As the name would suggest, the two of you are father and son. How does this relationship affect your music and have you always used music as a means of family bonding?
We don't really pick any type of genre to perform and with our generational gap we listen to varius types of music along with music from different eras. In short we love music and will perform songs we think suit our voices. Musica has always been a part of our lives both of us are very aware that we can pipe up at any moment, the car, the supermarket even the tennis court. It's a laugh as much as it is work.
You were first seen by the nation on Britain's Got Talent in 2010, and today have over 14 million views on YouTube. How does it feel to be so watched and recognized, and have things changed greatly since your time on the show?
It feels very overwhelming that a year has passed and we still get recognised. I suppose the reference point of youtube is always there and people can be constantly reminded. We have of course appeared on various other TV shows since and presented for a couple so have been seen in a different environment which is great. Have our lives changed?? Well we haven't let that happen really. We have always and will always be very positive and pro-active people so our exposure on BGT has just helped this. We are now just busier than ever.
Tell us a bit about The Jennifer Charity.
Well we have set up the Jennifer charity to support widowed fathers and their children. Jennifer was James' mother, Graham's wife and she died when James was only 1 leaving Graham to raise James alone. There was very little support from external sources other than family and much pressure from social services as single fathers were often looked upon s being uncapable. Unfortunately 25 years on there still was no official provision for widowed fathers and we decided it was time to change that.
Father and Son are performing at this year's Manchester Pride. How is Pride important to you both, and what can we expect from your set?
James has performed at 3 previous Pride events and really was where his career got a kick start. He met his first producer at pride when being on the same bill as Irish Boyband Too Close for Europride and it led to him co-writing and recording an album. There are lots of good memories I have of performing at Manchester Pride and we are both looking forward to being on the stage together this year. The set is going to be generally what you might expect. Big vocals, catchy songs and one surprise song that the audience wouldn't really think we would perform.
Manchester Pride has also special memoties because my theatre company 2toned performed Didn't We at the first extended fringe festival a couple of years ago.
The Pride event is also a massively important event in Manchester and across the country because it allows members of the LGBT community to come together in a safe environment and feel part of something really special, not to mention the amount of money that is raised for people living with HIV and AIDS in the UK which is still an important issue.
What does the future hold for Father and Son?
We are obviously pushing the charity and campaiging across the country for Jennifer so that is a big project in itself however we are currently filming and 'Dad Documentary' with The Sound Research Company which is an international look at the lives of single fathers. We are also developing our own radio show with Tower FM of UTV. We have regular slots on their breakfast show and really looking forward to getting our new podcast from September leading to our own full length show later in the year. Seperatly we are both persuing acting careers as this is something we are both trained in and have been working closely with directors to find the right parts. James also writes a regular blog for Celebritain.com.
Manchester Pride are delighted to welcome Father and Son to the festival this year, and they will be performing in the Gaydar Main Arena on Monday 29 August. For more information on Father and Son, see:
Twitter - @FatherandSonBGT
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Father-Son-Entertainment/172848006113802
WWW - FatherandSonEntertainment.com
Charity - www.JenniferCharity.co.uk