April 29, 2013

Read and Take: OLIVER SYKES BIOGRAPHY





Name: Oliver Scott Sykes

DOB: 20 November 1986
Age: 27

Hometown:  AshfordKent, England



        He moved to Australia with his parents Ian and Carol Sykes when he was young, moving between Adelaide and Perth over the course of about five years. He then moved back to the UK at the age of about eight to Stocksbridge in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. As a teenager, he attended Stocksbridge High School, the same school where Arctic Monkeys band members Alex Turner, Andy Nicholson,Matt Helders and Nick O'Malley attended. He was a year below Turner and Helders.
Sykes has stated that he enjoyed the subjects English and Art while at high school, but was not interested in science or mathematics whatsoever. While at school in 2003 he began crafting together compilation CDs and short tracks under the name Quakebeat. He also played in other bands including mock hip-hop band "Womb 2 Da Tomb" with fellow Bring Me the Horizon member Matt Nicholls and brother Tom Sykes, and metal band "Purple Curto" as drummer/vocalist with schoolfriend Neil Whiteley, under the pseudonym "Olisaurus", which he would later use for releasing solo material.

Clothing Line:
In addition to his vocal contributions and songwriting in the band Bring Me the Horizon, Oliver Sykes is also the founder and owner of the alternative multi-million GBP clothing line Drop Dead Clothing. Drop Dead Clothing is one of the most popular alternative clothing and accessories lines in the world, catering for both male and female, and ships worldwide.


Writing:
On February 1, 2013 Sykes launched a 
Kickstarter project to fund a graphic novel created by him and Drop Dead Clothing artist Ben Ashton-Bell, entitled Raised By Raptors. The concept arose from a shirt design made by Ashton-Bell of a Mesoamerican girl wearing a dinosaur skull on her head, which inspired Sykes to further develop the story. With a £15,000 goal the project exceeded its target within weeks of launching.









Controversy:

-Nottingham incident

While on tour in the UK, allegations were made that Sykes urinated on a female fan after a gig at Nottingham Rock City. He was subsequently charged, but all charges were later dropped due to lack of evidence. Online music zine Drowned in Sound claimed that Bring Me the Horizon were banned from Nottingham Rock City, a claim that turned out to be false when the band subsequently played Nottingham Rock City on 1 December 2007.

-Impersonator incident
UK McDonald’s employee David Russell posted on Facebook as Oli Sykes and attempted to murder BMTH fan Maricar Benedicto. Russell lured Benedicto to the UK under the previso that he was Sykes before taking her to a forest near his Northampton home and persuading the 19-year-old to wear a blindfold, saying he had a gift for her. The terrified teenager tried to escape but the 20-year-old McDonald’s worker stabbed her several times, hit her in the face with a log and headbutted her. Miraculously, she survived. Russell received a life sentence for his crimes.

-Video with Architects

During a tour, Bring Me the Horizon and Architects filmed a video showing a staged fight between Sykes and Architects' lead singer Sam Carter. The video was uploaded to YouTube and resulted in outraging many Bring Me the Horizon fans, believing it was real. This caused many to send hate mail towards Carter, whom later made it clear in an interview with Kerrang! that the whole thing was a joke, as did Sykes.

Personal Life:
Sykes dated girlfriend Sarah "SJ" Whiteley from late 2003 until mid 2008. Whiteley is the sister of Purple Curto band mate Neil. In October 2008, Oli Sykes met Amanda Hendrick at the Barfly music venue, where she tagged along for the remainder of Bring Me the Horizon's UK tour. Sykes and Hendrick dated until September 2011, then separated for a period, before resuming their relationship again in June 2012. Hendrick models for Sykes' Drop Dead clothing line. The couple broke up in October 2012. He is now dating tattoo artist Hannah Snowdon.









