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.
Ryan is a writer eager for a fresh start in London after leaving his hometown of Liverpool, nursing a broken heart following his bitter split with girlfriend Lucy and struggling to find inspiration for his latest novel despite an imminent deadline. He has his friends though; John the smooth-talking Money Man and Connor the charismatic aspiring Movie Star; however they're more about knocking back the booze, hitting London's buzzing nightlife and bringing home the girls, so they're hardly a help to his professional motivation. Things are about to change though, and everything becomes clearer when he falls for a quirky art gallery owner named Anna and becomes less inclined to party with his friends. As it happens though, life isn't that straight-forward, and he has a lot of battles to win before he can rest on his laurels - namely finding the balance between friends, love, family and money.
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Zayn Malik’s been rubbing a few people the wrong way on social media since his departure from One Direction.
Since leaving One Direction earlier this year Zayn Malik has had his fair share of twitter spats, taking on everyone from his former bandmates to Calvin Harris. Now rapper Example and singer Conor Maynard have weighed in on Zayn’s recent twitter antics, which aren't exactly helping to endear the ex-One Directioner to his fellow musicians.
Conor Maynard has ‘unfollowed’ Zayn Malik on twitter.
Speaking to the Daily Star Sunday, Example compared Malik to a young Robbie Williams, accusing the singer trying too hard to make a name for himself. "He's probably just a young frustrated guy who is hitting out," Example said.
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A new wave of artists has been announced for this year's pop fest.
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.
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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Example - Jaguar XE Global Launch Party and Show held at Earls Court - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Monday 8th September 2014
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.
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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The Ultra Music Festival kicks off in downtown Miami tonight!
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.
"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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Ministry Of Sound won't be told to keep the noise down as new nearby flats will be fitted with sealed windows.
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.'
Expect an amazing New York takeover with CMJ Music Marathon's awesome 2013 line-up.
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.
Example Sunday 18th November 2012 signs copies of his new album 'The Evolution of Man' at HMV Oxford Street
Date of birth
20th June, 1982