Albums Big World
Name Stevie McCrorie
TV shows The Voice UK
Record label Decca Records
Years active 2010–present
Spouse Amy McCrorie
Children Bibi McCrorie
|Born 23 March 1985 (age 30)
Denny, Falkirk, Scotland (1985-03-23) |
Genres Pop alternative rock pop rock
Occupation(s) Singer/Songwriter firefighter
Associated acts Ricky Wilson Stevie and the Moon
Similar People Ricky Wilson, Tim Arnold, Rita Ora, Jermain Jackman, Leanne Mitchell
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Stevie McCrorie (born 23 March 1985) is a Scottish singer-songwriter. He is best known as a firefighter who won the fourth series of the BBC television singing competition The Voice UK in 2015. He auditioned with Kodaline's "All I Want", with all four coaches turning their chairs for him. His debut single, "Lost Stars", was released the day following his win and reached number six on the UK Singles Charts, number one in Scotland and eighty-seven in Ireland. Since winning 'The Voice', he has performed at T in The Park.
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- Early life
- 2010–15: These Old Traditions
- 2015–16: The Voice UK
- 2016–: Big World and touring
- Personal life
In January 2016, McCrorie released his second album, Big World, which reached number thirty-five on the UK Albums Charts, and number six on the Scottish Album Charts. McCrorie and his record label parted company soon thereafter and Stevie resumed his former career as a firefighter.
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Stevie McCrorie was born in Stirling. He spent his formative years in Denny, Stirlingshire. Before winning The Voice UK, he was a firefighter in the group of first recruits into the single Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in 2013 and was nicknamed The Hero during the competition.
2010–15: These Old Traditions
McCrorie started his singing and recording career with the band Scruffy kid which led to gaining second place in the Scottish Schools battle of the bands. He was then in bands such as Feelings Pass, The Goodnight Story, CITY and Voom Club before refining the band name to Stevie and the Moon, releasing the double A-side single Wolves and Rainbows and later releasing These Old Traditions in 2010. Stevie and the Moon disbanded a day after one final show at Falkirks 20 Rocks on 16 June 2013. Before the final show Stevie enjoyed success playing T in the Park festival 2010, Wickerman festival, BBC introducing and Radio 1 live lounge performances and interviews with BBC Radio 1's Jo Whiley.
2015–16: The Voice UK
In 2015, McCrorie auditioned for the fourth series of The Voice UK performing Kodaline's "All I Want", with all four coaches turning for him. He eventually chose to join Ricky Wilson's team. During the battle rounds, he battled Tim Arnold singing Imagine Dragons' "Demons", and McCrorie won the Battle. During the Knockout Rounds, McCrorie performed U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For". McCrorie was then through to the live shows. During the first live show, he performed Cyndi Lauper's "All Through the Night". McCrorie received the Team Ricky "fast pass" and was saved. The other Team Ricky artists were Emmanuel Nwamadi, who advanced to the next live show via the public vote and Autumn Sharif, who did not advance to the second live show. During the second live show, McCrorie performed Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" and advanced to the Live Final along with teammate Nwamadi. During the live final, he performed "I'll Stand By You", "Get Back", "All I Want" and the winner's single "Lost Stars". On 4 April 2015 on the live show, it was announced that McCrorie was the winner of The Voice UK 2015. He had beaten the only other remaining contestant, opera singer Lucy O'Byrne.
2016–: Big World and touring
On 5 April 2015, the day after he won the show, McCrorie released his winner's single, a cover of Adam Levine's "Lost Stars", via digital download. On 8 April 2015, the song was at number one on The Official Chart Update but reached No 6 on the UK Singles Chart at the end of the week. However the song reached No 1 in his native Scotland.
His second single, "My Heart Never Lies" was released in November 2015 along with an accompanying music video. It reached number 51 on the Scottish Singles Chart
His first album since winning The Voice UK, "Big World", was released on 8 January 2016. The album reached number 35 on the UK album chart and number four in Scotland. Despite his high-profile win on The Voice, the album was seemingly ignored by the mainstream media and was unavailable to purchase in many major retailers. In response to this, an online petition was set up on Change.org in a bid to have his music featured more prominently on TV and radio stations that received more than 2000 signatures.
He made an appearance on The Voice in 2016 on the first live shows, and performed "My Heart Never Lies". This resulted in the track re-entering the iTunes top 100, and the album peaking briefly at number 10 on the iTunes album chart. Following the performance, Big World re-entered the Scottish Albums Chart at number 15 and UK Albums Chart at number 70, while My Heart Never Lies re-entered at a new peak of 45 on the Scottish Singles Chart.
In April 2016, McCrorie and music PR company APB parted ways and he returned to former career as a firefighter. In August 2016, Stevie announced via Facebook that his contract with Decca Records had expired.
Whilst McCrorie has returned to working as a firefighter, he revealed to Radio Times in April 2017 that he is still pursuing a career in the music business and is still currently writing songs and performing live.
McCrorie is married to Amy McCrorie (née Laverty) and they have one daughter. He has three siblings, Michael, Paul and sister Nadia.