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Biography

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.



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Birmingham Pride festival - Day 1 - Performances

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

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


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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.

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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

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MTV Crashes Plymouth

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

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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 - 10 Million People (Official Audio)


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

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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 - One More Day (Stay with Me) [Live]


Example performs his upcoming single 'One More Day (Stay with Me)' at a London show ahead of the release of his new album 'Live Life Living' due out June 30th 2014 the Epic Records. The single will be out on June 22nd 2014.

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Example - Brooklyn Bowl, 1st May 2014 Live Review


Singer/rapper Example put on an energetic gig at the Brooklyn Bowl in front of some of his most dedicated fans, including some who had travelled over eight hundred miles to be there.  A free gig put on by Vevo in London's O2 arena complex saw Example play his hits as well as new material from his forthcoming album due to be released next month.  

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Example engaged with the crowd at every opportunity and seemed to have a genuine stage presence that made it hard to take your eyes off the performance.   His energy was contagious as he revved up the crowd who hung on to his every word and mirrored his dance moves.  

Chart hits such as 'Changed the Way You Kissed Me' and 'Won't Go Quietly' whipped the audience into the frenzy as Example announced he would be doing more than the 45 minutes allowed.  This delighted the revellers and exposed Example as the showman and crowd pleaser he is.  Other hits, 'Stay Awake' and 'Say Nothing', also proved to be winners as the crowd simply did not stop dancing.  New tracks 'Only Human' and 'Take Me As I am' were well-received and gave the audience a glimpse of what to expect from his new album.  The chemistry on stage between Example and his band was electric as they rocked the house, and if anyone was in any doubt as to how much it was enjoyed by the crowd, the bra thrown on stage certainly made it clear.

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Richie Incognito Touches Down in Miami for Ultra Music Festival 2014


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Rich Incognito, the former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman who is currently a free agent, has arrived back in the city for the first time since January 1 to attend the Ultra Music Festival 2014. The dance music extravaganza - which kicked off today (March 228, 2014) - promises to turn downtown Miami into a giant rave for the weekend.

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"I am here for the Ultra Music Festival," Incognito told Local 10's Ross Palombo after touching down in South Florida on Thursday night, "You know, it's funny. I grew up around music and movies, and everything was telling me to come back here."

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The Fox Problem Live Show

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Ministry Of Sound Will Remain Open As Council Promises To Soundproof New Apartments


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Ministry of Sound have announced that they will not be closing down despite council plans to build a block of flats nearby.

It's a case of 'everybody's happy' for now as the developer of a new apartment block has agreed to pay special attention to sound-proofing it from the blaring of the nearby London nightclub. There was initial worry that the council's plans to build the homes would cause a huge flurry of complaints from new residents about the noise and thus threaten the future of the one of the city's most famous dance clubs.

MOS' chief executive Lohan Presencer told the BBC, 'There is no doubt whatsoever that the proposed scheme makes it very likely we will be forced to close', while British musician Example warned the public, 'If we don't stand up and save it, we will lose the true home of British dance music.'

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CMJ Music Marathon Returns In Its 33rd Year With More Incredible Showcases


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CMJ Music Marathon 2013

The CMJ Music Marathon comes to New York City for its 33rd year bringing with it hundreds of seminal artists from the newly emerging to the well-established.

CMJ has been holding electrifying music events over the course of its existence as well as publishing a weekly music magazine for music and college radio stations. This year will be no different in excellence on its journey through New York from October 15th-19th as it fills over 80 venues across the city with more than 1,000 incredible musical showcases. There will also be a range of other musical events including seminars Q&A sessions, amazing parties, workshops and other special activities.

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