Storm Gardner

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20, 1973
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20, 1973 (age 48)


Creator and host of The Pop Chef, a music-based travel, culture and food show. He is a Grammy nominated songwriter, published author and perhaps most well known for his work as a professional background singer on the show Glee for six seasons. He was a 9th place finisher on the 2010 season of The X Factor UK.

Before Fame

He dropped out of school at 14 and moved to the US to pursue a better life and make his dreams come true after being brought up in a lower working class household on the Royal Mile. While still in Edinburgh, he was a waiter at pizza hut.


While competing on The X Factor, he was known as Storm Lee. He has worked as a makeup artist in New York, as a drag performer in Brooklyn, and as a demo singer for rock and pop acts.

Family Life

He was born Lee Gardner in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was raised by a single dad, Robert Gardner, who was a welder in the shipyards of Leith.

Associated With

Credits of his include the movie musical Rock of Ages, starring Tom Cruise, and appearances on records by Carrie Underwood, Ricky Martin, Meatloaf and Ozzy Osbourne.

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