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Frankie Cocozza

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Frankie Cocozza
Birth name Frankie Cocozza
Born (1993-01-17) 17 January 1993 (age 22)
Origin Brighton, England
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2011– Present
Labels None

Frankie Cocozza (born 17 January 1993) is a British singer from Brighton, England. He is currently the lead singer of British Pop-Rock band The Telescreen[1]

Life and career[edit]

He was a part of The X Factor, on November 8, 2011, Cocozza left the show, admitting his life had "gone out of control" while taking part in the show.[2] He has released 2 EPs, a sell-out tour, and is currently working on an album with his band, The Telescreen.[3]

In January 2012, months after leaving The X Factor, Cocozza became a housemate on Celebrity Big Brother (UK). He finished in second place losing out to actress and television presenter Denise Welch.

On November 5h, 2012, Cocozza released his debut EP online, which reached no 19 on iTunes.[4] 'She's Got A Motorcycle' was released as a single, with an accompanying video posted to YouTube. The music video shows Cocozza riding a motorcycle towards a wall of fire. The Daily Mail described it as showing his "energetic side" and receiving a "love or hate him". The single reached number 89 in the UK chart.[5]

On 21 April 2013, Cocozza released his second EP to iTunes, titled 'Embrace' which failed to chart [6]

On 13 September 2013, Cocozza and his band The Telescreen announced through their official PledgeMusic site that they were planning to release a debut album set to launch early 2014 if funding succeeded.[1] On 26 February 2014, Cocozza released his band's debut single 'Kids' online.[7]


Extended plays/EPs[edit]

Title Album details
The Motorcycle
  • Released: 5 November 2012 (iTunes)
  • Formats: Digital download
  • Released: 21 April 2013 (iTunes)[6]
  • Formats: Digital download


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK UK Indie Breakers
2012 "She's Got a Motorcycle" 89 17 The Motorcycle
2013 "Catastrophic Casanova"
"Embrace" Embrace


  1. ^ a b From the band's official PledgeMusic account Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Debut_Album" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ "Frankie Cocozza leaves the X Factor house after being kicked off show for 'boasting about cocaine-fuelled sex sessions". Daily Mail (Daily Mail and General Trust). 9 November 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Frankie Cocozza axed from X Factor over unacceptable behaviour - Telegraph". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  4. ^ Kitchener, Shaun (5 November 2012). "Look Out JLS! Frankie Cocozza EP Soars Up iTunes Charts". Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Howden, Martin (5 November 2012). "He's still got the Marmite Factor: Frankie Cocozza is back with debut single She's Got A Motorcycle... and he's as divisive as ever". MailOnline. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  6. ^ a b iTunes - Music - Embrace - EP by Frankie Cocozza
  7. ^ Official Bandcamp site

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