Wollongong doctor Victor Steele's answer to X Factor critics

Wollongong Hospital emergency doctor Victor Uwagboe has two passions, medicine and music.

Mostly the two are kept separate, although the good doctor has been known to croon soothing music to pint-sized patients to allay their fears while in hospital.

He hasn't yet been caught singing to his charges at Wollongong Hospital where he has been working for two months after transferring from Royal North Shore and Manly hospitals.

However Dr Uwagboe - who goes by the stage name Victor Steele - will share his tunes with the community at the launch of his second EP at Three Chimneys, Wollongong, on April 27 at 7.30pm.

"All my music is very personal, each song is a story from my diary," he said.

"Most of them are romantic in nature, and my music is a fusion between rock and easy listening so it has a broad appeal."

The British-Nigerian doctor said he had received good reviews for his first EP, Factor This, which he penned partly in response to the negative feedback he received as a contestant on The X Factor in 2012.

Dr Uwagboe hoped to prove the TV judges wrong, and with his single Ordinary Girl raking in almost 200,000 YouTube hits in one month, he feels vindicated. Now he's hoping to get a similar response to the new EP V-Factor. He added that any money he raises from music he donates to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Balancing gigs with his career as an emergency doctor is challenging, but shiftwork allows the 34-year-old to fit both in.

"I get the chance to do a gig every couple of weeks ... so I really get the best of both worlds."

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