|Birth name||Anthony Kavanagh|
|Also known as||Kavana, Kav|
|Born||4 November 1977 (age 40)|
|Origin||Moston, Manchester, England|
|Genres||Pop, teen pop (early)|
|Associated acts||5th Story|
Kavana (born Anthony Kavanagh, 4 November 1977) is a British singer and actor who scored a number of hit singles in the late 1990s. In 2014, he became part of the supergroup 5th Story, who took part in the second series of The Big Reunion. In 2015, he took part in the fifteenth series of the Channel 5 reality series Celebrity Big Brother.
He released two albums Kavana (1997) and Instinct (1999) and enjoyed a number of chart singles including "I Can Make You Feel Good" (his debut UK Top 10 hit, reaching #8), "MFEO" (another No.8 hit) and "Will You Wait For Me?". Other songs included "Crazy Chance", "Thank You" and "Special Kind of Something". He resided in Los Angeles, California for several years where he appeared in commercials, the MTV series Undressed, and had a publishing deal as a songwriter. In 2005, he appeared in the music video for Today, by his friend Melanie Brown, before returning to the United Kingdom.
In 2006, Kavana played a recurring role in a number of episodes of E4's Hollyoaks: In the City. He also began working with Jools Holland as a session musician and backing vocalist. He appeared as a contestant on Grease Is the Word in April 2007 and got put through to 'boot camp', where he was paired with Alison Crawford. Although Crawford was eliminated, Kavana booked a place in the final of the competition, where he was declared runner-up on 9 June 2007.
In 2011 he toured with G*Mania, a musical show inspired by the TV series Glee. The cast then recorded a Christmas single, a cover of "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey. Kavana appeared in the music video for the song.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Special Kind of Something - The Best of Kavana||
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"Where Are You"||26||—||—||—|
|1997||"I Can Make You Feel Good"||8||32||71||—|
|"Crazy Chance '97"||16||—||—||—|
|1998||"Special Kind of Something"||13||83||—||—||Instinct|
|1999||"Will You Wait for Me?"||29||65||—||22|
|2001||Undressed||Dr. Johnny||Season 5; recurring|
|2006||Hollyoaks: In the City||Will||3 episodes; recurring|
|2014||Mirrors||Madonna||Short film; Starring Jody Latham|
|2015||Celebrity Big Brother||Himself/Housemate||Series 15|
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