December 7 2013 Latest news:
Jessica Earnshaw, Recorder
Monday, August 19, 2013
A 20-year-old, who reached the finals of Britain’s Got Talent before going on to have a top ten single with his band The Loveable Rogues, has spoken to What’s On about his incredible year.
Té Eugene, of Ilford, first met Sonny Jay, 20, a former West Hatch High School pupil of Chigwell and Eddie Brett, 22, of Chingford while studying at college four years ago.
Since forming the Loveable Rogues and appearing on the ITV1 reality show last year, the band reached an impressive number nine in the UK Top 40 with their track, What a Night.
The former Valentines High School, Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill, pupil said: “I was always very musical and I grew up singing in church. I was always the guy who wanted to be on stage at school.
“It all happened by chance after we met at Colin’s Performing Arts College in Romford. When the opportunity to take part in Britain’s Got Talent arose, we were all a bit sceptical.”
After their performance on the show, judge Simon Cowell, said: “I cannot tell you how happy I am you’re in this competition. You’re current.”
Té said: “It all worked out really well but the experience was both terrifying and exciting. You are just in this bubble for six weeks and your career speeds up so fast. Over night people were coming up to me and wanting to take pictures.”
He added: “One of the memories that stands out most has got to be performing at Wembley in front of 82,000 people. It was unreal. I never though I’d have been able to do that within a year of getting a record deal.”
The trio, who write their own material, have recently completed a stadium tour with Olly Murs.
He said: “For people who might not be familiar with us I’d like to think we are original.
“Our performance are full of energy and spontaneity and our music is probably best defined as reggae infused pop.”
Té also revealed that the group were really excited about their upcoming second single and album, which will be “out soon”.
If you are unable to wait that long, catch the band at Hornchurch Live, in Harrow Lodge Park, off Hornchurch Road, Hornchurch on Saturday at 9pm.
For more information please visit www.hornchurch-live.co.uk or www.loveableroguesmusic.com.