Nolan comes from a family of talented
performers and has show-business running
through his veins. He
is a singer-songwriter who fronts his own
band (Nolans Band) and he and his brother
Jake were the opening act for the 2009
sell-out Nolans reunion tour.
has also appeared onstage in musicals such as
Boogie Nights (as Roddy O'Neill) and Last Night A
DJ Saved My Life in 2015/16 alongside David
Hasselhoff and in pantomimes such as Aladdin and
Shane has toured all over Europe and the UK as a
solo singer. Shane has become a regular Loose
Women contributor and is keen to further pursue
the area of presenting. Shane was recently seen
playing Dandini in Cinderella with his mum,
Coleen, at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford.
also recently become a first time father to
daughter Amelia Rose.
This time last year Shane Nolan made headlines
when he changed his name from that of his famous
father, EastEnders star Shane Richie.
His mum Coleen
Nolan was in the Celebrity Big Brother house and
there was a media frenzy when Shane made his
announcement. At the time it was reported that he
did it as a show of support and to surprise
Coleen, who went on to win the show.
But singing star
admitted that being known as Shane Richie junior
was holding him back in his career.
about his showbiz upbringing and his life now as a
new dad and a star in his own right, he said his
dream is to follow in his dad's footsteps and act
in soaps. Shane was just 12 when his dad landed
the role of Alfie Moon in EastEnders.
"I changed my name for my career. Being known
as Shane Richie junior and going for auditions was
an absolute nightmare. "I
was being compared to dad before I had even opened
my mouth. "I just fancy the challenge of
acting and I've done some theatre, but no TV yet.
A soap would be ideal".
In 2018 Shane is
looking forward to his new show Oh What a Night -
an upbeat homage to Frankie Valli and the Four
Seasons, in which Shane and his band the Jersey
Guys will perform all their greatest hits.
Peter Roche was born in Reigate, England,
on September 18, 1992. He's the son of EastEnders
actor Shane Richie and Irish singer and
Loose Women star Coleen Nolan, who
divorced when Jake was nine years old.
Jake has an older brother, Shane, and four
half-siblings from his parents' subsequent
and actor Jake Roche may have celebrity
parents, but he's found fame in his own
right as Isaac Nuttall on Emmerdale
and the lead singer of pop rock band
Rixton topped the UK
charts with their first official
single, Me and My Broken Heart.
also made headlines for his romance with Little
Mix star Jesy Nelson, who he got engaged to in
2015. However, after
weeks of speculation sources confirmed that
the wedding was off and they
were going their separate ways. The split was
initiated by Jake who felt that the pair had grown
attended Reigate College in Reigate and St. Mary's
Catholic College in Blackpool, and later trained
at the Sylvia Young Theatre School in London. Jake
landed the part of Isaac on Emmerdale
in 2010, later revealing he hadn't told anyone who
his parents were when he auditioned. His stint
on the soap lasted just over two months. He
also appeared in the BBC musical film Rules of
Love and ITV drama Scott & Bailey.
joined Rixton, originally known as Relics, in
2012. The foursome
started gaining a following when they
posted cover songs on YouTube. In one of
their videos they sang Have Yourself a Merry
Little Christmas, which Jake had heard his
mum's band The Nolans performing when he was four
years old. Talent
manager Scooter Braun, known for discovering
Justin Bieber, saw the clip and offered to sign
the band,something of a Christmas miracle, as it
was the video they had spent the least time and
money on. Soon they were on their way to New York
City to record an EP.
attracted attention with their 2013 song Make Out,
which lampooned hit music videos from that year by
the likes of Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Lady
Gaga and even Justin Bieber. They
released their debut single Me and My Broken heart
in March 2014, which reached No1 in the UK
and charted in Sweden, Australia and the United
States. Their debut album, 2015's Let the
Road, peaked at Number 19
on the UK charts.