Music

With Bring Me the Horizon
  • This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For (2004)
  • Count Your Blessings (2006)
  • Suicide Season (2008)
  • There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret. (2010)
  • Sempiternal (2013)
Guest appearances
  • Admiral's Arms - Stories Are Told (2009) - vocals on Dawn of the New Age
  • Deez Nuts - This One's For You (2010) - vocals on If You Don't Know, Now You Know
  • You Me at Six - Sinners Never Sleep (2011) - vocals on Bite My Tongue
  • Architects - Daybreaker (2012) - vocals on Even If You Win, You're Still a Rat

Graphic Novel:
  • Raised By Raptors (2013-)







source: Google

Read and Take: Amanda Hendrick (Scotish Model)










Name: Amanda Hendrick
DOB: 10/02/90
Home Town: 
Airdrie, Scotland

Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Eye color: Green
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Place of birth: Scotland
Measurements: (US) 31.5-24-34 ; (EU) 80-61-86
Dress size: (US) 6-8 ; (EU) 36-38
Shoe size: (US) 8.5 ; (EU) 39 ; (UK) 6
Mother agency: Crystal Model Agency - Paris


















Fashion Shows: 
-Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2009 {Harvey Nichols} 
-Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2009 {Graeme black} 
-Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2012 {Amanda Wakeley, Ashley Isham, Balenciaga, Bora Aksu, Costume National, Danielle Scutt, Holly Fulton, Jasper Conran, Jean Paul Gaultier, Mark Fast, Mary Katrantzou, Paco Rabanne, Paul Smith, Sass & Bide, Temperley London} 
-Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2012 {Corrado De Biase, Cushnie Et Ochs, DKNY, Ermanno Scervino, Helmut Lang, Marios Schwab, Maurizio Pecoraro, Nicolas Andreas Taralis, Oscar de la Renta, Paul Smith, T by Alexander Wang, Temperley London, Vivienne Westwood, Vivienne Westwood Red Label, VPL, Zac Posen} 
-Resort 2013 {Oscar de la Renta}

Interview with Amanda:

As one of the UK’s hottest models, life is looking good for Amanda Hendrick. The Airdrie beauty starred in the covetable Topshop Christmas campaign last year, has stalked the runways of Jean Paul Gaultier, Balenciaga and Paul Smith and also waltzed off with the Most Stylish Female gong at the Scottish Style Awards. Here she takes time out of her globetrotting to talk about her clothing choices off the catwalk.
I'd describe my style as… 
hippy rock chick. I like to feel edgy and rocky whilst still looking and feeling feminine.
My favourite place to shop in Glasgow is… 
Topshop, Urban Outfitters and AllSaints. I’m happy to shop anywhere really.
The person whose style I most admire is… 
I love the Olsen twins’ style.
My favourite designer is… 
Sonia Rykiel.
When it comes to the opposite sex, I like… 
a guy that takes care of himself, without trying too hard.
I’ve got a thing about… 
bags, studs and glitter.
My favourite recent find was… 
my patchwork House of Holland dress.
My best fashion bargain ever was… 
my dress for the Scottish Style Awards. I picked it up in Tokyo when I was modelling for Paul Smith.
The trend I'm definitely not buying into is… 
creepers. They’re disgusting.
If money were no object on the fashion front I’d buy… 
the studded Burberry mac.
My big fashion no-no is… 
people who try too hard to be cool. Fashion should be about self-expression rather than hiding behind something that’s not really you.
My fashion tip is...
find your own style and be comfortable with who you are.

Source: Google

Read and Take: Niall Horan Biography




Name: Niall James Horan
Age: 20
DOB: 13/07/93
Star Sign: Virgo
Home Town: Mullingar, Ireland
Favourite Film: Grease
Celeb Crush: Cheryl Cole
Man Crush : Michael Buble
Bet you didn’t know: He’d rather lick a fat man’s armpit than drown in a sea of mayonnaise.
Turn-ons: Hot pants, farting and being funny.
Turn-offs: Birkenstock sandals, Disney films and granny cardigans.

