A TEENAGE impressionist from Cirencester is ready to hit the big time.

Self-styled ‘human sound box’ Jay Boyd – who goes by the stage name Tommy Boyd – has performed at Cirencester College, Cheltenham College and Somewhere Else on Castle Street as well as at London’s prestigious Comedy Store, and is ready to move to the next level.

The 19-year-old former Farmor’s School pupil, who works as a waiter at the Gateway Centre in South Cerney, told the Standard he was planning on auditioning for next year’s series of Britain’s Got Talent.

"I’ve been doing it for four years now," he said.

"I used to do it in school as a way of making friends – a lot of our teachers had very distinctive voices so I would impersonate them to make people laugh."

The talented teen is known for impersonating Jack Nicholson and Daniel Day-Lewis but said the impression he enjoyed doing the most was Joe Pesci in gangster classic Goodfellas and was hoping he would be able to impress the famously unflappable Simon Cowell.

"Britain’s Got Talent would be a great experience for me," he said.