Top folk singer to perform in Seaton

18:30 30 October 2012

Jim Moray.

Jim Moray.

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Award-winning folk singer Jim Moray will be playing at the next Jurassic Folk session in Seaton,

“A phenomenon,” said Peter Arnold, Jurassic Folk organiser, “who first came to our notice in 2003, when we were running Priddy Folk Festival.

“Jim was a finalist in the Young Folk Awards and, although he didn’t win it, we were so impressed with him that we booked him for Priddy.”

Jim has come a long way since then and Peter has followed his progress closely, and continues “We have seen him perform many times since, and he never fails to amaze with his inventiveness and sheer musical quality.”

Recording his first album Sweet England while still studying classical composition at Birmingham Conservatoire in the day and playing drums in power-pop bands by night, Jim Moray emerged on to the UK folk scene seemingly fully formed in 2003.

His imaginative re-imagining of English traditional music blended with orchestral flourishes, guitars and electronics soon found him awarded the unprecedented combination of ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘Best Album’ at the 2004 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

After notching up a live reputation with performances at Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival and Sidmouth FokWeek, among many others, Jim followed this with 2006’s Jim Moray and Low Culture in 2008.

Awarded the prestigious fRoots critics poll prize for best album and Mojo magazine Folk Album Of The Year, he then broke with convention, giving his fourth album In Modern History away on the cover of Songlines magazine before releasing a deluxe two-disc version in June 2010.

Now he comes bearing Skulk (2012), his fifth and perhaps best album yet, with the wherewithal to locate folk music in its rightful landscape: the modern world.

Outside of his own albums, he has branched out as producer of his sister Jackie Oates’ award-winning Hyperboreans album and been awarded Honorary Life Membership of Birmingham Conservatoire for outstanding achievement in music.

If you don’t like folk music, come along to see and hear Jim and it may make you change your mind.

Support on the night will be provided a rising and decidedly quirky young singer, Jess McAllister and also Jon and Karen, otherwise two thirds of the Lucy Lastic Band.

It all happens at the Grove, Seaton, on Wednesday, November 7, doors open 7.45pm. Advance tickets cost £6 from www.eastdevonfolk.org or phone 01297 20064. On the door, if any left, £8.

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