District3 (formerly known as GMD3) are a three-piece harmony boyband made up of Michael "Micky" Parsons (18) from Cleethorpes, Gregory "Greg" West (18) from Essex and Dan Ferrari-Lane (19) from Porthcawl They first met each other in their school as schoolmates in 2007 and they formed the band from there. They cited American entertainer Chris Brown as their musical influence. At the judges' houses stage, guest mentor Sharon Osbourne commented that she disliked the name of the band as "it sounded like a virus which does not say anything about them". On 1 October 2012, GMD3 announced that they would change their name after receiving Osbourne's criticism as well as a dispute with an American pipeline of the same name. Viewers of the show and supporters of the band were given an opportunity to suggest a new name for the band. They announced that they would now be known as District3 on 5 October 2012 via updates posted on their Twitter page as well as a video uploaded to their YouTube account.