Danny Foster (musician)

Danny Foster
Born (1979-05-03) 3 May 1979 (age 39)
Hackney, England, United Kingdom
Genres Pop, dance
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2000-present
Labels MCA Music, Polydor
Associated acts Boom!, Hear'Say

Danny Foster (born 3 May 1979) is an English pop/soul singer and television personality, who appeared in the inaugural series of the British television talent-show Popstars, going on to become a founder member of the pop group Hear'say.

Early life and career

Foster attended the Central Foundation Boys' School.[1] Before his appearance in the Popstars television series, Danny Foster had worked as a cleaner and trained as a youth worker.

He was born to a Barbadian father and white mother.

Foster first rose to fame in 2001, after his appearance as an aspiring pop singer in the first series of the reality television documentary Popstars, which aired on the British television channel ITV1. After impressing the judges of the series (which included Nigel Lythgoe and Nicki Chapman), Foster was selected as a founder member of the pop group Hear'say, alongside Myleene Klass, Kym Marsh, Suzanne Shaw and Noel Sullivan.

After the formation of the group on TV, Hear'say went on to enjoy huge international success, selling nearly three million records worldwide. The group's debut single "Pure and Simple" became the fastest selling number one single of the UK Singles Chart at the time. The group also released another UK number one single and a number one album, as well as performing a sell out arena tour across the UK and Ireland. However, the group's second album was not a success, and Hear'say split eighteen months after their formation.

In 2005, Danny Foster competed in the third series of Channel 4 sports-based reality show The Games. Foster joined the series halfway through as a replacement for actor Jonathon Morris, and competed against celebrities including Craig Charles and Chesney Hawkes.

In 2006, Foster appeared as a celebrity contestant in Five's Trust Me – I'm A Beauty Therapist, appearing alongside celebrities including Suzi Quatro, Stan Boardman and Michelle Marsh.[2]

Recent career

Currently, Danny Foster performs as part of his own live act, "Danny Foster & The Big Soul Corporation". The act consists of live performances of mainly soul & motown songs, with Foster performing as founder and lead singer of the group.[3] He auditioned for The Voice UK in 2013 with his own soul version of The Spice Girls hit Wannabe, but however none of the coaches selected him.[4]

References and notes

  1. ^ "Alumni". Central Foundation Boys' School. 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  2. ^ IMDB entry
  3. ^ Danny Foster official website
  4. ^ 'The Voice' UK: Hear'Say Danny Foster sings Spice Girls – video

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