Lloyd Wade learned his trade singing gospel music with his brothers in the MOBO nominated group The Wades for 18 years. The Wades toured extensively across Europe and Australia during the nineties, playing at many notable venues such as The Royal Festival Hall, Wembley Arena, Wembley Stadium and the Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane Entertainment Centres. Their largest single festival audience was at the Chicago Gospel Festival in Grant Park where they performed live to some 100,000 festival goers, as well as many radio and television appearances throughout their career.
Wade attended regular vocal classes throughout his early development as a singer and in 1991 he became a vocal coach. Wade has worked closely with the BBC Fame Academy judges David and Carrie Grant for their vocal session company, both as a session singer and as an associate vocal coach. Wade has been instrumental in helping to shape the vocal prowess of many stars over the last 18 years, such as Daniel Bedingfield and Natasha Bedingfield in their formative years leading up to their career and subsequent chart success.
In 2010 - LLoyd sang the main hook on singer Eliza Doolittle's top ten single "Pack Up" which peaked at #5 in the British pop chart behind entries from Kylie Minogue and Eminem. He appeared with her on TV and radio shows across Europe throughout 2010 and 2011.
In 2007 Lloyd was guest vocalist with Take That on their Beautiful World Tour, dueting with them on "Relight My Fire", singing a mixture of the Gnarls Barkley song "Crazy" and the part sung on the single version of "Relight My Fire" by Lulu.
Other notable achievements include:
supporting vocalist Simon Webbe's song "Coming Around Again".
vocalist for the BBC Tsunami appeal song.
Lloyd worked with Robert Palmer as a backing singer on his TV appearances, which included an appearance on Later... with Jools Holland and Palmer's 35 state tour of America in the fall of 1999.
Wade coached Howard Donald of Take That in 2008.
In 2009 Wade coached Jess Stickley of Girls Can't Catch.
In 2010 he was a joint vocalist on the One Voice appeal song for the 2010 Haiti earthquake, "Somebody Please".
Wade Provided singers for the background vocal choirs for X factor in Series 4 and 5,(2007/2008) and on series 8 (2011) he joined the X factor vocal coaching team as an associate vocal coach working with the judges, Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh, Kelly Rowland, and Tulisa Contostavlos.
Series finalists he has worked with include little mix, Marcus Collins, Amelia Lilly, Frankie Cocozza, Craig Colton, James Michael, Misha B, Janet Devlin, Sophie Habibis, Jonny Robinson, Sami Brookes, Kitty Brucknell, Jonjo Kerr, Jo Robinson, 2 shoes, Nu vibe, The Risk.
In 2013, Lloyd, along with a band named Band of Voices, auditioned for the 7th series of Cowell's other talent show Britain's Got Talent, Cowell recognised him from XFACTOR giving favourable comments on his vocal and coaching ability. Band of Voices were put through to the semi-finals and performed on the first live show.
In February 2017 it was announced that Wade would star in the uk tour of Viva productions soul Soul Town, taking in over 200 dates across the uk....2018 is looking even busier! we hope see you at a show.