James now enjoys the fame, free appetisers and countless fragrance launches that can only exist at the top of a competitive industry.
TOPICS: MC, HOST, CELEBRITY
James Mathison’s meteoric rise to the sharp end of Australian television is an amazing – if brief – tale of next to no ambition and zero determination. As the non blonde co-presenter of Australia’s premiere talent show, James now enjoys the fame, free appetisers and countless fragrance launches that can only exist at the top of a competitive industry. But it wasn’t always that way…
As a child, James quickly developed a hunger for popular music, but the youngster had other dreams and desires. He longed to train bears to dance in parts of Europe where the laws on such things are shady at best. Foiled by his own lack of physical co-ordination, he soon took a keen interest in the Japanese education system. That too, proved to be a dead end.
Suddenly he realised that he had always possessed one great natural talent he was exceptionally good at talking. But who would possibly pay him to talk to people for a living? That’s when in 2000, James noticed Channel [V]’s national Reporter Search competition. For James and Channel V, the search was over.
In addition to his Australian Idol and Channel [V] commitments, James co hosted last years ARIAS, while his Band “The Punisherz” have received critical attention as being one of the single worst bands in Sydney, a criticism that James has valiantly ignored.
Based in NSW – travels everywhere
James was an excellent MC, our clients, guests and colleagues were all very impressed by his professionalism and natural ways. We’d recommend James to other clients for other events in a heartbeat.S. Santos