Twenty-one year old Jim Moray is churning up the English folk music scene.
He first raised eyebrows as a finalist in BBC Radio 2s Young Folk Musician of the Year; then received the Horizon Award as ‘Best Newcomer’ and the prestigious ‘Best Album’ in 2004. This year, in collaboration with the Oysterband, he’s been nominated for ‘Best Traditional Track’.
With the kudos of four years at Birmingham Conservatoire giving, Moray is re-defining folk music ‘ pairing up processed and sampled vocals with his background of classical string arrangements and his deftness at playing piano, drums, bass and guitar.
Uncut magazine has described him as ‘the most significant new development in English folk music since Fairport Convention’.