James Aston has been performing on stage now for over fifteen years, making his first appearance as Michael Jackson as part of a star search competition in the mid 90's. He went on to come first in the final at the Lancastrian suite in Gateshead in the north east of England
Before that time james had only performed for fun at local karaoke bars and danced in many a round on countless dancefloors as an avid Michael Jackson fan.
When he was asked to join a live touring band playing keyboards and performing his show stopping rendition of "Billie Jean" as a finale. James quickly realized his favorite place was at the front of the stage and Joined a party band as a front man, still holding his idols trademark moves and showmanship. He fronted no less than two live showbands in the years that followed singing along side his dear friend Catherine. And was also one fourth of a top north east boyband "Envy" for 3 years before starting his own live band "Justified" and played many eventfull gigs all over the country and over seas
James had always wanted to put together a full tribute to his idol, but had never wanted to do it Half way. When Michael announced his O2 comeback tour James decided it was time to take the next step and started planning
It was two or so months into the planning and structure of the show when the news shook the world that the King of POP Michael Jackson had died.
James, devistated by the news, decided No matter what... this would be a celebration of the energy and and the legend that had helped shape his life. "JACKSON" Dancing the Dream with James Aston was born A tribute like no other to a legend like no other.