Well, what can I say? I've been trying to Independently make it in the world of Entertainment for about five years now, and for someone of my standard (my standard being pretty average) I don't think I've done too badly!
I've been making YouTube videos for about three years now, and as they are growing in popularity (one person at a time it seems) I am growing in skills. In my videos I display my acting talents, my musical skills (more on that later) and my ability to 'talk' (which in a video blogging context really IS a skill).
Acting is something I am quite good at. I have never had any big parts per say but I belong to a group called Theatretrain, which is one of the biggest organizations for training youngsters in the performing arts in the country. Theatretrain has built up my confidence and co-operation skills enough to become a performer. Theatretrain has also taken me to the London Palladium and Royal Albert Hall as a performer (twice, both of them).
Music is something I have wanted to do all my life, since I got my first Guitar aged nine (although I couldn't play it). I started writing songs when I was ten years old, but when I started re-learning the Guitar at thirteen I suddenly blossomed as a Songwriter. I can play various instruments including Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Bouzouki, Bass, Penny Whistle and Kazoo!
I have made two albums, the first one being 2009's 'Waiting in the Wings' which isn't available to buy anywhere, but you can listen to previews on this website. The second album has just been made this year (2012), it's called 'In Between the Lines' and is available to buy from this website.
My producer is a guy called Tom Lewis (http://www.facebook.com/Corsemode) you should check him out he's really good.