Myles and Connor
|Myles & Connor|
|Also known as||The Change (2011-12)
Connected (Until 2010)
19 October 1995 |
|Occupation(s)||singers, songwriters, television presenters|
|Years active||Music 2010–present (currently on hiatus)
TV Presenting 2015-present
|Associated acts||The Change (band)
Britain's Got Talent 2010
Myles Antony Ryan and Connor Jerrade Ryan (born 19 October 1995) are a British musical duo and television presenters from Manchester, England who are best known for appearing on the fourth series of ITV's show Britain's Got Talent as part of the boyband 'Connected'.
- 1 History
- 2 Personal life
- 3 References
- 4 External links
2010: Britain's Got Talent
The twins auditioned as 'Connected' on the fourth series of ITV reality show Britain's Got Talent in early 2010, along with Harry & Max Mondryk and Matthew Fitzgerald. For their audition, they sang I Want It That Way by the Backstreet Boys. While they received positive feedback from judges Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden, Simon Cowell criticized the band for looking 'out-dated' and claimed that they shouldn't have tried to impersonate the band. In retaliation to this, the band performed Ain't No Mountain High Enough to win him over. They received three yes votes from the judges. They then found out they went through to the semi finals.
In the second semi final, the band performed No Boundaries by Kris Allen. They received positive feedback from all three judges, and after landing in the judges vote, they were chosen by Cowell and Morgan to go through to the final.
In the final, the band performed What About Now by Westlife, originally by Daughtry. While they received positive comments from two of the judges, Cowell was yet again to criticize the song choice as he believed that the song didn't make them 'young enough'. They eventually finished outside the Top 3.
After the show, the band performed on the Britain's Got Talent Live Tour, across arenas all over the UK, performing the songs Never Forget by Take That, Everybody in Love by JLS, and Don't Stop Me Now by Queen as part of the finale.
2010–12: Post Talent & Hiatus
Split from Connected
Connected performed their last gig together in Tamworth in front of 20,000 people on 18 July 2010.
On 30 July, Harry, Max and Matt announced on Facebook and their website that they had split with the twins and were forming a new band. The group were scheduled to perform a gig that night. The twins gave their story to the Manchester Evening News, following an article the Mondryks and Fitzgerald had given to the paper a week before.
The twins vowed to continue performing as a duo.
Record deal and debut single
The twins then spent most of early 2011 to help write and produce their debut album with top producer and co writer Marc Fargeot. The twins later announced on their Facebook and website that their debut single will be called "Number 1 Fan", though no release date has been set. The single will receive airplay over the next few weeks. The music video was filmed on 4 and 5 June 2011. The photoshoot for the single took place on 11 June. No release date for the single has been set yet. On 2 September 2011, Myles and Connor performed at the Blackpool Illuminations 2011.
Change is Coming and disbandment
On 1 October 2011, Myles and Connor announced that a change would be happening to the duo.
In December, Myles and Connor released a video stating the change would be happening in 2012. On 7 January, On the duo's video of "Man Who Can't Be Moved" a message connected with the Change is Coming videos appeared at both the start and at the end of the video. Though it was a clue of the change, the message only showed the letter U leaving an unclear understanding of the message.
As the messages have gone on, more letters were added to the word, revealing a P, a T and an A.
The code eventually was revealed as "Aptus" which has been revealed as the group's album name. Shortly after a teaser trailer for another change followed showing Myles and Connor in a mysterious dark alley way. Near the end of the video, two other unknown people stood next to the duo before the screen cut to black, suggesting the formation of a new band.
On 25 February 2012, the duo revealed they were now in a new band named The Change
Myles and Connor Return
On 10 June 2012, The Change disbanded. Myles and Connor continued to perform as a duo, initially as The Change, but later reverting to their original name. Currently, Myles and Connor are continuing to post various covers and original songs on YouTube.
2012–Present: Hiatus from Music
It was announced that Myles and Connor would be taking a break from music but will return in the near future.
2015-Present: Television Presenting
Since September 2015, Myles and Connor have been a part of local TV station That's Manchester, where they present the weekly offbeat news programme, Student Speak. They currently host alongside regular presenters Tom Hoy and Lauren Johnston. As of October 2016, the programme has released over 50 episodes.