Trent Bell is 1/5 of The Collective, an Australian boy band who were formed during the fourth season of The X Factor Australia in 2012 and finished in third place. Trent Bell, aged 22, is from Townsville, Queensland. He was a student at Kirwan State High School in Kirwan, Queensland. Bell left Townsville in 2009 to pursue his dream for music; he auditioned for the seventh season of Australian Idol but did not make the top twelve. Bell also worked as a retail assistant in Brisbane. In 2011, he did vocal training and speech therapy.