Hailing from Manchester, UK foursome Rixton are lead singer and rhythm guitarist Jake Roche, 21, bass/keys, backing vocalist Danny Wilkin, 24, 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 when he attempted to hit on Jake’s then girlfriend 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 Grammy winning producer Benny Blanco, Rixton released a four song EP titled “Me and My Broken Heart EP” in March 2014 to much critical acclaim, earning them a #1 spot on the UK Singles Charts with title track “Me and My Broken Heart”.
- taken and adapted from Official Website
** Member Biographies
Jake Peter Roche – Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
Birthday: September 16th | Age: 21
Zodiac Sign: Virgo | Hometown: London, UK
Relationship Status: In A Relationship | Hobbies: Looking for single ladies
Celebrity Crush: Union J | Favorite Rixton Moment: Performing on Ellen
Fun Fact: Jake was in the movie ‘Finding Neverland’ with Johnny Depp. He had one line.
Birthday: March 25th | Age: 28
Zodiac Sign: Aries | Hometown: Rochford, UK
Relationship Status: In a Relationship | Hobbies: Go Karting
Celebrity Crush: Alanis Morissette | Favorite Rixton Moment: Playing on the Voice
Fun Fact: Charley’s favorite thing to say is ‘1,2’.
Danny Phillip Wilkin – Keys/Bass/Vocals
Birthday: May 4th | Age: 24
Zodiac Sign: Taurus | Hometown: Blackpool, UK
Relationship Status: In A Relationship | Hobbies: Playing basketball
Celebrity Crush: Natalie Portman | Favorite Rixton Moment: Meeting Ellen
Fun Fact: Danny lives down the street from a street called Rixton.
Danny’s Latest Instagram Posts
Birthday: January 10th | Age: 26
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn | Hometown: Bolton, UK
Relationship Status: In A Relationship | Hobbies: Playing drums
Celebrity Crush: Cassie | Favorite Rixton Moment: Meeting Will Smith
Fun Fact: Lewi was forecasted to be in the Olympics for gymnastics before he joined the band.
Lewi’s Latest Instagram Posts
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’.