Once upon a time he was an artist, then a sculptor, then a poet, then a musician, then a host, then a cos-player. And then he discovered 'Steampunk and realised he could be all of these things at once.
His first time on stage was at the grand age of 6 in front of an audience of more than 25,000; where he remembered his line! Trained by his father in public speaking from the age of 9 he regularly gave discourses to audiences from 20 to 1200.
As a Steampunk Gent Duke Box is a master of ceremonies, a steampunk parlour games host. He is lead singer in The Wandering Wurlitzer jam band, and regularly entertains at steampunk events. He works with a variety of performers, including his wife the Belinda Storyteller.