Harry Edward Styles

ry Edward Styles, born (1994-02-01) 1 February 1994 (age 18),[116][117] is from the village of Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, England.[118] He is a former pupil at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School, a state comprehensive school.[118] Born to mother Anne Cox and father Des Styles,[95] he has an older sister, Gemma.[98] He was seven when their parents divorced, his mother subsequently getting remarried.[119] Following the divorce, Styles, his older sister and mother moved further out into the Cheshire countryside.[99] At the age of twelve he moved back to Holmes Chapel.[99] Prior to participating in The X Factor, the then sixteen-year-old Styles had a part-time job at the W. Mandeville Bakery in Holmes Chapel.[120]

Styles was the lead singer for the band White Eskimo with band members lead guitarist Haydn Morris, bass guitarist Nick Clough and drummer Will Sweeny.[118] They had once entered a Battle of the Bands competition, which they won.[99] As a child, Styles loved singing, noting Elvis Presley as one of his influences.[99] He also cites Presley for his musical beginnings.[99] Styles also cites contemporaries, Foster the People, Coldplay and Kings of Leon among his influences.[93] Styles states that The X Factor gave him "a lot more" confidence as a performer.[99] Styles says that he often looks to Coldplay front man Chris Martin for inspiration when performing on stage.[115] Styles also states that The Beatles had an influence on him growing up, as his father would play their music.[121] 

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