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Timothy McKenzie (born 4 January 1989), better known by his stage name Labrinth, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Initially, he was tipped to work as a producer, but Simon Cowell signed him to his record label Syco Music as a solo act. In the process, Labrinth became Cowell’s first non-talent show signing in six years.

Labrinth made his debut appearance on the UK Singles Chart in March 2010, when his collaboration with rapper Tinie Tempah, “Pass Out”, reached number one. McKenzie has collaborated with Tinie Tempah on numerous occasions since. Labrinth’s first solo single, “Let the Sun Shine” was released in September 2010, reaching number three in the same chart. His debut album Electronic Earth, was released on 31 March 2012, having been preceded by the singles “Earthquake” featuring Tinie Tempah and “Last Time”, which peaked at number two and number four respectively. He achieved his first number-one single in November 2012 with “Beneath Your Beautiful”, featuring Emeli Sandé.

McKenzie comes from a musical family consisting of nine siblings and grew up at home surrounded almost exclusively by the sound of American gospel music. When they were younger, he and his eight siblings formed a band called Mac 9. He attended Stoke Newington School and began to pursue a musical career during his school years. His brother, Mac 1 (who also goes by the name A-Star), is a producer, and introduced McKenzie to the art of creating music in his studio at the age of 15.

Following chart success as a writer and producer, Labrinth was approached in June 2010 and signed to Simon Cowell’s record label, Syco. The signing marked a milestone for the label, with McKenzie becoming the first signing in six years to have not arisen from one of Cowell’s reality shows. Through Syco, Labrinth released his debut single “Let the Sun Shine” on 27 September 2010 in the United Kingdom. The track debuted at number three in the UK, also reaching number thirty-two in Ireland.

Labrinth is currently working on his second studio album, Take Me to the Truth. He has written with Ed Sheeran for the album.

In 2011, Labrinth founded the vanity label Odd Child Recordings, which currently has Etta Bond and Raf Riley signed to it.


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Band members

Labrinth’s live band includes the following members:

Labrinth – vocals, guitars
Tom Guy – bass, synthesizers
Nathaniel “DetoNate” Ledwidge – keyboards
Andy Gangadeen – drums
Paul Jones – drums (backup)


Electronic Earth (2012)
Take Me to the Truth (2015)

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