G4 shot to fame on the first series of ITV's The X Factor in 2004, where they pioneered the world of popular opera. Their exquisite harmonies and unique arrangements of iconic songs such as My Way, Circle of Life and Bohemian Rhapsody immediately captivated the hearts of the nation and catapulted them into instant stardom.
G4 set an exciting trend by bringing classical music to British reality TV screens for the first time in 2004 with their performance of Nessun Dorma. However, it was their cover of Bohemian Rhapsody that became their signature tune, storming the charts in 2005. Their eponymous debut album went straight to No.1, selling more than 245,000 in the first week, making it the fastest-selling album of the year.
G4 subsequently released three albums, selling over 2 million copies in the UK. They also released a “Live at The Royal Albert Hall” DVD, an autobiographical book “G4: Our Way” and completed five sell-out tours across the UK and Ireland, including a Cathedral Tour where they sang acoustically. Other G4 highlights included collaborating with Lesley Garrett, Robin Gibb, Stephen Gately and Sir Cliff Richard, performing in The Royal Albert Hall more than a dozen times, and having the roller-coaster ride G-Force named after them, which they opened at Drayton Manor Theme Park.
G4 supporting Out of Sight Charity fundraising long may our partnership continue xx
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Jackie White - Alisar Jane - Nick Ashby - Jonathan Ansell - Ben Thapa - Mike Christie - Kev Rhodes - Jackie Storey - Michelle Castledine (ASDA Community Champion)