HE may only be 25, but Jamie Lambert this week released an autobiography with band Collabro.
The chart-topping theatrical boy band have had a whirlwind year which has seen them win Britain’s Got Talent, have a No.1 single and album and a UK tour.
Jamie, from Rickleton, Washington, says Collabro Our Story gives fans the chance to know them better.
“We each have a chapter for a story and it’s very detailed,” he said. “It was really nice to go back and examine our pasts for the book, there’s a lot of embarrassing photos in there.
“I had a really happy childhood but it deals with things like my parents’ divorce, we’ve all been really open.”
As well as their personal stories, the book looks at their experience as a band: behind the scenes at Britain’s Got Talent, performing at Brighton Pride, Johnny Wilkinson’s testimonial, singing with Alfie Boe and Michael Ball and the Royal Variety performance where they met Kate Middleton and Prince William.
Former Rickleton Primary School pupil Jamie says his love of classical music was sparked by his childhood in the North East.
As well as attending amateur dramatic schools, he was a regular at the Sunderland Empire.
“I remember going to see shows like Starlight Express at the Empire, it’s such a great venue. I’d love to play there one day,” he said.
The closest Jamie’s got to performing at home with the band was when they played Newcastle City Hall last month as part of their tour.
“It was phenomenal playing in the North East,” said Jamie. “Everyone was on their feet and they were probably the best crowd on the tour.”
The band are busy recording their second album which will be released in June.
Speaking about what fans can expect, Jamie said: “It’s bigger and better and really shows us as individual singers, as well as our harmonies.”
l We’ve teamed up with Blink Publishing to give away five copies of Collabro Our Story worth £16.99 each. To be in with a chance of winning, answer this question, which ITV talent show did Collabro win?
Email your answer, address and contact number to Katy.Wheeler@jpress.co.uk. Closing date: March 19.