James has worked as a performing arts lecturer at a range of colleges and universities. In his performance role he has toured nationally and internationally with a range of award winning theatre companies as a musician, as an actor and as a puppeteer.
He transformed into an Owl and toured internationally in the show The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark with Blunderus Theatre Company, and most recently took on the guise of a real life guitar playing Dragon (among other roles) in the UK tour of You’ve Got Dragons with award winning Taking Flight Theatre Company.
James worked as a bassist and guitarist in rock and pop covers bands for many years. In 2016 he performed in a live musical ensemble piece created by Kjartan Sveinsson (Sigur Rós) and internationally acclaimed performance artist Ragnar Kjartansson. This piece was performed at the London Barbican Centre and was awarded number one art show of 2016 by The Guardian.
James is delighted to bring his massive energy and lively physicality to make a real and lasting impact on his UniSmart audiences.
“James gave us lots of info about life in uni and where to seek help. All very useful for everyone. Also he was funny, a good lad overall :)”
| Student | University of Manchester 2018
“James did an awesome job! Thanks a lot it was great.”
| Student | Bath Spa University 2018
“James was amazing and very intriguing - definitely helped.”