Twitter: NiallOfficial


Born to mother Maura Gallagher and father Bobby Horan, he has an older brother named Greg. Their parents divorced when he was five. He and his brother lived between each of their homes for a few years before eventually deciding to live with their father in Mullingar. Horan was a pupil at Coláiste Mhuire, a boys' Christian Brothers school. He was in the school choir, performing seasonally around Christmas.
Prior to participating in The X Factor, he performed around his homeland, including as a support act forLloyd Daniels in Dublin. Horan has been playing guitar since his childhood. Horan has also stated that he is a "big swing" fan, citing favourite artists Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Michael Bublé. Horan also cites rock music favourably and is a fan of The EaglesBon Jovi and The Script.


Niall is a loyal and faithful boyfriend if he likes them.
On a date he would wear a pair of jeans, black shoes, a shirt and a blazer, plus a quick squirt of aftershave.
His perfect girl would be someone who can take a bit of banter and she has to be hot.
He’s a closet chav.
He loves to fart. He can clear a room in seconds with the foul smell.





Best thing about being a boy? 
Chasing all the girls!
Best thing about being in One Direction?
That we all get along.
Best cure for One Direction infection?
Go to the doctor and get a jab.
Favourite aftershave:
Armani Mania.
Favourite grooming product:
L’Oreal Homme Wax and Clay.
PJ’s, pants or nothing in bed?
Pants.
Bath or shower?
Shower.
What mobile phone do you have?
I have an iPhone 4 and a Blackberry.
What do you cuddle up to at night?
Recently Louis, ‘cos he’s started sleepwalking and got into my bed when we were sharing a 
room in a hotel. I pushed him on the floor and he sat up, put his arms 
out and started humming the song from The Jungle Book. It’s only 
recently that he’s started doing it.

Read and Take: Liam Payne Biography





Name: Liam James Payne
Age: 20
DOB: 29/08/93
Star Sign: Virgo
Home Town: Wolverhampton, w
est Midlands, England
Favourite Film: All three of the Toy Story movies
Celeb Crush: Leona Lewis
Man Crush: Michael McIntyre
Bet you didn’t know: He only has one kidney.
Turn-ons: Knee socks, PDAs, giggling, squealing and tattoos.
Turn-offs: Burping, farting, swearing, fake tan and bling.
Twitter: Real_Liam_Payne



Born three weeks early to mother Karen and father Geoff, he has two older sisters, Ruth and Nicola. Until the age of four, Payne had regular tests done in hospital as doctors noticed one of his kidneys was scarred and dysfunctional. To help cope with the pain, he had 32 injections in his arm in the morning and evening as a child. Both of his kidney's are now working. As a student, Payne was heavily involved in sports. Payne was bullied in secondary school and took up boxing lessons at the age of twelve. He was a music technology student at City of Wolverhampton College.
Payne had once performed in front of a 26,000 crowd at a Wolverhampton Wanderers' football match. Payne first auditioned in 2008 to The X Factor'fifth series when he was fourteen. He made it to the judges' houses, but Cowell thought he was not ready for the competition and asked him to come back in two years. Payne cites Justin Timberlake as one of his biggest influences. He also said that he draws inspiration from Take That member Gary Barlow when performing.

Liam is a loyal and faithful boyfriend.
On a date he would wear jeans and a T-shirt.
His perfect girl would have to be cheeky but quiet and a bit shy as
well. He likes happy, smiley girls. He also likes mousy brown haired
girls.
Apparently, he has been grabbed on his crotch a couple of times.
If he sees you cry, he will probably go out with you.
He owns a pain of pink hair straighteners.
He’s the daddy of the group.


Best thing about being a boy? 

Well, it’s a man’s world!
Best thing about being in One Direction?

There is never a dull moment.
Best cure for One Direction infection?

Kiss Harry!
Favourite aftershave:

Paco Rabanne’s 1 Million.
Favourite grooming product:

Hair wax.
PJ’s, pants or nothing in bed?

Nothing!
Bath or shower?

Shower.
What mobile phone do you have?

I have a Blackberry, but I also have an iPod touch and an iPad.
What do you cuddle up to at night?

I scrunch myself up in the covers.

