Tony Mortimer (formerly East 17)
Formed in Walthamstow, London, in 1991, the East 17 have achieved 18 Top 20 singles and four Top 10 albums, and were one of the UK's most popular boy bands during the early to mid-1990s. Their boy band style was unique, occasionally blending rap and pop in songs such as "House of Love" and "Let It Rain". The group currently have (based on BPI certifications) sold a minimum of 1.8 million albums and 1.8 million singles in the UK alone. As of April 2012, the group sold 18 million records worldwide. East 17 scored twelve Top 10 hits on the UK Singles Chart between 1992 and 1998. Their debut album, Walthamstow, shot to No.1 on the UK Albums Chart. It featured a string of Top 20 singles, including "House of Love" and "Deep". "It's Alright" became a major success in Australia, reaching No. 1 in early 1994 for seven consecutive weeks, and No. 3 in the UK in 1993.