Cian Gleeson

Cian started playing guitar at the age of 14 after seeing Ed Sheeran for the first time on YouTube. He eventually began to gig up and down the country. At just 17, he won KEY103's 'Future Star' competition and played at Manchester Arena.

Hometown: Bolton
Favourite Colour: Red
Favourite Food: Indian
Favourite Song: Rock With You
Fun Fact: Once used a rubber glove during a Michael Jackson tribute show as he couldn't find a sparkly one!


SONNY Hardman

A die hard Manchester City supporter gave up his season ticket to be in NXTGEN! His love for music began when his sister dragged him onto karaoke, which started an addiction!

Hometown: Atherton
Favourite Colour: Purple
Favourite Food: Chicken
Favourite Song: Tupac - Do For Love
Fun Fact: First time he tried to sing in front of a crowd in primary school he stood their and cried!


Joel Healey

Joel was introduced to music from his Dad at a very young age. His first experience in the recording studio resulted in a professional cover of the Teletubbies theme tune. After coming second in his college talent show he went on to star as Link in his college production of Hairspray.

Hometown: Manchester
Favourite Colour: Red
Favourite Food: Burrito's
Favourite Song: Versace On The Floor
Fun Fact: Has a phobia of butterflies!