Ben Kennedy: "I did three years at ACM and went to every audition they put me forward for. I got my first signed gig through them. I got involved through an agent and worked with Girls Aloud. It’s a way of building up your CV if you’re working with different acts. I met a bass player how happened to be playing with Ladyhawke and she happened to be looking for a drummer so I did the audition and got that. It’s tough. You’re looking for different things all the time. Once you get devoted to an artist it’s hard to juggle different things. I got involved with a fixer and auditioned for him which led to the Clare Maguire gig. It’s just meeting different people, agents, fixers, MDs, they’re all good people to know."