Example (born Elliot John Gleave, 20.06.1982) Example is an English singer and rapper. Example: Childhood Example was born in Hammersmith, West London. He attended a Primary School in Fulham and later enrolled at ADT College in Wandsworth. He has a scar on his forehead from when he had a tumour removed as a child. He studied film directing at Royal Holloway, University of London and earned money by MCing. He met his future producer Joseph Gardner who helped him with his first vinyl release 'A Pointless Song'. After graduating, he worked in Australia on various films including 'Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith' in the props department. He was then an editor and voiceover on Paramount Comedy Channel and MTV Networks.

Musical Career: Example's name came from his initials 'E.G.' which could be an abbreviation for 'exempli gratia' or, as it is more commonly known, 'for example'. He released his first three singles on his own label All The Chats which caught the attention of BBC Radio 1 and various labels including The Beats records who he signed with in 2006. On that label he released single 'What We Made' from his debut album of the same name and filmed the video at the location of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. He also filmed a short documentary on the abandoned town of Pripyat. He released singles 'You Can't Rap', 'I Don't Want To' and 'So Many Roads' for his debut album. He then released his next single 'Me + Mandy' on his own label again in 2008 and also made his stand-up comedy debut for BBC2's 'The Culture Show' in the same year. For his show he performed in front of 60 people in Covent Garden and later ended up at the Lyric Hammersmith alongside Richard Herring, Phill Jupitus and Harry Hill. He first hit the charts in 2009 with his single 'Watch the Sun Come Up' from his second album 'Won't Go Quietly' released through Data Records. The album reached number 4 on the UK chart. In 2011, the first single from his third album, 'Changed the Way You Kiss Me' opened at number one in the UK as did second single 'Stay Awake'. The album, 'Playing in the Shadows' also topped the charts in the UK. Example wrote 'Chasing The Sun' for British boyband The Wanted on their self-titled debut US album released in 2012. Later in 2012, he signed with Mercury records and announced his 13-date tour for 2013.

Personal Life: Example got engaged to model and actress Erin McNaught in 2012. His uncle is former footballer Tony Grealish and he supports Fulham F.C.

Biography by Contactmusic.com

Birmingham Pride festival - Day 1 - Performances

Example - Birmingham Pride festival - Day 1 - Performances at Gay village - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Saturday 23rd May 2015


The 20th Anniversary Of V Festival Now Joined By Mark Ronson And Example

V Festival Mark Ronson Example Maverick Sabre Aston Merrygold Scouting For Girls Bleachers Tove Lo

More big names have been announced for the exciting 20th anniversary line-up of V Festival in Essex! Example, Maverick Sabre and former JLS band member Aston Merrygold join the already incredible bill alongside a host of others as the Summer weekend draws ever nearer.

V Festival logo

Among the other new acts announced for the Hylands Park extravaganza on August 22nd and 23rd are Mark Ronson with a DJ set, Londoners Scouting For Girls, Jack Antonoff's Bleachers and Sweden's Youtube Music Award winner Tove Lo. They'll be adding to a fantastic set which also includes previously announced Kasabian, Sam Smith, Olly Murs, Hozier, Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, Paloma Faith and George Ezra.

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Jaguar XE Global Launch Party - Arrivals

Example - Jaguar XE Global Launch Party and Show held at Earls Court - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Monday 8th September 2014

Example and Erin McNaught
Example and Erin McNaught

MTV Crashes Plymouth

Example and Elliot Gleave - MTV Crashes Plymouth held at Plymouth Hoe - Plymouth, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th July 2014

Example and Elliot Gleave
Example and Elliot Gleave
Example and Elliot Gleave
Example and Elliot Gleave
Example and Elliot Gleave

Example - Longest Goodbye (Official Audio)

Example - At Night (Official Audio)

Example - Live Life Living (Official Audio)

The official audio has now been unveiled for the Example's new album title track 'Live Life Living'.

Example - Can't Face the World Alone (Official Audio)

Example releases the official audio for his new song 'Can't Face The World Alone', taken from his current album 'Live Life Living'.

Example - Seen You (Official Audio)

Example - Only Human (Official Audio)

Example - 10 Million People (Official Audio)

'10 Million People' is the latest single from Example's recently released fifth album 'Live Life Living'.

Example - Next Year (Official Audio)

Jaguar at Mille Miglia 2014, Italy

Elliot Gleave aka Example and Erin Gleave - Elliot and Erin Gleave with their Jaguar XK 120 before the start of the 2014 Mille Miglia. - Brescia, Italy - Wednesday 14th May 2014

Example - Only Human [Live]

Example performs his new track 'Only Human' live in London. The song is taken from his upcoming fifth studio album 'Live Life Living', which is scheduled for release on June 30th 2014 through Epic Records.

Example - Vevo UK Go Shows - Highlights



Date of birth

20th June, 1982