HRVY’s real name is Harvey Leigh Cantwell. The pseudonym is the abbreviation of his full name. The musician was born on 28 January 1999. Harvey began conquering the music industry when he was just 14 years old. The singer was born in Kent in a family with a low income. He has two brothers. None of the family members are musicians.
Harvey became interested in music very early. He worked hard to find his own special style. The singer enjoyed performing for his friends, who acted as fans and critics. Thanks to their support, Cantwell decided to upload his work to Facebook. There, he was noticed by the ex-member of the band East 17, who worked as a manager. Blair Dreelan helped Harvey sign a contract with Universal Music. In 2013, he released a debut single “Thank You”, which didn’t make it into the charts.
Even though Harvey was just starting his career, he managed to become friends with professional musicians. In 2014, M.O. invited him to participate in his Salute Tour. The next year was devoted to the search for a new style. Harvey worked hard to perfect his techniques.
In 2016, the artist got a chance to try his talents as a TV host. At that time, he was only 17 but managed to do an excellent job. He was hired as a full-time host to BBC’s Friday Download. He also landed a role on the YouTube channel Brats. In the series Chicken Girls, he plays Miles.