Read and Take: Zayn Malik Biography




Name: Zayn Javadd Malik
Age: 20
DOB: 12/01/93
Star Sign: Capricorn
Home Town: Bradford, England
Celeb Crush: Megan Fox
Man Crush: Justin Timberlake
Favourite hair colour on a girl: Brunette
Bet you didn’t know: He celebrated his 18th birthday with a trip to Nandos with the boys.
Turn-ons: Tattoos and stripper shoes
Turn-offs: Punks, burping and sweating.

Twitter: Zaynmalik


Born to British Pakistani father Yaser and an English Irish mother, Tricia Malik (née Brannan), he has one older sister, Doniya, and two younger sisters, Waliyha and Safaa. He grew up in East Bowling, was a pupil at Lower Fields Primary School, and went to Tong High School, a state comprehensive school. Malik did not fit in at his first two schools due to his mixed heritage, and after moving schools at the age of twelve, Malik states he started taking pride in his appearance.

On auditioning for The X Factor, he stated: "I was looking for an experience". He cites urban music as his main musical influence, growing up, he was into R&B and rap. He as well as other members of One Direction further notes artists such as Bruno Mars, as a "dream collaborator." Malik is addicted to smoking cigarettes; in late 2011, he expressed his desire to quit. Malik is a Muslim, and once wrote on Twitter, "La ila ha ill lalla ho muhammed door rasoolalah", known as a common declaration of faith among Muslims meaning: "There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is the prophet of Allah."



Zayn is a loyal and faithful boyfriend.
On a date he would wear jeans, a T-shirt and trainers.
His perfect girl can’t be too clingy and someone who acts cool. Megan Fox would be his ideal partner.
He loves the mirror.
He’s a secret bad boy.
He is actually a bit shy.
He’s NOT dating Geneva Lane.
He’s the Mary Poppins of the group.


Best thing about being a boy? 
I get to date girls.
Best thing about being in One Direction?
All the free clothes and I get to do what I love everyday.
Best cure for One Direction infection?
There isn’t one.
Favourite aftershave:
Unforgivable by Sean John.
Favourite grooming product:
Hair wax.
PJ’s, pants or nothing in bed?
Pants.
Bath or shower?
Shower.
What mobile phone do you have?
I have an iPhone 4 and I have a Blackberry too, but I don’t use it. I like the iPhone better.
What do you cuddle up to at night?
Nothing not even my duvet!


Source: Google

Read and Take: Louis Tomlinson Biography





Name: Louis William Tomlinson
Age: 22
D.O.B: 24/12/91
Star sign: Capricorn
Home town: Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England
Favourite film: Grease
Favourite band: The Fray
Favourite TV show: The X Factor
Celeb crush: Diana Vickers
Man crush: Robbie Williams
Bet you didn’t know: He owns boxers with ‘lubbly jubbly’ written on the front
Turn-ons: Fake glasses, fake tans
Turn-offs: PDAs, tattoos, farting and Cher Lloyd
Twitter: Louis_Tomlinson


Born to mother Johannah Poulston and father Troy Austin, his parents split when he was young and he took on his stepfather Mark Tomlinson's name. He has five younger half-sisters, and two of them had roles as babies on television series Fat Friends, on which he would go along and serve as an extra. After Fat Friends, he attended an acting school in Barnsley. He had small parts in an ITV1 drama film If I Had You and BBC's Waterloo Road. He was a sixth form student at Hall Cross School, a state comprehensive school, and a former pupil of the Hayfield School. He revealed that he failed his first year of A levels at the Hayfield School and ended up going back to Hall Cross and starting A levels over again. He had a number of jobs, including at a Vue cinema and at Doncaster Rovers football stadium as a waiter in their hospitality suites.
As a student at Hall Cross, Tomlinson starred in several musical productions. Tomlinson revealed that landing the lead role of Danny Zuko in the Hall Cross musical production of Grease motivated him to audition for The X Factor. Tomlinson cites Robbie Williams as his biggest influence and idol. In an interview with Now Magazine, he stated: "I've always loved [Robbie]. He's just so cheeky, he can get away with anything. His performances are unbelievable." He also admires recording artist Ed Sheeran, describing him as "phenomenal.


