X Factor’s Stereo Kicks rally after unexpected tragedy – and their lives changed
Old friends in Tom Mann’s band, who were on The X Factor with him in 2014, have sent their support following the sudden death of their fiancée on their wedding day.
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X Factor singer Tom Mann has been devastated by a heartbreaking tragedy – and his old friends are supporting.
Tom rose to fame in the ITV singing competition in 2014 as part of Stereo Kicks, a boy band made up of boys who initially auditioned as a solo artist but failed.
Stereo Kicks finished at number five and went on to release their debut single “Love Me So” in June 2015, but decided to part ways a month later after failing to secure a record deal.
It’s been eight years since the band hit our TV screens – and now all the boys are rallying around the band’s old friend Tom following the tragic death of his fiancée Danielle on… their wedding.
In a heartbreaking social media post, Tom explained that he lost “the love of his life” on what should have been the happiest day of their lives.
Tom said he hopes to make her proud by raising their eight-month-old son as a single dad and will continue to wear his engagement ring as a “sign of love.” unconditional” for her.
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Along with Tom, Stereo Kicks also features James Graham, Jake Sims, Chris Leonard, Charlie Jones, Casey Johnson, Barclay Beales and Reece Bibby.
Several of his former bandmates have offered emotional condolences after Tom revealed the devastating news about Danielle on Monday night.
Barcaly wrote: “To all my love, sorry”
“Dude, I’m so sorry to read this. Sending every bit of love I have,” Jake said.
Charlie added: “Tired of reading this Tom. Seeing all my love for you and Bowie”
“I’m so sorry Tom. You’re so loved,” Reece replied.
The Stereo Kicks boys became best friends – but didn’t initially audition together when they went to the X Factor alone.
All eight members were rejected at the training program stage, but the judges thought they would work well together as a team.
They only had a few hours to perform together and wowed the judges by performing a cover of Leona Lewis’s Run and being sent straight into the judges’ house.
Between the ages of 14 and 20, the boys were of different ages and experiences, but they wowed Louis with a rendition of Justin Timberlake’s Mirror when they performed at his home in Bermuda.
They made it to the dreaded knockouts in week two and week four but managed to make it through to week seven – finishing in a respectable fifth place.
In April 2015, the band released their debut single “Love Me So”, written by Tom, and peaked at number 31 in the UK Singles Chart.
However, in July of that year, they announced on their Facebook page that they would be disbanding after struggling to land a major record contract.
Their final performance together saw them make headlines at Thorpe Park’s Island Beats event next week.
Ken McKay / ITV / REX Shutterstock)
Casey went on to join the band X Factor Union J in May 2016 after George Shelley left the group.
Acknowledging that he was looking forward to joining a smaller geoup, he told The Sun: “I’ve always wanted to be in a band, not a choir.
“What I was involved with before was not like a boy band. Stereo Kicks was more like a choir.”
But the following year, Casey left the band after they were signed up by new management and decided to stay as a trio.
They added Sun : “There’s a feeling he can never really replace George and the band would be better off as a trio.”
Reece went on to become a member of the band New Hope Club, with the British trio signing to The Vamps’ Steady Records in 2015.
Their self-titled debut album peaked at number five in the UK Albums chart in February 2020.
Tom Mann / Instagram)
Tom Mann / Instagram)
James won the second season of the American reality show The Four: Battle for Stardom and was awarded a recording contract with Republic Records.
While Charlie became a member of the 5-piece band Over Atlantic, which was active from 2016 to 2018, and famous for its viral YouTube song, ‘Belieber for Life’.
Sadly, Tom posted a photo of his partner Danielle and their baby along with a heartbreaking message explaining that she tragically died Monday night.
The singer wrote: “I can’t believe I’m writing this but my dear Dani – my best friend, my everything and more, the love of my life – passed away at dawn on Saturday, June 18.
“The day that was supposed to be the happiest day of our lives ended in an irreparable heartbreak.
“I feel as if I’ve cried an ocean. We’ve never come to change; or have to say our vows, or dance our first dance, but I know you know that You are my whole world and the best thing that ever happened to me, Danielle.
“I will wear this ring that I must always wear as a sign of my unconditional love for you.”
Tom was flooded with touching messages from fans and friends, including from fellow singers Ellie Goulding and Lewis Capaldi.
On raising their son, Tom continued: “I’m absolutely devastated trying to process this and to be honest I don’t know where to go from here, but I know I need to put in any effort. What force is possible to muster for our boy.
“I won’t make my mark on the parent you’ve become, but I promise I’ll do everything I can to raise Bowie the way we’ve always wanted to. I promise you he will. know how amazing my mummy is.I promise to make you proud.
“The most beautiful person inside and out. The most incredible soul. We have lost such a special person and I am sure that we are about to witness an abundance of love in response. I’ll try to find peace in your messages and comments, but I’m grieving right now and I have a long time to go.
“My dear Dani, the brightest light in any room, my world would be nothing but darkness without you. I will miss you forever.”
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