As part of our season Celebrating International Men’s Day, we are featuring talented male musicians and performers who work with Viva Live Music. Today it is Ben James, a wonderful music theatre performer.
Tell us about what you do.
I am a trained musical theatre performer working in all areas of stage, tv and events. I sing as a soloist and duo covering a variety of styles and genres depending on the occasion.
How long have you been working in the industry?
I have been working in the industry for the passed 3 years having graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
What sort of events and venues do you work at?
I am lucky enough to work at a wide range of events from Weddings, Corporate gigs and singing in bars/restaurants.
What are the highlights from your career so far?
I thoroughly enjoyed working on a new show at Disneyland Paris called ’The Forest of Enchantment’ as it was the first time they have ever had live singing as part of a large scale production.
What are your plans for the next five years?
I don’t really have plans for the next five years, the industry is very hard to plan out, but I would like to continue to have lots of opportunities and chances to learn in new environments with new people.