Rhys Bobridge

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Rhys Bobridge
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Rhys Bobridge as living statue
Background information
Also known as Rhys
Born (1981-12-24) 24 December 1981 (age 36)
Origin Adelaide, Australia[1]
Genres pop, dance
Occupation(s) pop singer, dancer, make-up artist
Instruments vocals
Associated acts So You Think You Can Dance Australia

Rhys Bobridge, also known as Rhys, is an Australian pop singer, dancer and make-up artist based in Sydney, New South Wales.

Early life[edit]

Bobridge started gymnastics at seven years of age,[1] which led him to attending classes at Johnny Young Talent School,[2] alongside Australian Idol winner Wes Carr.[3] In grade 10, Bobridge left Brighton Secondary School to attend Victorian College of the Arts, then went to work in a Taiwan theme park.[1]

Career[edit]

Bobridge appeared on the Seven Network's children's television program The Fairies as Elf,[4] and performed as a drag queen named "Regime Dettol".[5]

He was runner up on Network 10's inaugural season of So You Think You Can Dance Australia in April 2008,[4] and performed at the 18th Drag Industry Variety Awards (DIVAs) in August.[6] On 24 November, after signing with Warner Music Australia,[7] Bobridge released an altered cover version of the dance track "Hot Summer", originally performed by German pop band Monrose. "Hot Summer" was used on station promotions for Network Ten,[7] and reached number 39 on the ARIA Top 50 Singles Chart.[8]

Rhys has also taught dance at a number of organisations including the Sydney Dance Company studios.[9]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
AU
[10]
NL
[11]
2008 "Hot Summer" 39 45

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Meegan, Genevieve (27 April 2008). "Tough road to the top for Rhys". AdelaideNow. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "Rhys Bobridge". NineMSN. Archived from the original on 24 December 2008. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Wes Carr and Rhys Bobridge on Young Talent Time together". The Daily Telegraph. 31 October 2008. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Dancing king". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 28 April 2008. Archived from the original on 25 September 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  5. ^ Sams, Christine (27 April 2008). "Past can't drag a top dancer down". The Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 2 May 2008. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  6. ^ "Drag industry celebrates in style". Herald Sun. 19 August 2008. Retrieved 1 September 2009. [dead link]
  7. ^ a b Moran, Jonathon (30 November 2008). "So they think he can sing". The Sunday Telegraph. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  8. ^ "Rhys - Hot Summer". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  9. ^ "Sydney Dance Company Studios Timetable". Archived from the original on 5 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "Rhys singles". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  11. ^ "Rhys singles". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 

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