After rising to fame on The X Factor UK as a member of the boy band District 3, West formed a music group called Chasing Midnight.
He spent his early years in Essex, England, and met his District 3 bandmates at the Sylvia Young Theatre School in London. His group, originally called GMD3, changed its name to District 3 following a 2012 X Factor audition.
He has earned more than 100,000 personal Twitter followers and close to 400,000 District 3 Twitter fans.
While competing on The X Factor, West and his fellow District 3 members performed a version of "Tears in Heaven" that greatly moved judge Nicole Scherzinger.