He’s a bit of a joker.
He’s a very loyal boyfriend.
On a date, he would wear his purple chinos and a polo or T-Shirt and a cardigan.
His perfect girl is someone who is loyal and has a sense of humour, and 
is kind-hearted too. They also have to be tidy. His girlfriend would 
also have to eat carrots.
The rest of the band are banned from dating his sisters.
Being his girlfriend is hard work.
Feel free to grope his biceps.
He reckons Harry Styles looks like Susan Boyle.
He once moonied at his head teacher.



Best thing about being a boy? 

Being interested in girls.
Best thing about being in One Direction?
Just the laugh we have, and also I’ve made four new friends.
Best cure for One Direction infection?
The best cure for that is probably penicillin!
Favourite aftershave:
Hollister.
Favourite grooming product:
Dry shampoo – when I can’t be bothered to wash my hair.
PJ’s, pants or nothing in bed?
It depends on the 
temperature. If it’s nice and hot, I will happily sleep naked, but if 
it’s a bit chilly then pyjama bottoms, but I’m all for sleeping naked.
Bath or shower?
Shower.
What mobile phone do you have?
I have an iPhone 4 and a Blackberry.
What do you cuddle up to at night?
My pillow – all my teddies passed away a few years ago.

Read and Take: Harry Styles Biography


Name: Harry Edward Styles 
Age: 19
DOB: 01/02/1994
Star Sign: Aquarius
Home Town: Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, England
Fave Film: Love Actually
Fave Band: The Beatles
Fave TV Show: Family Guy
Celeb Crush: Cheryl Cole
Man Crush : Louis Tomlinson
Bet you didn’t know: he has 4 nipples
Turn-ons: Giggling, hair extensions, pussy cats.
Turn-offs: Swearing and squealing.
Twitter: Harry_Styles


He is a former pupil at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School, a state comprehensive school. Born to mother Anne Cox and father Des Styles, he has an older sister, Gemma. He was seven when their parents divorced, his mother subsequently getting remarried. Following the divorce, Styles, his older sister and mother moved further out into the Cheshire countryside. At the age of twelve he moved back to Holmes Chapel. Prior to participating in The X Factor, the then sixteen-year-old Styles had a part-time job at the W. Mandeville Bakery in Holmes Chapel. 

Styles was the lead singer for the band White Eskimo with band members lead guitarist Haydn Morris, bass guitarist Nick Clough and drummer Will Sweeny. They had once entered a Battle of the Bands competition, which they won. As a child, Styles loved singing, noting Elvis Presley as one of his influences. He also cites Presley for his musical beginnings. Styles also cites contemporaries, Foster the PeopleColdplay and Kings of Leon among his influences. Styles states that The X Factorgave him "a lot more" confidence as a performer. Styles says that he often looks to Coldplay front man Chris Martin for inspiration when performing on stage. Styles also states that The Beatles had an influence on him growing up, as his father would play their music.




Harry is a loyal and faithful boyfriend. 
His mum also says that he is very romantic.
On a date he would wear a nice pair of jeans, boots, a nice top and a blazer.
His perfect girl would have a good sense of humour, cute and someone who is loyal.
Apparently, he has been grabbed on his crotch a couple of times.
One Direction’s name was his idea.
Harry’s always getting naked.
Simon Cowell thought ‘Pussygate’ was hilarious.
He misses having a girlfriend but girls really confuse him. 

Best thing about being a boy? 
 I guess being able to act like a bit of an idiot sometimes.
Best thing about being in One Direction? 
The four lads that I’m with.
Best cure for One Direction infection?
Chop your hair off or try Strepsils.
Favourite aftershave: 
Ck In 2U and Diesel Fuel For Life.
Favourite grooming product:
Shampoo – I use L’Oreal Elvive.
PJ’s, pants or nothing in bed?
Nothing!
Bath or shower?
Shower every day, at least once a day, 
sometimes more. But a bath maybe once every four months if I need to 
relax. I love bubble baths.
What mobile phone do you have?
I have an iPhone 4 and a Blackberry.
What do you cuddle up to at night?
My pillow.