U.K.’s sexiest boy band, THE WANTED, has sent their Filipino fans into an online frenzy for the past couple of weeks with the announcement of their first Manila concert this September 14 at NBC Tent, Taguig City. Their ferociously infectious tunes, rock solid friendship and laddish charms have instantly turned them into Manila’s ‘most wanted boys’. The British-Irish boy band brought us mind-blowing tunes like “All Time Low”, “Glad You Came” and the hottest summer single, "Chasing the Sun".
For now, let’s ‘meet’ the most wanted boys of THE WANTED:
Born 6 September 1988 (age 23), Max grew up with his family in Manchester. Before music, he had been a football player with Manchester’s Preston North End. He was a member of Avenue, a five-piece boy band which gained popularity in the third season of The X Factor before signing into The Wanted.
Born 18 April 1993 (age 19), and known as the ‘baby’ of the group, Nathan grew up in Abbeydale, Gloucester with his younger sister and mother, who was a music teacher. He started singing and performing at the age of 6 and attended Sylvia Young's theatre school at age 11. He continued to perform in various singing competitions and even attempted to represent the UK in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2004 held in Lillehammer, Norway. In the British qualifying finals, he sang "Born to Dance" coming 3rd overall.
Born 16 November 1988 (age 23), Siva grew up in Blanchardstown, Dublin with his Sri Lankan Tamil father, Irish mother, twin brother Kumar and six other siblings. He started modeling at 16 and appeared in various ads where he was eventually spotted and recruited into The Wanted.
Born 24 July 1990 (age 22), Jay grew up in Newark, Nottinghamshire. He attended Holy Trinity Roman Catholic school in Newark. At the age of 13, Jay went to Charlotte Hamilton School of Dance. He has a non-identical twin brother named Tom and three other siblings.
Born 4 August 1988 (age 24), Tom grew up in Bolton. He learned to play the guitar at the age of 16 after trying out his older brother's. He went to Manchester Metropolitan University and studied Geography, but eventually pursued a professional career in singing. Tom joined a Take That tribute band and toured Northern England, before joining The Wanted in 2009.
Catch the most wanted boys Max, Siva, Jay, Tom and Nathan of The Wanted as they perform Live! on September 14, Friday, 8pm at NBC Tent, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Ticket prices are VIP Php 6,340 and GOLD Php 4,230. Call SM Tickets at 470-2222 or visit www.smtickets.com
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