JWL was founded in 2005 and quickly became one of London’s leading boutique artist representation agencies across stage and screen.

Jimmy trained as a chorister in St Pauls Cathedral Choir as a child, with the National Youth Music Theatre as a teenager, and is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London.  Jimmy had a prolific career as a musical director, composer and performer, working on shows such as Evita, The Prince & The Pauper, All You Need Is Love!, Strike Up The Band, Mamma Mia, Jesus Christ Superstar and Bugsy Malone.  Jimmy toured worldwide for five years with members of The Who, Spandau Ballet, YES, Free, Bad Company, Procol Harum, The Alan Parsons Project, Peter Frampton, Alice Cooper, Billy Preston, Paul Young, Darlene Love, the Harlem Boys Choir and The British Rock Symphony.  As a composer Jimmy has had his music recorded by The London Symphony Orchestra in Abbey Road, sung by choirs across Europe and The Americas, and his musicals including ‘Frankenstein’, ‘Peter Pan’ and ’NHS The Musical’ are regularly performed on the regional UK Theatre circuit.  Numerous recordings include Louise Dearman’s debut album ‘You and I’, Lionel Richie’s ‘Live in Hanover’ and Eric Clapton’s Grammy award winning ‘Reptile’.  Jimmy founded JWL in 2005 with his then agent, Rebecca Gillett.

As a producer Jimmy has presented three seasons at the Edinburgh Festival, Britten in Brooklyn at Wiltons Music Hall, Lunch & The Bow of Ulysses at Trafalgar Studios, and was associate producer on Memphis The Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre and The Mentalists at The Wyndhams. Jimmy’s production company also provides management services to the global screen industry as well as creating and working on worldwide YouTuber products. Jimmy was Lead Artist for Birmingham’s Gallery 37 arts participation programme for vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, was Associate Director of the Theatre Royal Plymouth from 2006-2009, and for ten years was a regular guest artist on BBC Radio Five Live’s Breakfast, Drive, Matthew Bannister and Anita Anand shows.  Jimmy currently sits on the board of Youth Music Theatre UK, on the committee of the Night for Life for the National Brain Appeal and was Chairman of Cancer Research UK North Essex for three years.  In 2015 Jimmy was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music for his ‘outstanding contribution to the UK music industry’.

Neal’s theatrical career started back in good old Gloucestershire at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham, before graduating from Arts Educational School. A hugely successful performing career followed, during which some of his theatre credits included the Original Cast of ‘Mamma Mia!’ (Prince Edward Theatre) in which Neal created the role of Pepper; Original London Cast of ‘Smokey Joe’s Café’ (Prince of Wales Theatre); Judah in ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ (Adelphi Theatre and Really Useful Groups UK Tour); Cookson in ‘Peter Pan’ (Royal Festival Hall); ‘All You Need Is Love’ (Queen’s Theatre and UK Tour); ‘South Pacific’ (National Theatre); The Postman in ‘Love Shack’ (UK Tour); Stretch Mulligan in ‘Oh! What a Night’ (UK Tour); Bluette in ‘Blues Brothers’ (UK Tour); Snowbell in ‘Stuart Little’ (UK Tour); Benny Southstreet in ‘Guys and Dolls’ (Sheffield Crucible); Hud in ‘Hair’ (Oslo, Norway);

Billy in ‘Walk With The Angels’ (Soho Theatre); Olaudah Equiano in ‘The Life of Olaudah Equiano’ (Dead Ernest Theatre); Matthew in ‘Runaway Diamonds’ (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Vinnie in ‘Friendly Matches’ (Polka Theatre); Wopsole and Wemmick in ‘Great Expectations’ (Unicorn Theatre) and Yo-Less in ‘Only You Can Save Mankind’ (Soho Laundry). Neal’s television credits included Dan Van Man in the hit series ‘Nuzzle and Scratch’ (BBC); presenting as Zack in the ‘Nick Jnr Garden’ (Nickelodeon) and Blue Square in ‘Mr Maker’ (BBC) as well as various commercials. Neal was the face of Nescafé in the Far East for seven years as the ‘Wake Up Man’.
Following a number of years working for the agency part-time, Neal realised his passion for performing had grown into a passion for personal management and he became an agent at JWL in 2010.