Hard Shoulder - Extreme Trapeze

About Us

David Downie

David Downie. Starting his career as a Professional Photographer, David shot pictures for all of the well known magazines and companies in the UK, however he soon became bored of the rather repetitive nature of commercial photography and started to look round for a more exciting and rewarding pass time. Thus David came into circus at the relatively late age of 26. What started as a hobby soon became a passion and then a full time job. His first professional engagement was with a touring production of Barnum the musical which he toured with for a nine month run. Since then David has been continuously employed as an Acrobat / Aerial artist and has worked all over the world including Hong Kong, Dubai, Saudi, Germany, France, China, Thailand, India, Pakistan and many other places. David specialises in trapeze but is also at a profesional level in silks, acro balance, juggling, web spinning and various other circus disciplines.

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Jamie Frith

Jamie Frith. Jamie studied mathematics at Cambridge University before starting work in an investment bank. However, he decided that this was not the life for him. He then trained at Circomedia in Bristol, specialising in acrobatics and trapeze. He has gone on to perform across the globe with many different acts. Highlights include the Coca-Cola Active Festival in Israel; The Ashes test at Lord's Cricket Ground; The Gillette Middle East launch in Dubai; Glastonbury Festival; and as part of the BP Ultimate campaign across Europe. He has also appeared in TV adverts for Hitachi and Smirnoff.

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Hard Shoulder in action on the trapeze

Together they are Hard Shoulder. They have thrilled audiences far and wide with their breath-taking stunts and daredevil antics!

Hard Shoulder - Extreme Trapeze