GuilFest 2011 - Lineup

Peter Andre

Peter Andre

Peter Andre is an accomplished media star in the UK, Europe and Worldwide known for his successful music and television career.   Peter hit a peak in his music career during the 1990s when he became the sixth highest selling artist in the UK.  He had numerous No. 1 hit singles, two No.1 albums and toured all over the world and collected a multitude of national and international awards along the way.   His chart success led to major tours throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia.  It was while touring that Peter achieved one of his life-long dreams to perform at Wembley Arena, which he accomplished at a sell-out concert in the summer of 1997.

Since being offered a record deal live on air on Australia's 'New Faces' TV show at the age of 16, Peter's career has been like a rollercoaster ride. Peter had his first hit in Australia with ‘Gimme A Little Sign’ at the age of 19. In the following year, Peter received numerous national awards in Australia for outstanding musical achievements and was subsequently honoured with having the highest selling record of the decade.

At the age of 23, Peter was chosen to be a special guest performer for the Madonna and the Bobby Brown concert tours. He became the first Australian artist to have had a single debut in the UK singles chart at No. 1.   Then followed three Top 5 hits including two further No.1 singles and a total of eleven Top 10 hits worldwide.  His most successful single was ‘Mysterious Girl’ which sold over 2 million copies.  Peter’s next single ‘I Feel You’ also entered the charts at No. 1 and following on from this came his first UK album, ‘Natural,’ which also debuted at No. 1.

2004 was the year that changed the path of Peter Andre’s career; it took him to the next level and opened many new doors for the singer.  Following his appearance on ITV’s ‘I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here’ audiences were reminded of Peter’s charm and fun personality, they kept voting in their thousands to keep him in the jungle so they could see more from him.  During this time Peter also met Katie Price the mother of his two children and who he was married to for over three years.

During their five year relationship Peter and Katie were followed closely by camera crews to create reality TV shows together.  The first of these shows was the intriguing ‘fly on the wall’ documentary ‘When Jordan Met Peter’ which aired in 2004 on ITV1.   This revealed not only the secrets behind the pairs’ very separate careers, but also the development of their personal relationship together.   This was followed by ‘Jordan and Peter: Laid Bare,’ which screened on ITV1 and ITV2 in January 2005, with the next series named ‘Marriage and Mayhem’ also appearing on both channels.  Katie and Peter’s third, fourth and fifth series of their reality TV show called ‘Katie and Peter: The Next Chapter’ aired in April 2007, March 2008 and September 2008 respectively on ITV2.  Katie and Peter have also invited other celebrities to join them for a chat while filming ‘Katie & Peter: Unleashed’ – their own chat show that aired in Autumn 2007.  The last of their reality TV series together was ‘Katie and Peter: The Next Chapter Stateside.’ This was filmed whilst Peter was completing his eagerly awaited new album, ‘Revelations’ which reached No. 3 in the UK charts.

Even while busy with his TV work, his passion for music was always there.  Peter released his album ‘The Long Road Back’ in 2004 accompanied by a sell-out Arena Tour and a No.1 hit.  In 2005 Peter focused on writing and recording new material, both here in the UK and in America, also performing several intimate gigs around the country as well as some festival appearances. 
Peter released his autobiography in September 2006 and entered into the Top Five Bestsellers list.  For the three weeks following the release of the book, Peter embarked on a successful book tour which took him around the country.   In 2008, Peter focused on his music again by writing some new material for his upcoming album.  On a personal note, 2008 saw Peter’s best accomplishment when he was awarded ‘Dad of the Year’ 2008.

2009 had been another busy and productive year for Peter as he was in LA writing and recording songs for his album that was released in September 2009.  The first single of his long awaited new album was ‘Behind Closed Doors.’ The single had its first airing exclusive to the Chris Moyles breakfast show on BBC Radio 1 and charted at No. 4 in the UK Charts. In October 2009 Peter followed his album success with a No.1 selling perfume ‘Unconditional.’ As well as focusing on his music Peter had also taken time out to run the Flora London Marathon on behalf of the NSPCC for which he became an ambassador of in 2006 - he raised many thousands of pounds for the charity to help towards the good work that they do protecting children.

On 11th May 2009, a statement was released explaining that after three and a half years of marriage Peter Andre and Katie Price were separating.  Obviously this was a difficult time for Peter but with a strong focus on his family and career Peter came out on top.   Capturing this time and his further rise to success Peter starred in a one off ITV2 Special called ‘Going It Alone’ which reached 2 million viewers.

2010 saw Peter go further to the forefront of the media agenda with a massive sellout 38 date Theatre Tour ‘Revelation,’ a No. 2 selling book ‘My World,’ a top selling aftershave ‘Conditional’ and a perfume ‘Mysterious Girl’ which went straight to No.1 in the Perfume Charts. Peter also continued with his smash hit reality show on ITV2 which chronicled his success as well as presenting shows for ‘This Morning,’ ‘The Brit Awards,’The 5oClock Show’ and fronting as Team Captain on the ITV1 Saturday night show ‘Odd One In.’ In June 2010, Peter again became ‘Dad of the Year’ 2010, proving how much the nation loves and respects him as a Father and Celebrity.

Following on from his smash hit album ‘Revelation,’ October 2010 saw Peter set the charts alight with his first single ‘Defender’ off of his seventh studio album ‘Accelerate.’ ‘Defender’ was a hit and ‘Accelerate’ stormed the charts debuting in the Top Ten of the UK Album Charts. Teaming up with music royalty for this album, the response from fans and critics has been fantastic with Music Week claiming that ‘Accelerate is an album which delivers in spades.’ Peter drew 2010 to a close by embarking on a National Arena Tour ‘Accelerate’ which was a fantastic success.

Peter has an exciting year coming up for 2011. He has numerous amounts of television work – both reality and presenting - and has signed a fantastic new deal with ITV. In addition, Peter will also be releasing another fragrance and is looking forward to touring internationally with his music.

For further information please visit www.peterandre.com

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