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Frankie Cocozza

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Frankie Cocozza
Born (1993-01-17) 17 January 1993 (age 26)
OriginBrighton, England
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2011–present

Frankie Cocozza (born 17 January 1993) is a British singer from Brighton, England. He is currently the lead singer of British Pop-Rock band the Telescreen.[1]

Life and career[edit]

He appeared in The X Factor, and on 8 November 2011 Cocozza left the show, admitting his life had "gone out of control" while taking part in the show.[citation needed] He has released 2 EPs, a sell-out tour, and is currently working on an album with his band, the Telescreen.[2]

In January 2012, months after leaving The X Factor, Cocozza became a housemate on the ninth series of Celebrity Big Brother. He finished in second place losing out to actress and television presenter Denise Welch.

On 5 November 2012, Cocozza released his debut EP online, which reached #19 on iTunes.[3] 'She's Got A Motorcycle' was released as a single, with an accompanying video posted to YouTube. The music video shows Cocozza riding a motorcycle towards a wall of fire. The single reached number 89 in the UK chart.[4]

On 21 April 2013, Cocozza released his second EP to iTunes, titled 'Embrace' which failed to chart [5] Five months later, on 13 September 2013, Cocozza and his band The Telescreen announced through their official PledgeMusic site that they were planning to release a debut album set to launch early 2014 if funding succeeded.[1] On 26 February 2014, Cocozza released his band's debut single 'Kids' online.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Cocozza married Bianca Murphy in 2018.[7] The couple live in Sydney, Australia.[8] Their son was born in May 2019.[8]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays/EPs[edit]

Title Album details
The Motorcycle
  • Released: 5 November 2012 (iTunes)
  • Formats: Digital download
Embrace
  • Released: 21 April 2013 (iTunes)[5]
  • Formats: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK UK Indie Breakers
2012 "She's Got a Motorcycle" 89 17 The Motorcycle
2013 "Catastrophic Casanova"
"Embrace" Embrace

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Profile, pledgeMusic.com; accessed 24 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Frankie Cocozza axed from X Factor over unacceptable behaviour - Telegraph". The Daily Telegraph. 2011-11-08. Retrieved 2012-09-18.
  3. ^ Kitchener, Shaun (5 November 2012). "Look Out JLS! Frankie Cocozza EP Soars Up iTunes Charts". Entertainmentwise.com. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  4. ^ "FRANKIE COCOZZA". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  5. ^ a b iTunes - Music - Embrace - EP by Frankie Cocozza, itunes.apple.com; accessed 6 April 2018.
  6. ^ Official Bandcamp site
  7. ^ "Frankie Cocozza wife: Who is Bianca Murphy? Everything you need to know about Celebs Go Dating star's wife as they announce pregnancy". OK!. 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Frankie Cocozza reveals he's a dad and shares first adorable picture of son". Daily Mirror. 2019.

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