Ben Chambers - London Bound

By Ben Chambers

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Ben Chambers London Bound

Project 2014-01-24 08:42:03 +1300

Ben Chambers (B Mus)

 

Thank you for your time and your interest in me. My project is to raise enough money to supplement my own earnings so that I can make the shift from Nelson, New Zealand, to London, England where I now have the chance of a career in musical theatre.

My career outline to date:

Ben is no newcomer to the stage. After being dragged kicking and screaming to his first audition in 2001, a baby-faced 9 year-old Ben landed his first role as a member of the ensemble of King Arthur. Ben then spent his school years enthusiastically performing in a multitude of pantomimes, plays and musicals.

Ben’s home town is Nelson, New Zealand. In his final year at Nelson College he was a house captain, deputy head boy and drama mentor . As a member of The Nelson Youth Theatre Company' for 9 years highlight roles included: Marius Les Misérables, Munkustrap Cats, Fagin Oliver, Freddy Einsford-Hill My Fair Lady.  Ben also taught a group of 20 children singing and acting at 'SOUNDSTAGE', a Nelson performing arts school. He has always loved teaching and gets a great deal of enjoyment from sharing his passion, passing on his knowledge and watching performers grow.

In 2010 Ben was accepted into both NASDA (National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts, NZ) and the Queensland Conservatorium of Music; he chose Queensland, studying under Paul Sabey. He graduated as Bachelor of Music (Musical Theatre) in 2013. Key roles during his Conservatorium studies include Tevye Fiddler on the Roof and, most recently, John/Chris understudy Miss Saigon. Late in 2013 Ben toured with the Conservatorium’s 3rd-year showcase OUR TURN playing in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. As a result Ben had several top agencies from Australia offering representation in 2014. However, encouragement and advice from industry mentors led him to pursue his dream and make the move to London as soon as possible. 

Ben has already been signed by leading London agent, Michael Garrett at 'GLOBAL ARTISTS’ (http://www.globalartists.co.uk). After viewing Ben’s showreel Michael said he was “completely sold on him [Ben] and I anticipate that we’ll have him working in the West End in the coming year once he's relocated to the UK".

SO……..THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN!!!

As this amazing opportunity has developed so very quickly after my student years I find myself somewhat underfinanced to relocate to London. I have been lucky enough to slot back into two jobs in Nelson that I was working in prior to studying in Australia and am working as many hours as possible to support my move. It goes without saying that I would like to be in London as soon as possible. I’m aiming to be there by the end of March. 

So it would be fantastic and greatly appreciated if you could donate money on this website to my project. Every dollar counts. Whether it be one dollar or one thousand dollars, it is all going to go toward my relocation to London and the realisation of my dream of performing in the West End!

Please share this project / campaign with as many people as possible.

Thank you again, 

Ben Chambers. 

SHOWREEL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JPDodzzIzc 

AGENT LISTING: http://www.globalartists.co.uk/main/artists/artist.php?aid=345

Comments

Updates 3

Home Stretch!

13/03/2014 at 1:02 PM

This is the last week for my PledgeMe campaign.
I have been overwhelmed by the support shown by so many of you. Thus far I have managed to raise $2,222 which is fantastic. It's less than a week until I begin my journey to London and begin this next huge adventure! There are no rules on going over the limit for my PledgeMe fundraising so if you were thinking of helping out you still can!!!
All of this financial support means the world to me and is also going to ensure that I'll be able to keep up my training so my skill set is as strong as possible, giving me the best shot at getting on that stage!
Please keep sharing for this last week and then I promise I will no longer clog up your news feed.
Thanks,

Ben Chambers

WE MADE IT!

03/03/2014 at 10:48 AM

I have not only reached my $2000 goal but people are still pledging!
I just want to thank everyone for the support. Not only to the people who have donated but to anyone who viewed my story (and helped write it) and shared the page. I'm only a few weeks out from the big move to London and am very excited, anxious and nervous. The money I have raised through PledgeMe is going to go a long way in settling me into my new environment and helping me to continue growing as an artist and a person BUT it's not just the money. To see how many people are invested in my future and believe in me has been very humbling and has given me a great deal of confidence which I thank you all very much for. Thank you all once again, you have truly blown me away with your support and generosity.
Cheers,

Ben.

And They're Off!!!

