One True Voice

One True Voice
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Pop
Years active 2002–2003
Associated acts Girls Aloud
Past members

One True Voice were a short-lived British boy band created on the ITV television series Popstars: The Rivals in which pop groups of both genders created through a public vote would contest the UK Singles Chart for the 2002 Christmas number one single. In the contest, One True Voice with their No. 2 double A-side "Sacred Trust / After You're Gone" lost out to girl group Girls Aloud and their No. 1 single "Sound of the Underground". One True Voice released a further single in 2003 before acrimoniously splitting in August without having released an album.[1]


The group, who were sometimes referred to as OTV for short, was made up of –

Band members' activities after OTV

Anton Gordon

  • Anton Gordon auditioned for The X Factor in 2006, but did not make it through the preliminary screening.[2]. He continues with musical projects under the name of Anton Romero[3], including a joint single with Winta entitled "Hot Romance (Rok With You)".

Matt Johnson

  • Matt Johnson signed a solo contract with Jive Records after One True Voice, but left the label after being unhappy with the music direction and is currently signed to his own record label Tristar Records which has a distribution deal with Believe Digital since 2013. Matt released a single Get Over You on 29 July 2016, produced by Steve Power

Daniel Pearce

Keith Semple

  • Keith Semple initially reformed his pre-OTV band, the Keith Semple Band, then fronted the band Alibi. After moving to Chicago, he performed with the band 7th Heaven between 2006 and 2012. In 2010, he successfully auditioned for ninth season of American Idol, singing "Heaven" by Bryan Adams. But due to immigration status problems,[5] he lost his spot on the program due to US legal status and residency considerations. In 2013 he launched his own new band SEMPLE focusing on his original music and in 2015 appeared in the season 9 of the American series The Voice as part of Team Adam. In the Battle Round, Semple paired against Manny Cabo. In the Knockout Round, Semple paired against Dustin Christensen.

Jamie Shaw

  • Jamie Shaw continued to produce music. On 28 April 2006, he released his solo single "Different" through Rockin' Nation Music. In the UK, he supported the Backstreet Boys for some of their live dates. In May 2006, he was on tour in Germany and Austria with boyband US5 for 18 shows. He moved from music into television and has worked for the BBC since 2014. He currently works as Executive Publicity Assistant on works in Cardiff on the BBC programmes Doctor Who and its spin-off Class.[6]



Year Single Peak chart
(sales threshold)
2002 "Sacred Trust/After You're Gone" 2 9 Non-album songs
2003 "Shakespeare's (Way With) Words" 10 39


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