Reece Bibby Biography

(English Singer and Musician)

Birthday: August 13, 1998 (Leo)

Born In: Lancashire, England

Reece Bibby is an English singer and musician currently affiliated with the pop-rock band New Hope Club. He was previously a member of the group Stereo Kicks. A native of Lancashire, he drew inspiration from his father who is a musician himself. Reece taught himself how to play the guitar by watching YouTube videos. In 2014, in the eleventh season of ‘The X Factor’, he initially auditioned as a soloist but was rejected. The judges put him and seven others in a group feeling that the boys were better suited to work as a group rather than as solo singers. The group Stereo Kicks found success in the early stages of the competition but was eventually eliminated. They released their debut single ‘Love Me So’ in June 2015 before they disbanded due to the failure of landing a record deal. Reece subsequently joined New Hope Club in October 2015. They released their debut extended play ‘Welcome to the Club’ in May 2017. Considered to be one of the most promising new bands, New Hope Club has served as a supporting act on the tours of several artists and groups, including The Vamps.
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British Celebrities Born In August

Age: 25 Years, 25 Year Old Males


father: Jamie Bibby

mother: Lyndsey Bibby

siblings: Lexi

Musicians Pop Singers

City: Lancashire, England

Despite his failure in the boot-camp stage of ‘The X Factor’, Reece Bibby was able to draw the attention of the judges, who put him in a group alongside seven other boot-camp stage rejects: James Graham, Jake Sims, Chris Leonard, Charlie Jones, Casey Johnson, Barclay Beales, and Tom Mann. They first performed at the boot camp within hours of getting together and sang a cover of ‘Run’ by Snow Patrol. It was received favourably by all four judges, who gave them a standing ovation. Simon Cowell even said that they were one of the best bands to have ever participated in the show.
Their performance earned them a spot in the judges' houses stage, where they performed Justin Timberlake's ‘Mirrors’ and subsequently made it to the live shows. The name for the band was chosen through audience voting as the group was steadily garnering a loyal group of followers and was even compared to One Direction by many. Their rendition of ‘Run’ by Leona Lewis received over a million views on ‘The X Factor’s YouTube channel within a couple of weeks after uploading.
In the first week of the live shows, Stereo Kicks sang Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’. However, they ended up in a sing-off in the second week against Chloe Jasmine. Fortunately for the boy group, the judges chose to send Jasmine home. They were again in a sing-off in the fourth week, this time against Lola Saunders and survived once more. They were ultimately eliminated in the quarter-final, finishing in the fifth place in the overall competition.
Stereo Kicks released their first single, ‘Love Me So’, on June 21, 2015. It peaked at the 31st spot on the UK Singles Chart and became the top physical single the same week. However, in the subsequent months, they failed to land a major record deal which understandably frustrated Reece and the others. They eventually decided to disband and posted the news on their Facebook page on July 18, 2015. They last performed together at the Thorpe Park's Island Beats event in the following week.
The band New Hope Club was originally formed in September 2015 by George Smith and Blake Richardson. Reece joined the band in October. He and Smith serve as the group’s singers, guitarists, and pianists while Richardson sings and plays the bass, drums, and guitar.
All the members of the group hail from Northern England. They started off by doing covers of various bands, including The Vamps. In December 2015, he was signed by Steady Records, which is a record label owned by The Vamps. New Hope Club was the second group, after The Tide, to sign with the label.
On May 5, 2017, they put out their debut EP, ‘Welcome to the Club’, on Hollywood Records through Steady Records. The music video for the song ‘Perfume’ was released in January 2017. The music video for the song ‘Fix’ was put out along with the EP. They maintained their presence for ten weeks on the Billboard Next Big Sound chart, even reaching the fifth spot once.
New Hope Club has served as the supporting act on the tours of The Vamps, The Tide, Tini Stoessel, and Sabrina Carpenter. The group got their first opportunity to headline a show at the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, in London, on 1st and 2nd June 2018.
In 2018, they contributed two songs to the film ‘Early Man’s soundtrack: ‘Good Day’ and their rendition of ‘Tiger Feet’ by Mud. They have also put out music videos for two non-album singles: ‘Start Over Again’ and ‘Medicine.’
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Personal Life
Reece was born on August 13, 1998, in Lancashire, England, to Lyndsey and Jamie Bibby. He has a younger sister named Lexi. He grew up deeply influenced by his father’s love for music and later learned how to play the guitar by watching YouTube videos. He had also started to sing and play the piano when he auditioned for the eleventh season of ‘The X Factor’.
Between 2015 and 2016, Reece dated Anais Gallagher, Noel Gallagher's daughter.
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