Brian Harvey – English musician
Brian Harvey is an English musician and he was the lead singer of pop band East 17.
Brian Lee Harvey was born on August 8, 1974 in Walthamstow, London.
His singing style is a unique cocktail of R&B and American new jack swing, but with a unique shade it is closest to Craig David. His vocal abilities earned him the position of the main member of the band; creator of East 17, songwriter, instrumentalist, rapper and singer Tony Mortimer shared this position with him. In the process of work Tony and Brian often argued on various occasions. Finally the group had to choose between spiritual pop / hip-hop (the most common style in the works of Mortimer) and R&B (much closer to the rest of the musicians). As a result Tony left the group and Harvey became the only leading soloist. Subsequently Harvey was expelled from the group. This happened after he had given a number of delusional comments during one of the radio interview. It turned out that he was extremely intoxicated.
Harvey eventually rejoined the band under the rebranded name of E-17. The band had two UK Top 20 singles between 1998 and 1999 with the album Resurrection reaching the UK Top 50.
Later Harvey signed a contract with Edel Records, as a solo artist and, like Tom Jones, was one of the few British musicians who collaborated with Wyclef Jean and his record company Refugee Allstars.
After that, Brian took part in the fourth season of reality-show I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!, which he left after a quarrel with Janet Street-Porter. He didn’t like the time spent in the jungle.
Harvey dated the actress Danniella Westbrook. Then he married the dancer Tash Carnegie, who gave birth to their daughter.
His last known love affair with model Emma Bee ended in 2007.
In May 2005, he was taken to hospital after a failed suicide attempt.
On 17 March 2007, Harvey performed a song entitled I Can for Making Your Mind Up, the UK’s national final for the Eurovision Song Contest.