Paul Cattermole

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Paul Cattermole
Paul Cattermole.jpg
Cattermole performing in 2010
Background information
Birth name Paul Gerald Cattermole
Born (1977-03-07) 7 March 1977 (age 41)
St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Genres Pop, nu metal, rock
Occupation(s) Actor, Singer, Bricklayer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1999–present
Associated acts S Club 7

Paul Gerald Cattermole (born 7 March 1977) is an English singer, actor and painter and decorator. Cattermole was a founding member of the group S Club 7, but left it in 2002.[1]

Early life[edit]

Cattermole was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire. He was a member of the National Youth Music Theatre and appeared in "Pendragon" (1994). He studied on a theatre and Simon Fuller picked him for S Club 7.

Career[edit]

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

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 "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]

2008–2013: 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: 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[citation needed] 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 as members of the National Youth Music Theatre in 1994. At the time Paul was 17 years old, and Hannah was 14. They appeared together in Pendragon.[11] In 1999, Cattermole and Spearritt both were selected as band members of a seven-member pop group named S Club 7, where they became good friends. In May 2001 the friendship developed into romantic relationship. They kept their relationship a secret for the first six months, waiting until November 2001 to make a public announcement. Their S Club bandmates were supportive of the relationship.[12] Cattermole departed from the band in 2002 but the couple continued to date. S Club 7 announced in 2003 that they were to disband. In early 2006 Cattermole and Spearritt's five-year relationship ended.[13] In 2014, Cattermole and Spearritt reunited with their S Club 7 bandmates for an event. In June 2015 Cattermole and Spearritt started a romantic relationship again, splitting in November the same year.[14][15]

In January 2018 Cattermole put his Brit Award for Best British Breakthrough Act up for auction on eBay, saying "there are bills to pay."[16] He had been declared bankrupt in 2014 and when selling his award admitted he had been unsuccessful in obtaining work in reality TV.[17][18] The award eventually closed at £66,100, and Cattermole also listed his 2002 Brit for "Don't Stop Movin'" (Best British Single). [19] The latter hit the same figures, but was ultimately relisted to eventually sell for a more modest £3,000. Cattermole said that half of the payments would go towards paying bills, but was still deciding what to do with the other half.

In February 2018 in an interview with Loose Women, Cattermole revealed his desire to become a contestant on celebrity reality TV shows and stated the depth of his financial burden and thanked the TV producers for giving him a shirt to wear for the interview. Cattermole also stated during this interview that he is single and interested in finding love.

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
2000 S Club Christmas Special Paul Television Film
2000 Creative Differences 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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015.  Remember when Hannah Spearritt and Paul Cattermole Were The Greatest Couple In Pop. Yahoo Com
  14. ^ https://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. However Hannah Spearritt and Paul Cattermole split months after rekindling their romance. Mirror UK
  15. ^ 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
  16. ^ Beaumont-Thomas, Ben (12 January 2018). "S Club 7 member puts Brit award up for sale on eBay". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 January 2018. 
  17. ^ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/music-news/11229172/The-demise-and-fall-of-S-Club-7.html
  18. ^ http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/paul-from-s-club-7-on-the-brit-award-he-sold-for-66000-2220349
  19. ^ Copsey, Rob (17 January 2018). "S Club 7's Paul Cattermole opens up about why he sold BRIT Award and the group's "difficult" reunion tour". Official Charts. Retrieved 17 January 2018. 

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