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  BIOGRAPHY - PERRIE EDWARDS

      SINGINIG/DANCE/DRAMA/EARLY PERFORMANCES - see below
      FAMILY - click link
      SCHOOLS/COLLEGE - click link

 

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 PERRIE EDWARDS - SINGING/DANCE/DRAMA/EARLY PERFORMANCES

   Perrie`s family were musical.
   Perrie`s maternal grandmother, Nancy Hogg (nee Gosling), had, from age 11 to 13, performed with Eddie Chew Contrast Group (Shields Gazette. 21 Oct 2011).
   Perrie`s maternal grandfather, Hugh Hogg, had played the accordian and sang (Daily Record, Scotland. 25 Nov 2011).
   Perrie`s mother, Debbie, had been a soul singer (Sunday Sun. 16 Oct 2011).
   Perrie`s father, Alexander Edwards, had been, and still is, a singer.
     In the 1980s, Alex had been the singer with bands -
firstly with Wallop, then with Six Of The Best (Sunday Sun. 25 Nov 2011).
     In 1995, Alex formed and sang his own band, Alexander`s Palace (Sunday Sun. 16 Oct 2011).
     Alex is still the singer with Alexander`s Palace, and the band, with Alex as singer, continues to perform at gigs in England and Europe,
       but the band remains unsigned (Sunday Sun. 16 Oct 2011).
  
Perrie was named after Steve Perry of rock band Journey (Dorset Echo. 25 Oct 2011)

   Perrie began singing when she was about five year old. Her mother, Debbie recalled, "her older brother, Jonnie, played the guitar and, since she was about five, Perrie would join in singing" (The Sun. 10 Dec 2011).
   Perrie remembers that, when she was six years old, she sang The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow, from the musical, Annie, in a laundrette
    (Ready To Fly, Little Mix autobiography. Harper Collins. 2012).
   Perrie`s grandfather, Hugh, encouraged Perrie to sing, as Perrie`s grandmother, Nancy, said, "He always used to say to her, `
sing at the top of your voice. If you sing, sing out loud and let everyone hear you`" (Daily Record, Scotland. 25 Nov 2011).
   Perrie`s
brother, Jonnie, remembers, "When we were younger, it was like telling Christina Aguilera to be quiet all the time. She was just always singing."
   (Chronicle News. Newcastle. 10 Dec 2011).

   Perrie began learnt ballet and tap dancing at June Horby`s Dance Club, Derby Street, Weymouth, Dorset, when Perrie was young
     and Perrie was living with her mother
Debbie and her brother Jonnie in Dorchester Road, Weymouth, Dorset
(Dorset Echo. 18 Oct 2011).
   Perrie and Jonnie attended Whizzy`s acting club in Weymouth (Dorset Echo. 18 Oct 2011)

   Perrie, Johnnie and their mother, Debbie, moved back to South Shields, Tyne & Wear.

   Perrie remembers, "I put on performances for my mum and step-sister when I was young and always wanted to do it. But, I never had the confidence to do it well." (The Mirror. 13 Dec 2011).
   Perrie`s mother, Debbie, recalled, "She (Perrie) would never sing in front of people" (The Sun. 10 Dec 2011).
  
Perrie first sang in public when she was nine years old, when she went on holiday with her grandmother to Benidorm, Spain, and Perrie got up on stage and sang in a karaoke competition. (The Sun. 10 Dec 2011).


   
Perrie was musical at primary school in South Shields, Tyne & Wear, as Jade Armstrong, who knew Perrie at primary school, recalled, "She was learning the guitar and was always singing" (Chronicle News, Newcastle. 10 Dec 2011).

   When Perrie was 11 or 12 years old, she was filmed singing
     The Everly Brothers` When Will I Be Loved >

   From the age of 11, Perrie attended secondary school, and when she was older, she studied drama for her GCSEs (Ready To Fly. Little Mix autobiography. Harper Collins. 2012).
  Perrie performed in school shows at secondary school.
  Perrie recalled,
"I thought I was just a normal singer. I did a few shows at school, but I was always at the back. I never got a lead role and just had to walk on and walk off." (The Mirror. 13 Dec 2011)



   When Perrie was older, she and a friend were filmed dancing to Bruno Mars` The Lazy Song:



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