Storm Lee (born Lee Gardner), 37, is a singer songwriter born in Edinburgh, who later moved to Los Angeles when he was 17.Lee's mother, Arras Robertson, left the family home when he was four years old after her marriage with his father Robert Gardner collapsed in 1977. Lee and his mother only speak through Facebook, he has a half-sister Susan and older brother Gary, 40. He came out as gay in the Edinburgh Evening News in 2007, saying it's not a "huge part of my life, it's just part of my personality". His previous jobs include make-up artist, furniture re-upholster and a cleaner at KFC. Lee has performed in Hollywood for Paris Hilton together with friend and fellow contestant Katie Waissel and at the 2009 NewNowNext Awards. Lee appeared on US show The Singing Bee as part of the house band.and has a credit for original music on Bridezillas.
Lee has released his own album Soulfillapopkilla in January 2007. He collaborated with Andy Caldwell on the track "Black Diamond Sky" on Caldwell's Obsession album and with Ricky Martin on four tracks for Martin's album.Lee has recorded backing vocals for many artists including Meat Loaf, Ozzy Osbourne and Carrie Underwood. He can be heard on backing vocals on Meat Loaf albums Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose and It's All Coming Back to Me Now,Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers,and Naked Truth by Sarah Hudson. Lee co-wrote a track on the album Confessional by Bryan Rice and he was nominated for a Latin Grammy for the composition on the Lipstick album by Alejandra Guzmán. He also played tenor saxophone on Utopía by Belinda.
“I changed my name when I was 16 because I wanted to move on from all the bad stuff that happened during my childhood. I was bullied at school. I wanted a name that would be powerful and dynamic.
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Posted By: COflows |
5/06/13 2:56 PM
I think Storm is a really cool name :)
Posted By: Bride2b |
5/07/13 11:36 AM
I remember when Simon Cowell tried to tell him he thought his name was stupid and Storm stood up for himself and wouldnt back down.Someone should have told Simon he was dealing with a strong minded star!