26/01/2014 at 2:46 PM

30 minutes in and we've already raised $45, it's a start!

Please keep sharing 

Cheers,

 

Ben.

    Pledgers 36

    Jax Flintoff
    2014-03-20 00:29:21 +1300
    Patrick Holland
    2014-03-12 20:33:05 +1300
    Michael Holland
    2014-03-03 20:43:09 +1300
    Alison James
    2014-03-01 15:38:59 +1300
    Natasha Lubas
    2014-03-01 15:10:52 +1300
    Tom Camp
    2014-03-01 14:55:36 +1300
    Luke Di Somma
    2014-03-01 14:43:50 +1300
    CeCe Moore
    2014-02-28 11:33:28 +1300
    Duncan Macnab
    2014-02-27 22:05:48 +1300
    Matt Macquet
    2014-02-27 10:26:27 +1300
    henry westenra
    2014-02-27 09:42:34 +1300
    kim robertson
    2014-02-27 08:33:00 +1300
    Natalie Davies
    2014-02-27 08:18:33 +1300
    Penny Farrow
    2014-02-27 00:48:16 +1300
    Sue Sheat
    2014-02-26 23:21:39 +1300
    Roger Cave
    2014-02-26 18:10:46 +1300
    Susan Mary Patricia Farris
    2014-02-26 16:12:28 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-02-26 15:25:10 +1300
    Hagen Ferguson
    2014-02-26 14:59:48 +1300
    jude barry
    2014-02-22 15:01:05 +1300
    Margaret Ruth Holland
    2014-02-21 20:35:54 +1300
    Seung-woo Hong
    2014-02-21 14:26:02 +1300
    Karen german
    2014-02-04 20:20:21 +1300
    Andrew Robinson
    2014-02-04 15:43:01 +1300
    Robyn Peers
    2014-02-04 14:01:46 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-02-02 22:47:14 +1300
    Anna GuentherPledgeMe Staff
    2014-02-02 12:06:32 +1300
    Margaret Ruth Holland
    2014-01-29 20:51:20 +1300
    Simon Camp
    2014-01-26 18:55:46 +1300
    R&R Carver
    2014-01-26 18:35:30 +1300

    Ben Chambers London Bound

    Project 2014-01-24 08:42:03 +1300

    Ben Chambers (B Mus)

     

    Thank you for your time and your interest in me. My project is to raise enough money to supplement my own earnings so that I can make the shift from Nelson, New Zealand, to London, England where I now have the chance of a career in musical theatre.

    My career outline to date:

    Ben is no newcomer to the stage. After being dragged kicking and screaming to his first audition in 2001, a baby-faced 9 year-old Ben landed his first role as a member of the ensemble of King Arthur. Ben then spent his school years enthusiastically performing in a multitude of pantomimes, plays and musicals.

    Ben’s home town is Nelson, New Zealand. In his final year at Nelson College he was a house captain, deputy head boy and drama mentor . As a member of The Nelson Youth Theatre Company' for 9 years highlight roles included: Marius Les Misérables, Munkustrap Cats, Fagin Oliver, Freddy Einsford-Hill My Fair Lady.  Ben also taught a group of 20 children singing and acting at 'SOUNDSTAGE', a Nelson performing arts school. He has always loved teaching and gets a great deal of enjoyment from sharing his passion, passing on his knowledge and watching performers grow.

    In 2010 Ben was accepted into both NASDA (National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts, NZ) and the Queensland Conservatorium of Music; he chose Queensland, studying under Paul Sabey. He graduated as Bachelor of Music (Musical Theatre) in 2013. Key roles during his Conservatorium studies include Tevye Fiddler on the Roof and, most recently, John/Chris understudy Miss Saigon. Late in 2013 Ben toured with the Conservatorium’s 3rd-year showcase OUR TURN playing in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. As a result Ben had several top agencies from Australia offering representation in 2014. However, encouragement and advice from industry mentors led him to pursue his dream and make the move to London as soon as possible. 

    Ben has already been signed by leading London agent, Michael Garrett at 'GLOBAL ARTISTS’ (http://www.globalartists.co.uk). After viewing Ben’s showreel Michael said he was “completely sold on him [Ben] and I anticipate that we’ll have him working in the West End in the coming year once he's relocated to the UK".

    SO……..THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN!!!

