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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Gareth Gates

Gareth Paul Gates (born 12 July 1984), is a singer from Bradford, England. He came second in the first series of the ITV talent show Pop Idol. Gates has sold over 3.5 million records. He is also known for having a stutter, talking about his speech impediment publicly, and for his struggle to become fluent through the McGuire Programme.
Gareth was born in Bradford to father Paul Gates and mother Wendy Gates. He has three sisters, Nicola (born 1985), Charlotte (born 1991), and Jessica (born 1992) and grew up with cousin James (born 1986) who was fostered by the family. His parents regularly foster other children. He and his sibling attended Dixons City Academy in West Bowling, Bradford where Gareth studied art and music at GCSE level.

Gates joined Bradford Cathedral choir at age nine. He was head chorister at Bradford Cathedral by the age of eleven, singing solo for the Queen when she visited in 1997.Gates achieved Grade VIII in piano, classical guitar and singing. He had gained a place at the Royal Northern College of Music before the finals of Pop Idol.

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Gareth Gates's Album

What My Heart Wants to Say (2002)
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Go Your Own Way (2003)
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Pictures of the Other Side (2007)
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