|Singer in a band||
Rory grew up with his Mum, Dad and three brothers in Liverpool. From a young age Rory remembers listening to Elton John, Queen and Genesis cassettes in his parent’s car and believes this is where his love for music began. Rory spent much of his early teenage life in and out of bands. As a kid Rory and his three brothers would jam at home, one on guitar, piano and the other on drums. They soon realised they could make a nice sound so a string of different bands were formed with his brothers.
Rory is the lead singer in a band called 54321. He sings with his cousin and three brothers. They are a resident band at The Cavern Club in Liverpool where they perform every Sunday. They are unsigned, so record and produce all of their own music in their self-built studio in their parent’s back garden. Rory took time to discover the world of musical theatre and joined a theatre group. He was often cast in lead roles these included; the Scarecrow in Wizard of Oz and Seymour in Little Shop Of Horrors.
How did it feel when you found out you got through to the live finals?
I was totally overwhelmed, very proud of myself and quite emotional. I didn’t really think I’d make it that far at all.
What can we expect from you in the live shows?
I’m looking forward to giving all I have to every performance. Singing makes me feel so amazing, it’s totally addicting! I can’t wait to show the nation what I can do.
How has the experience been for you so far?
It’s been completely life changing; I’ve had the chance to meet some of my idols, work with an amazing music team and make some great friends. I’m learning more than I ever imagined I would and I’m having the time of my life.
What would winning Superstar mean to you and how do you think it will change your life?
Winning Superstar and playing the role of Jesus, is a lifelong dream for me. From the very first time I heard the music I decided that I would one day play the lead; it’s a truly challenging vocal that will push us all to our limits. The only way that it would change my life is the amount of people I will be performing too, I’ll never stop!
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