Paul Cattermole

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Paul Cattermole
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Background information
Birth name Paul Gerald Cattermole
Born (1977-03-07) 7 March 1977 (age 38)
St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Genres Pop, nu metal, rock
Occupation(s) Actor, Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1999–present
Associated acts S Club 7

Paul Gerald Cattermole (born 7 March 1977), St Albans, Hertfordshire, England is an English singer and actor. He is a member of S Club 7.[1]

Early life[edit]

Cattermole was a member of the National Youth Music Theatre and appeared, alongside Spearritt, in "Pendragon" (1994). He studied on a theatre and acting course at the Mountview Drama School. He was spotted by Simon Fuller's 19 Entertainment when he appeared in a show there and was asked to audition for S Club 7.

Career[edit]

1998–2002: Career with S Club and hiatus[edit]

Main article: S Club

Cattermole became a member of S Club 7 after a series of auditions, along with members Tina Barrett, Jon Lee, Bradley McIntosh, Jo O'Meara, Hannah Spearritt and Rachel Stevens in 1999.[2] During five years they released four number one singles and one number one album. They also had a series of TV shows, which were: Miami 7, L.A. 7, Hollywood 7 and Viva S Club. In March 2002, Paul Cattermole told The Sun newspaper that it was time for him to "move on" from the group and he wanted to go back to his "rock roots",[3] which heralded back to the time he was part of a nu metal band formed with his old school friends. Talking about his former musical venture three months before he left S Club 7, Cattermole described the band—who had been called Skua—as having a "Limp Bizkit vibe" as well as comparing their style to Rage Against the Machine. Cattermole's resignation came as Skua had decided to reform, and he found it a perfect time to make the transition back from pop to rock as S Club 7's record contracts were up for renewal.[4] Cattermole stayed with the band until June 2002, featuring in four out of thirteen episodes of the group's final television series, Viva S Club, and performing his final concert with the group for Party at the Palace, which was part of Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee celebrations.[5]

2008–present: Return to S Club[edit]

After a five-year split, it was announced in October 2008 that O'Meara, Cattermole, and McIntosh were to perform a mini-reunion tour. The tour consisted of a series of university and nightclub gigs, where they performed a set list consisting of a selection of songs from their Greatest Hits album.[6][7] This had been performing in various nightclubs, universities and Butlins holiday camps around the United Kingdom. Cattermole sang with his own band at a charity concert called 'The Sounds of Summer' at 'The Lord Taverners' club in London on 27 July 2011.

After O'Meara, Cattermole and McIntosh reunited, rumours persisted that S Club would fully reunite (with all seven members). Barrett re-joined the group for one performance in March 2014.[8] In October 2014, it was confirmed that the original lineup would reunite for the first time in over a decade for BBC Children in Need.[9] 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]

2014–present: Skua return[edit]

In January 2014 Skua reformed with all original members. The members had not seen one another for almost 12 years then in early 2014 they made contact with each other via facebook and a meet up was organised soon after. They initially planned to release the material they had recorded in 2002 and have a jam. During the jam session guitarist Stevie K played a demo of the track that would become their first single, Falling and from there an entirely new album was written. On 9 October 2014, Skua performed to a packed crowd at the release of their first official album titled Kneel. The band plan to play more shows in support of the release.

Personal life[edit]

Cattermole and Hannah Spearritt first met each other when Paul was 17 years old and Hannah was 14 years old, when they were both members of the National Youth Music Theatre in 1994, and they both co-starred in show production called Pendragon.[11] In 1999, Cattermole and Spearritt became band members, a part of a seven piece pop group called S Club 7 in which they became good friends. However, in May 2001, Paul and Hannah's friendship developed into romantic relationship, they kept their relationship a secret for six months. Later in the same year, they make a public announcement to confirm that they were an item. Their S Club bandmates supported their new relationship status and released a statement.[12] Following Cattermole departure from S Club 7 in 2002 and when S Club announced in 2003 that they were to disband, the couple continued to date. However, in early 2006, Cattermole and Spearritt's five-years romantic relationship was over and afterwards they stayed in touch and remained friends.[13] In 2014, Cattermole and Spearritt reunited with their S Club 7 bandmates for the reunion, during a television interview on ITV's Loose Women show, they were asked by the Loose Women presenters if it was awkward for them to be working together after their previous relationship together. Spearritt answered joking "That's why we're sitting so far apart. It's really awkward!" While Paul replied that “it was in fact great to be together again. No, it's great to be back together, working together with everyone."[14] In June 2015, it was confirmed that Cattermole and Spearritt have started a romantic relationship again.[15][16]

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Miami 7 Paul Main role
2000 L.A. 7 Paul Main role
2000 S Club 7 Go Wild! Himself Reality television for World Wide Fund for Nature
2001 Hollywood 7 Paul Main role
2001 S Club Search Himself / Judge / Mentor
2002 Viva S Club Paul Main role
Films
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Back to the '50s Paul Television film
1999 Boyfriends & Birthdays Paul Television film

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Universal Execs, Acts Gather For San Francisco Meet", Billboard
  2. ^ S Club 7 - Listen free and Last.fm. Last.fm. Retrieved 4 August 2008
  3. ^ Smart, Gordon (28 March 2002). "S Club 7 star quits to join metal band". The Sun. Retrieved 18 April 2007. 
  4. ^ "Paul leaves S Club 7". BBC News (BBC). 28 March 2002. Retrieved 18 April 2007. 
  5. ^ "The S Club get back to work". CBBC Newsround (BBC). 30 June 2002. Retrieved 18 April 2007. 
  6. ^ "S Club 7 reform with three members". Digital Spy. 5 November 2008. Retrieved 5 November 2008. 
  7. ^ "YouTube.com video - S Club 3: Powerhouse, Newcastle - 6 December 2008". YouTube. Google Inc. 6 December 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2008. 
  8. ^ Hallam, Katy (28 March 2014). "Birmingham Gay Pride 2014: Eternal, Gabrielle and Conor Maynard top the bill". Birmingham Mail (Trinity Mirror). Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "S Club 7 to make a comeback for Children in Need". Daily Mail (DMG Media). 22 October 2014. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  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. ^ http://www.hannahspearritt.net/hannah-spearritt/biography/ Hannah Spearritt Biography. Hannah Spearritt. Net
  12. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/music/newsid_1608000/1608993.stm S Club 7 Pair Admit Secret Love. BBC UK
  13. ^ https://uk.celebrity.yahoo.com/gossip/omg/-remember-when-hannah-spearritt-and-paul-cattermole-were-the-greatest-couple-in-pop-152536033.html Remember when Hannah Spearritt and Paul Cattermole Were The Greatest Couple In Pop. Yahoo Com
  14. ^ http://www.reveal.co.uk/showbiz-celeb-gossip/news/a611472/hannah-spearritt-jokes-about-awkward-reunion-with-ex-paul-cattermole.html Hannah Spearritt Jokes About Awkward Reunion With Ex Paul Cattermole. Reveal UK
  15. ^ http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/hannah-spearritt-paul-cattermole-seen-5942731 Hannah Spearritt and Paul Cattermole Seen Snogging On Tube After Fiance Reveals She Dumped Him For S Club Bandmate. Mirror UK
  16. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3133225/S-Club-7-star-Hannah-Spearritt-dumps-personal-trainer-fianc-Adam-Thomas-order-rekindle-romance-bandmate-ex-boyfriend-Paul-Cattermole.html

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