Jonathan Ansell rose to fame as the high tenor of the chart-topping English vocal group G4 before debuting as a solo artist in 2008 with the Top Ten album Tenor at the Movies. Born Jonathan Mark Ansell on March 10, 1982, in Bognor Regis, Sussex, England, he began performing at age eight, when he joined the West Sussex Boys Choir, of which he remained a member until puberty. Before his voice broke, he sang treble; afterward, he was a high tenor. In time, he was awarded the opportunity to attend the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. There he befriended fellow students Mike Christie, Tom Lowe, and Ben Thapa, with whom he formed the pop-opera group G4 (Guildhall Four).