Leon Pisani

IntroBritish singer
Is Musician 
From United Kingdom 
Type Music 
Birth 25 December 1985 
Age34 years
Star signCapricorn

V were a British five-piece boyband made up of Antony Thomas Brant, Aaron Buckingham, Mark Harle, Kevin McDaid and Leon Pisani. There was another member of the band who left due to creative differences. The singer was never credited however his vocals remained on the first two singles. The singer sang under the name Jack James. James was a contestant in the first series of The X Factor.


Group member Antony Brant came up with the band name “V” because V is the Roman numeral for five and there were five members in the band. V made their debut at the same time as McFly by supporting Busted’s arena tour in the spring of 2004.

Their first single, “Blood, Sweat and Tears”, was released in May 2004 and went into the UK Singles Chart at number 6. The video was shot in Miami, Florida in February 2004 and the single contained a collaboration with McFly, called “Chills in the Evening” written by Tom Fletcher from McFly and James Bourne from Busted. The band’s second single, released in August 2004, was a double A-side and consisted of a new song “Hip to Hip” and a cover of The Jacksons’ song “Can You Feel It”. This would be the final song Jack James would contribute his vocals to before he was fired from the group. The music video shows the group dressed as a double glazing salesman, ice cream man, postman, milkman and paperboy. It charted at number 5 in the UK Singles Chart.

The third single, “You Stood Up” reached number 12 after an appearance on Top of the Pops, but their debut album of the same name only made number 86 on the UK Albums Chart. In February 2005, V announced on their website their decision to split up.

After break-up

  • Mark Harle became a drummer for indie band Little Comets until 2011, when he left the band.
  • According to their Myspace profiles, as of June 2007, Kevin McDaid became a photographer. He also took part in singing in theatre shows in the United States.
  • In 2010, Kevin McDaid did photography work for Westlife’s albums Where We Are and Gravity and appeared in the “behind the scenes” release of Gravity. He also appeared on Westlife’s 2010 DVD documentary Where We Are. He was the longtime boyfriend of Westlife’s Mark Feehily until 2011.
  • Aaron Buckingham is currently the manager of the band Lawson.
  • Antony Brant remained friends with the members of McFly, and toured with the band alongside James Bourne and The Vamps in the spring of 2013 as a compere to their Memory Lane tour.


Studio albums

You Stood Up
  • Release date: November 2004
  • Label: Island Records
  • Formats: CD, music download


YearSinglePeak chart
2004“Blood, Sweat and Tears”630 You Stood Up
“Hip to Hip”/”Can You Feel It”529
“You Stood Up”1235