About Matt Cardle
Winning the seventh series of "X Factor" took Matt Cardle's music career to a whole new level. Following his win, the English singer-songwriter signed a joint deal with Syco Music and Columbia Records, and released his debut album "Letters" in 2012. The album fared well and peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart. Matt's second album, "The Fire" was released under the "So What? Recordings" label. "The Fire" went on to reach number eight in the UK Albums Chart, giving Matt two top 10 albums. Matt's childhood involved a rare form of kidney cancer which resulted in the removal of one of his kidneys. Luckily, this didn't prevent him from learning and enjoying music. By the time he was 11, he was playing guitar and writing songs. In his autobiography "Matt Cardle: My Story", he says that it was at this point in his life that he knew music was what he wanted to do. He set about making this a reality by participating in summer band camps, playing in bands, and studying a music course at the Institute in Colchester. He had less success when it came to learning other things, mostly because he would spend hours skateboarding at skate parks during his college years. Before his solo career took off, Matt was a member of the alternative rock and pop band "Darwyn". He later became the frontman of the rock band "Seven Summers". Matt's fan praise his "raw emotion" and "passion", and he has had quite some success with shows and concerts. His latest "Unplugged" tour sold out completely a month before the first concert of the tour.