X Factor band Stereo Kicks have announced they are to split up.
The eight member band, who were formed at X Factor 2014, announced on their official Facebook profile that they are no longer to carry on as a band.
Let us start by saying what an AMAZING year it has been for all of us!
As most of you know, we created Stereo Kicks during X Factor 2014. We all started off as solo artists and were then fortunate enough to be brought together in the bootcamp stages of the show. Since then our lives have changed dramatically, and for the better! With your help we have headlined our own tour and seen our single “Love me So” (written by the band) reach number 12 in the midweek charts! We started the process alone and became one. Family is often an overused word, but in the last twelve months we have become one!
That is why this next part is hard…
We all feel the time has come for us to now continue our journeys individually.
We have learnt first-hand just how tough the industry is as an unsigned act. Unfortunately, due to these circumstances, we are no longer able to carry on as a band. Please understand that there is nothing more that you could have done and that this is a situation completely beyond both your control and ours. We have considered endless ways of how we might try to make this work, but it is logistically impossible for us to continue as Stereo Kicks. From the bottom of our hearts, we will be forever grateful for all of your hard work, support and love. We can’t thank you enough.
Stereo kicks has been, and always will be, a HUGE part of our lives. We still remain the BEST of friends and will continue to support each other in everything we do. The experience we have had is truly indescribable and it is mostly down to YOU! Our fans! Without your support and loyalty, we wouldn’t have achieved half of what we have…….. you really have been the BEST FAN’S EVER!!
Although this is really sad for us, we felt that we wanted to end on a high. You guys have been with us every step of the way and have been the first to hear our news, and we wanted to keep it that way!
So, we want to say goodbye as “Stereo Kicks” properly….
Our final performance together will be this Saturday July 25th at Thorpe Park. We would LOVE to see you there. This show is for you!
Thank you all so much for EVERYTHING! We Love you!
So, goodbye – For now ; )
Tom, James, Barclay, Jake, Chris, Reece, Casey, Charlie
Stereo Kicks are an English-Irish boy band that consists of Barclay Beales, Chris Leonard, Tom Mann, James Graham, Reece Bibby, Jake Sims, Casey Johnson and Charlie Jones.
Despite not having the support of a record label, their first single, “Love Me So”, debuted at number 31 on the UK Singles Chart and #1 on the Singles Chart.
They left the X Factor competition in week 8, eliminated against Lauren Platt after voting went to deadlock.