One True Voice
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One True Voice were a short-lived British boy band created on the ITV television series Popstars: The Rivals in which pop groups of both genders created through a public vote would contest the UK Singles Chart for the 2002 Christmas number one single. In the contest, One True Voice with their No. 2 double A-side "Sacred Trust / After You're Gone" lost out to girl group Girls Aloud and their No. 1 single "Sound of the Underground". One True Voice released a further single in 2003 before acrimoniously splitting in August without having released an album.
The group, who were sometimes referred to as OTV for short, was made up of –
- Anton Gordon (from Louth, Lincolnshire),
- Matt Johnson (from Mancot, Wales),
- Daniel Pearce (from Kent, England),
- Keith Semple (from Larne, Northern Ireland), and
- Jamie Shaw (from Cardiff, Wales).
Band members' activities after OTV
- Anton Gordon continues with musical projects, including a joint single with Winta entitled "Hot Romance (Rok With You)". Anton Gordon auditioned for The X Factor in 2006, but did not make it through the preliminary screening. His music is available through his MySpace site.
- Matt Johnson signed a solo contract with Jive Records after One True Voice, but left the label after being unhappy with the music direction and is currently signed to his own record label Tristar Records which has a distribution deal with Believe Digital since 2013. Matt has been involved with a solo project and is recording a single with record producer Steve Power in 2014.
Matt Johnson is releasing a single Get Over You on July 29th 2016. This single was produced by Steve Power
- Daniel Pearce played a lead role in the musical Jailhouse Rock in London's West End, and makes his music available through his official MySpace. Pearce auditioned for the 6th series of The X Factor in 2009, by singing Seal's "Kiss From a Rose". He made it through the auditions, boot camp (singing Prince's "Purple Rain") and eventually made it to Judges' Houses (singing George Michael's "Praying for Time"). His mentor Simon Cowell, however, did not choose him for the finals. He was a backing singer for Dizzee Rascal when he performed on Jools Hollands 2009/2010 Hootenanny and also on the Top of The Pops 2009 show when he sang on the track "Holiday". He continues to be a backing singer for Dizzee Rascal and appeared on his No.1 hit "Dirtee Disco".
- Keith Semple initially reformed his pre-OTV band, the Keith Semple Band, then fronted the band Alibi. After moving to Chicago, he performed with the band 7th Heaven between 2006 and 2012. In 2010, he successfully auditioned for ninth season of American Idol, singing "Heaven" by Bryan Adams. But due to immigration status problems, he lost his spot on the program due to US legal status and residency considerations. In 2013 he launched his own new band SEMPLE focusing on his original music and in 2015 appeared in the season 9 of the American series The Voice as part of Team Adam. In the Battle Round, Semple paired against Manny Cabo. In the Knockout Round, Semple paired against Dustin Christensen.
- Jamie Shaw continues to produce music. On April 28, 2006, he released his solo single "Different" through Rockin' Nation Music. In the UK, he supported the Backstreet Boys for some of their live dates. In May 2006, he was on tour in Germany and Austria with boyband US5 for 18 shows. His music is available through his MySpace site. He has worked Dublin currently.
|2002||"Sacred Trust/After You're Gone"||2||9||Non-album songs|
|2003||"Shakespeare's (Way With) Words"||10||39|
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