The members of Busted do not run this profile.
September 2002 - Friday 14th January 2005.
How the band formed.
James Bourne and Matt Willis originally knew eachother from auditions and gigs and eventually Matt and James decided to write songs together.
The boys needed another member for the band and put an ad in NME for a certain 16-year-old boy to find while flicking through. Charlie Simpson auditioned and as we all know, got through.
After signing with Universal records they released their first single 'What I Go To School For' which debuted at Number 3 on September 23, 2002. (The REAL Miss Mackenzie doesn't like to talk about the song but is flattered).
Taken from Busted.com: "In less than a year, Busted have smashed the mould of pop. They are one of the defining new acts of the past five years; treating pop audiences with the respect they deserve, selling their music without selling out their musical beliefs. Busted are the alternative."
Matt Willis -
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/05/83
FAVOURITE SUBJECT: Biology
Says Matt Willis: Its a really sad day for all of us but weve always said that if one member left then wed call it a day. The last three years have been unbelievable and Id like to say a massive thank you to all our fans- youve been amazing.
Now: Has a solo career.
James Bourne -
DATE OF BIRTH: 13/9/83
FAVOURITE SUBJECT: MUSIC
Says James Bourne: Im devastated that Charlie has chosen to quit Busted, but I have to respect his decision and I fully support him and wish him all the best for the future. I would like to say a personal thank you to all the fans who have made the last three years the best years of my life. Ill remember these years forever.
Now: In a new band called Son Of Dork
Charlie Simpson -
DATE OF BIRTH: 7/6/85
FAVOURITE SUBJECT: P.E.
Says Charlie Simpson: Im incredibly proud of everything that weve achieved in Busted. Weve enjoyed some of the best times in our lives together. I wouldnt change one single bit of it. This has been a really difficult decision and I hope the fans will understand
Now: In a new band called Fightstar.