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Avenue (band)

Origin London, South East, England, UK
Genres Pop, R&B
Years active 2006–2009
Labels Island Records (2006-08)
Associated acts The Wanted, Lawson
Members Jamie Tinkler
Jonny Lloyd
Ross Candy
Scott Clarke
Past members Andy Brown
Max George

Avenue was an English boy band. They participated in the third series of The X Factor in 2006 and initially made it to the final 12, but were banned from participation for having been specifically formed for the competition and having professional representation.[1][2][3] They continued to proclaim their innocence.[4]

After leaving The X Factor, they stayed together and had brief success with the single "Last Goodbye", which reached the UK top 50. After the split, The Wanted, who have since gone on to become one of the world's biggest boy bands, releasing a number of top 5 hits, two official UK number ones, and three top 10 albums. Jamie Tinkler left to form the indie band Baxter, and his replacement in Avenue, Andy Brown, went on to be the lead singer of Lawson, who have released five top 5 singles.


  • History 1
    • 2005–06: Beginnings 1.1
    • 2006–07: The X Factor 1.2
    • 2007–09: After The X Factor 1.3
    • 2014–Present: Reunion 1.4
  • Discography 2
    • Singles 2.1
  • References 3
  • External links 4


2005–06: Beginnings

Max George was born in 1988 grew up with his family in Michelle Keegan, but called off the engagement. Despite the calling off of their engagement, the couple remained together for some time. However, they have now split up due to rumours spreading about Max cheating.

2006–07: The X Factor

In 2006, Avenue auditioned for the third series of The X Factor, singing an a cappella version of "Leave Right Now", a song by Will Young.[7] They made it through to bootcamp and judges' houses, and were mentored by Louis Walsh. Avenue made it to the Final 12 contestants heading for the live shows but after Walsh discovered that Avenue were already on a management deal, he disqualified them from the competition[8] and Eton Road went through in their place.

2007–09: After The X Factor

After disqualification from The X Factor, Avenue were signed by Crown Music Management and won an album deal with Island Records. There was also a membership change with Jamie Tinkler leaving and being replaced by Andy Brown, after Tinkler decided to join the indie rock band Baxter.[9]

Avenue released their debut single "Last Goodbye", which reached number 50 on the UK Singles Chart.[10] The song features on the compilation albums Floorfillers Clubmix, Dance Mania Party and Pop Party 6. During 2008, Avenue supported fellow McFly on their Radio:active Tour and a February 2009 tour was planned, but later cancelled.

Their follow up single was going to be "Can You Feel It?", but a commercial release was cancelled and it was distributed free on music service AXM in support of cancer research in AXM's "Naked Issue".[11]

The band split up in April 2009[12] The Wanted and Andy Brown fronts his own band, Lawson.

2014–Present: Reunion

After a 4-year hiatus break, the band came back together. Only Ross, Scott, Jonny and Jamie returned. All of them confirmed that they are going to make new music. Plus, they are starting a new record label.



  • "Last Goodbye" (UK #50) (Dance Chart #5) (Scotland Chart #1)
  • "Can You Feel It" (free single)


  1. ^ Nathan, Sara (9 September 2006). "Band is Avenue all on...".  
  2. ^ Samson, Pete (2006-10-07). "Exclusive: Avenue axed from X Factor".  
  3. ^ "Avenue boy band kicked off Simon Cowell's British 'The X Factor' show". Reality TV World. 2006-09-26. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  4. ^ Levine, Nick (2008-08-11). "Avenue".  
  5. ^ "The Wanted : Official Website : The Band : Max". Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  6. ^ Metro: Louis' X-Factor boys make return - an interview with Max George
  7. ^ Avenue's audition singing an a cappella version of "Leave Right Now" in The X Factor in 2006
  8. ^ Disqualification of Avenue by Louis Walsh
  9. ^ : Star Jamie to show Tees fans a harder sideEvening GazetteMary Levy,
  10. ^ "UK Singles - 1952–2008". Archived from the original on 7 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  11. ^ AXM Nude Issue cover featuring Max George of Avenue
  12. ^ Avenue splits up - Popjustice

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