Melody – Hopeful". Discogs. Retrieved 27 October 2018.