Austin was one of ten finalists in the 2008 series of ‘X Factor’; the biggest show on UK television.
Simon Cowell personally selected Austin as one of his top three contestants, and when Simon first heard him sing he commented; "What that boy just did will change his life forever. Wait and see…".
At his final performance Simon said: "What you did up there was magic. I have to tell you. It really was."
Austin has an incredibly natural soul voice, is a highly accomplished guitarist, pianist and drummer and an exceptionally talented songwriter (and dancer!). He has performed up and down the UK as a solo artist and in various bands supporting numerous acts including Girls Aloud, Lemar and Westlife and has built up a dedicated fan base.
Since appearing on X Factor, Austin has supported Rod Stewart, performed for President Clinton and also sung with the 91-piece English Chamber Orchestra plus full gospel choir at the prestigious ARK Ball. He was also booked to perform at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in Nov 2009 – the final race of the Formula One season.
As well as Austin’s evolving music career he has also added many television and film credits to his name appearing in the film ‘Snatch’ alongside Brad Pitt in 2000 plus appearances in The Bill and Casualty.