    As this amazing opportunity has developed so very quickly after my student years I find myself somewhat underfinanced to relocate to London. I have been lucky enough to slot back into two jobs in Nelson that I was working in prior to studying in Australia and am working as many hours as possible to support my move. It goes without saying that I would like to be in London as soon as possible. I’m aiming to be there by the end of March. 

    So it would be fantastic and greatly appreciated if you could donate money on this website to my project. Every dollar counts. Whether it be one dollar or one thousand dollars, it is all going to go toward my relocation to London and the realisation of my dream of performing in the West End!

    Please share this project / campaign with as many people as possible.

    Thank you again, 

    Ben Chambers. 

    SHOWREEL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JPDodzzIzc 

    AGENT LISTING: http://www.globalartists.co.uk/main/artists/artist.php?aid=345

    Comments

    Home Stretch!

    13/03/2014 at 1:02 PM

    This is the last week for my PledgeMe campaign.
    I have been overwhelmed by the support shown by so many of you. Thus far I have managed to raise $2,222 which is fantastic. It's less than a week until I begin my journey to London and begin this next huge adventure! There are no rules on going over the limit for my PledgeMe fundraising so if you were thinking of helping out you still can!!!
    All of this financial support means the world to me and is also going to ensure that I'll be able to keep up my training so my skill set is as strong as possible, giving me the best shot at getting on that stage!
    Please keep sharing for this last week and then I promise I will no longer clog up your news feed.
    Thanks,

    Ben Chambers

    WE MADE IT!

    03/03/2014 at 10:48 AM

    I have not only reached my $2000 goal but people are still pledging!
    I just want to thank everyone for the support. Not only to the people who have donated but to anyone who viewed my story (and helped write it) and shared the page. I'm only a few weeks out from the big move to London and am very excited, anxious and nervous. The money I have raised through PledgeMe is going to go a long way in settling me into my new environment and helping me to continue growing as an artist and a person BUT it's not just the money. To see how many people are invested in my future and believe in me has been very humbling and has given me a great deal of confidence which I thank you all very much for. Thank you all once again, you have truly blown me away with your support and generosity.
    Cheers,

    Ben.

    And They're Off!!!

    26/01/2014 at 2:46 PM

    30 minutes in and we've already raised $45, it's a start!

    Please keep sharing 

    Cheers,

     

    Ben.

      Jax Flintoff
      2014-03-20 00:29:21 +1300
      Patrick Holland
      2014-03-12 20:33:05 +1300
      Michael Holland
      2014-03-03 20:43:09 +1300
      Alison James
      2014-03-01 15:38:59 +1300
      Natasha Lubas
      2014-03-01 15:10:52 +1300
      Tom Camp
      2014-03-01 14:55:36 +1300
      Luke Di Somma
      2014-03-01 14:43:50 +1300
      CeCe Moore
      2014-02-28 11:33:28 +1300
      Duncan Macnab
      2014-02-27 22:05:48 +1300
      Matt Macquet
      2014-02-27 10:26:27 +1300
      henry westenra
      2014-02-27 09:42:34 +1300
      kim robertson
      2014-02-27 08:33:00 +1300
      Natalie Davies
      2014-02-27 08:18:33 +1300
      Penny Farrow
      2014-02-27 00:48:16 +1300
      Sue Sheat
      2014-02-26 23:21:39 +1300
      Roger Cave
      2014-02-26 18:10:46 +1300
      Susan Mary Patricia Farris
      2014-02-26 16:12:28 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-02-26 15:25:10 +1300
      Hagen Ferguson
      2014-02-26 14:59:48 +1300
      jude barry
      2014-02-22 15:01:05 +1300
      Margaret Ruth Holland
      2014-02-21 20:35:54 +1300
      Seung-woo Hong
      2014-02-21 14:26:02 +1300
      Karen german
      2014-02-04 20:20:21 +1300
      Andrew Robinson
      2014-02-04 15:43:01 +1300
      Robyn Peers
      2014-02-04 14:01:46 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-02-02 22:47:14 +1300
      Anna GuentherPledgeMe Staff
      2014-02-02 12:06:32 +1300
      Margaret Ruth Holland
      2014-01-29 20:51:20 +1300
      Simon Camp
      2014-01-26 18:55:46 +1300
      R&R Carver
      2014-01-26 18:35:30 +1300
      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 20/03/2014 at 12:29 AM.