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Duncan James

Singer, actor and television presenter, Duncan James is widely known as a member of international boy band, Blue. As well as achieving incredible success in the UK, the group became renowned in many other countries, including Ireland, Portugal, Belgium, Italy, France, Australia and New Zealand.

Alongside his friends Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe and Anthony Costa, the group shot to fame in 2001 with their hit single ‘All Rise’. The No.1 album of the same name featured two No.1 singles and was multi-platinum selling. The group soon followed this up with a further two No.1 albums and their status as the country’s hottest boy band was cemented. During their time at the top, they even collaborated with musical icons Elton John and Stevie Wonder!

Duncan released his own hit single, ‘I Believe My Heart’ featuring Keedie which peaked at No.2 on the UK Singles Chart. After embarking on a solo career, Duncan turned his attention to acting, presenting and starring in West End Musicals. He also competed on Dancing On Ice where he reached the grand final.

However despite Duncan and each member diving into solo projects in TV and stage, music has never been far from their hearts. After Blue reunited, in 2013 alone, the group played over 170 shows and events, in more than 21 countries. The band also represented the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf with the song "I Can". Blue’s recent album in 2013, Roulette, saw them collaborate with Grammy-winning producer RedOne, who has crafted global hits for Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj.

Duncan is a fantastic choice for an after dinner speaker, event host and to take part in Q&As where you can find out more about the life of the singing superstar. With a host of anecdotes about being in one of the most successful boy bands of all-time, Duncan can also tailor his talks to be motivational.