S Club 7
Singer Bradley McIntosh is best known as part of the British pop group S Club (formerly known as S Club 7, along with Jo O'Meara, Rachel Stevens, Hannah Spearritt, Tina Barrett, Jon Lee and Paul Cattermole. The group rose to prominence by starring in their own television show, “S Club 7 in Miami” (1999). During their active years (from 1998-2003), the group had four UK No. 1 hit singles (“Bring It All Back,” “S Club Party,” “Reached” and “Natural”), one UK No. 1 album (2000's “7”), a string of hits throughout Europe, including a top 10 single in the United States, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. After the split, McIntosh began touring with O'Meara and Cattermole in 2008. He also made guest appearance in other artists' outputs.
McIntosh is a supporter of Arsenal Football Club. He has a dog named Lucky, a cat named Snotty and two horses named Charmer and Dilly.
Childhood and Family:
Bradley John McIntosh was born on August 8, 1981, in London, England, to a record producer father and a backing singer mother. He has three sisters. Bradley formed a band with his sister and cousin called Crisp before joining the pop group S Club 7 at age 17.
Bring It All Back
Bradley McIntosh got his big break when he attended the audition and eventually secured a place in the group S Club 7, which was created by former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller. The group first came to the attention of public when their starred in their own television series, “S Club 7 in Miami,” in which all seven members of the band starred as themselves. The show ran on the BBC one from April to July 1999 and then was taken to America, where it aired on Fox Family between November 6, 1999 and February 5, 2000.
The band's first album, “S Club,” was launched on October 4, 1999 on Polydor Records. Despite negative reviews from critics, the album rose to No. 2 on the UK Albums chart and went double platinum there. The album was released in America on April 11, 2000, following the success of their TV series. It was certified gold by the RIAA. The lead single “Bring It All Back” reached No. 1 on the UK Singles chart and was certified platinum. It also made the top 10 in Ireland and Sweden. The second single “S Club Party”reached No. 1 on the New Zealand Singles Chart and No. 2 in both the UK and Australia. The third single “Two in a Million” also reached No. 1 in New Zealand and No. 2 in the UK.
The group released their sophomore record “7” on June 12, 2000 in the UK and on November 14, 2000 in the US. The album hit the No. 1 spot on the UK Albums chart and peaked at No. 69 on the Billboard 200. It was certified 4x platinum and gold in the UK and the US, respectively. The album spawned two singles, “Reached” and “Natural,” which reached No. 2 and No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart, respectively, with the first becoming the group's second gold single in the country after “S Club Party.”
2000 also saw the broadcast of the band's second television series, “ S Club 7 in L.A,” which premiered on April 7, 2000 in the UK and on June 3, 2000 in the US. The series featured “The Exorcist” star Linda Blair as Joni, their landlord. The year also saw the broadcast of two TV specials, “Artistic Differences” and “S Club 7: Christmas Special.”
The group's third television series, “Hollywood 7,” aired on CBBC from September 25, 2001 and December 20, 2001 and from September 15, 2001 to 26 January 2002 on the ABC Family network. The group's third studio album, “Sunshine,” was released in the UK on November 26, 2001. The album debuted and peaked at No. 3 on the UK Albums chart and eventually received double platinum certification. “Sunshine” produced four singles on the UK charts, three of which (“Never Had a Dream Come True,” “Have You Ever” and “Don't Stop Movin'”) peaked at No. 1. The forth single “You” peaked at No.2 on the UK Singles chart.
The fourth and final television series “Viva S Club” broadcast from September 20, 2002 to December 27, 2002 in the UK and from September 21, 2002 to December 7, 2002 in the US. The series saw band member Paul Cattermole quit the band..
The fourth album “Seeing Double” was released on November 25, 2002 upon the departure of Cattermole in March of that year. It peaked at No. 17 on the UK Albums chart and went gold. The single “Alive” charted at No. 5 on the UK Singles chart. The album was used as the main musical influence to the film of the same name released in April 2003. In 2002, the group also released the album “Don't Stop Movin'” in the US only.
The group disbanded in 2003. They released a greatest hits compilation album, “Best: The Greatest Hits of S Club 7,” on June 2, 2003.
In 2006, McIntosh returned when he starred on the MTV show “ Totally Boyband.” He became part of a boyband, Upper Street made up of former group members. Their released their first and only single, “The One,” in 2006. The song was a commercial failure and peaked at No. 35 on the UK Singles Chart. The same year, he participated in Celebrity “Sport Relief Boxing” against Jack Osbourne.
After a five year split, Jo O' Meara, Paul Cattermole and McIntosh performed a mini-reunion tour. The tour currently consists of a series of university and nightclub gigs, where the three perform a setlist consisting of a selection of songs from their Greatest Hits album.
McIntosh has written for and produced songs with the likes of JLS, Gak Jonze and ex- Sugababe, Mutya Buena. He has been a featured artist in “Hands Up” (2008, with Robbie Glover) “Vang Tery” (2009, with Taj E), “Let's Go” (2010, with Party Dark) and “Rock Boi” (2011, with Gak Jonze).