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Kavana, singer, actor and reality TV star.
Kavana was born Anthony Kavanagh in Moston, Manchester, England on 4 November 1977.
He is most well known as a pop sensation from the nineties, but he might be more recently recognizable from ITV2’s The Big Reunion. He is currently appearing in Celebrity Big Brother 2015.
Do you remember 1997? If so, then you will probably remember pop music sensation Kavana.
Kavana’s career began when he was talent spotted at the age of 16 by Take That manager Nigel Martin Smith while working in McDonald’s. Kavana went on to live the pop star dream by traveling the world, appearing on the front of Smash Hits magazine and regularly seen hanging out with plenty of celebrity faces.
Kavana quickly became a teen heart-throb in the late 90s as he chalked up a string of top 30 hits. He had several successful chart singles such as “Special Kind Of Something“, “Crazy Chance“, “Where Are You and MFEO” (Made For Each Other) which peaked at number 8 in the UK charts.
However, the song that he had the most success with and the song that we all remember Kavana the singer for is “I Can Make You Feel Good” which reached number 8 in the UK singles charts.
Kavana released two successful albums in the late nineties including his debut album named “Kavana” in 1997 which went gold, selling more than 100,000 copies in the UK and his second album “Instinct” in 1999.
He was voted Smash Hits Best Male Singer beating both Peter Andre and Gary Barlow.
After his success in the UK and at the age of 21 Kavana set his sights across the pond and he moved to Los Angeles, California where he continued his love for music with a publishing deal as a songwriter whilst trying to pursue his other passion – acting. He remained in the public eye appearing in various commercials and the popular MTV soap Undressed. Whilst in America he became friends with Spice Girl, Mel B and in 2005, he appeared in her music video for “Today“.
By 2006, Kavana had returned to the UK and had landed himself an ongoing role in a number of episodes of the Hollyoaks spin-off show “Hollyoaks: In The City” which was shown on E4. During this time Kavana also began working alongside Jools Holland as a backing vocalist and session musician.
In April 2007 Kavana appeared as a contestant in “Grease Is the Word”, a reality TV show that was searching for the next stars of the West End Musical. He managed to make it through all the stages of the show, securing himself a place in the Sandy – Danny finals where he was eventually voted as runner up by the shows viewers.
In 2008 Kavana continued his passion for singing where he appeared as one of the stars in the theatre production The Extra Factor, a fictional on-stage musical which was based on the popular ITV show, X Factor.
Continuing on the same path Kavana went on to tour with “G*Mania” in 2011, which was another musical show inspired by the hit American TV show “Glee”. A Christmas single was recorded by members of the cast and Kavana appeared in the music video.
In 2013 Kavana appeared on our television screens once again when he auditioned for the BBC Show “The Voice UK”.
In December 2013, it was announced that Kavana would be stepping back in to the limelight to join a super-group called “5th Story” for series 2 of ITV’s The Big Reunion. He was joined by other well known pop stars Dane Bowers, Gareth Gates, Kenzie and Adam Rickitt.
On 20 March 2014, it was announced that 5th Story and the other boy bands from both series of The Big Reunion including Five, 911, Blue, A1, 3T and Damage would go on a UK arena tour in October 2014.
In January 2015, Kavana became a house mate on Channel 5 reality series Celebrity Big Brother.
Nineties pop singer Kavana is no stranger to reality TV and the pop star says he is looking forward to meeting people from all walks of life and was not viewing it as a one-stop shop to get more work.” But that’s not to say he hasn’t had some ideas. “I’ve got new music, so if I get to a point where it looks like I might do well with it, then I’ll probably do that.”
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