The band has had several UK top 5 singles but only two Australian top 20 singles.
International pop band, “The Wanted”, have taken the world by storm, and now the chart-topping UK pop band is heading to sunny California. They’ll be recording their third album, and preparing for a gruelling US and European tour in late 2013. E!’s new series, “The Wanted Life”, follows this amazing journey, chronicling the boys’ personal and professional lives as they solidify their top place on American music charts. The brand new half-hour series premieres on Tuesday, July 9 at 8:30pm AEST only on E!
The series sees this high-spirited but driven group – nicknamed the ‘Bad Boys of Pop’ – living together in a stunning mansion in the Hollywood Hills, and take on all that Los Angeles has to offer. Beyond the public appearances, recording sessions and rehearsals, the boys also juggle complicated and public personal lives, including the girlfriends of two group members who have decided to tag along to Los Angeles.
Meet The Wanted
At 24, Max George is the ladies’ man of the group and holds nothing back. He nearly signed a deal to play football with Preston North End in Manchester before joining the group. Following a very public break-up with his ex-fiancée, Max is playing the field… and loving it.
Siva Kaneswaran, also 24, is the most serious and Zen-like member of the band, although he is constantly working to keep the peace between his girlfriend and his band mates. He feels the guys are too wild, and tries to calm down their activities whenever possible.
Funny but elusive, Jay McGuinness can be the most secretive of the group, and at 22, possesses a “Jekyll and Hyde” personality. He is arguably the group’s biggest supporter but can be completely unpredictable.
Tom Parker, also 24, is a bit of a sceptic and has strong opinions on where the band should be headed, which often gets him into hot water with his band mates. He’s got a girlfriend who fits right in with the guys but the relationship can be challenged by all the time Tom spends with the group. Tom has an energetic temperament that can often leave a mess in its wake.
Nathan Sykes, at 19, is the baby of the group but has proven to be one of the most mature and grounded. He is completely devoted to the fans and feels the group has an image to uphold. Although he’s close with each of his band mates, he is sometimes left out of the mix when they go out since he’s not old enough to get into bars and clubs in the US.
Also along for the ride in L.A is Nano Tissera, from music mogul Scooter Braun’s management company. Nano’s job is to be responsible for the lads’ whereabouts and keep them focused. He is the glue that keeps everyone together and endures endless teasing from the guys who love to get a rise out of him.
Nareesha McCaffrey is Siva’s often disapproving girlfriend who is not happy about sharing quarters with the entire band, and Kelsey Hardwick is Tom’s girlfriend who loves to party as much as the boys.
Tuesday, July 9 at 8:30pm on E!