Shayne Ward at the age of 29 has enjoyed a stellar career. Since winning the UK X Factor in 2005 Shayne has released three albums, played London’s O2 Arena, sold over 3 million albums, achieved a staggering 14 Platinum discs, had number one albums in 9 countries, rocked West End audiences and ice-skated back onto Saturday night TV. Shayne is, still to this date, the most successful solo male X Factor winner.
Manchester born and bred, Shayne’s family hails from Ireland, a connection he is fiercely proud of. A perfectionist when it comes to his performing, he is most at home on the stage, where his infectious vocals and incredible presence come alive. For him nothing is better than being in front of a live audience.
Shayne released his third album, Obsession, in November 2010 and followed that up with a major UK tour. That year he also performed at the Miss World Final in China to an estimated TV audience of over 2 Billion and headlined the Boston Pride Festival in America.
In 2011, Shayne branched out into musicals and played the inaugural Stacee Jaxx in the West End hit musical Rock Of Ages opposite Justin Lee Collins. Following that, he swapped leather for lycra, strapping on his skates and taking to the ice to appear on ITVs Dancing On Ice, gaining him a legion of new fans.
Following recording duets with his folk heroes Foster & Allen and with West End star Louise Dearman, Shayne is now back in the studio working on his fourth album for release later in 2014.