- Hailing from Manchester, UK foursome Rixton are lead singer and rhythm guitarist Jake Roche, 21, bass/keys, backing vocalist Danny Wilkin, lead guitarist and backing vocalist, Charley Bagnall, and drummer Lewi Morgan, 26. Jake and Danny started writing together 3 years ago in Danny’s parents caravan. Two years later they were introduced to Charley through mutual friends and year later they stumbled upon Lewi in a back alley of a Manchester pub (playing pots and pans) and asked him to join the band. Drawing comparisons to Maroon 5, Rixton offer up a wealth of addictive pop/rock/R&B built on their own brand of songwriting, instrumentation and vocal harmonies. The band has been steadily gaining a large YouTube following from their reimagined covers of tracks including Taylor Swift’s “Trouble”,Rita Ora’s “How We Do (Party)”, Chris Brown’s “Don’t Wake Me Up” , R. Kelly’s “Ignition” eventually catching the ear of talent manager Scooter Braun. Their video for debut track “Make Out,” a guitar-driven, hook-laced party anthem has already reached over 1 million YouTube views. Working with producer Benny Blanco, Rixton are set to deliver their debut album on School Boy/Giant Little Man/Mad Love/Interscope Records later this year.
Jake Roche - Lead Vocals/Rhythm GuitarBirthday: September 16th Age: 21 Zodiac Sign: Virgo Hometown: London, UK Relationship Status: Single Fun Fact: Jake was in the movie ‘Finding Neverland’ with Johnny Depp. He had one line. Charley Bagnall - Lead Guitar/Vocals Birthday: March 25th Age: 28 Zodiac Sign: Aries Hometown: Rochford, UK Relationship Status: Single Fun Fact: Charley’s favorite thing to say is ’1,2′.
Danny Wilkin - Bass/Vocals Birthday: May 4th Age: 24 Zodiac Sign: Taurus Hometown: Blackpool, UK Relationship Status: Single Fun Fact: Danny lives down the street from a street called Rixton.
Lewi Morgan – Drums/Percussion Birthday: January 10th Age: 26 Zodiac Sign: Capricorn Hometown: Bolton, UK Relationship Status: Single Fun Fact: Lewi was forecasted to be in the Olympics for gymnastics before he joined the band.
** Frequently Asked Questions
How did Rixton get their name?
When the band first began Rixton went by the name ‘Relics’ but unfortunately were legally obligated to change the band name since there was already a professional band with the same name. The boys knew they liked the ‘R’ and ‘X’ sound when combined together so after much brainstorming they came up with the name Rixton.
How was Rixton discovered?
Rixton was discovered by Scooter Braun after getting a lot of attention for their YouTube covers. At the time, a close personal friend of Jake’s, Nathan Sykes, was also signed to Scooter Braun management and helped with recommending Rixton.
Who are Jake’s parents?
Jake’s mother is Coleen Nolan, a current UK television personality on a talk show called Loose Women. His father is Shane Richie, an actor known for his work on UK television series ‘Eastenders’.