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Date(s) - 19/11/2018
7:30 pm

The Swallow Theatre



After last year’s show by British Blues Awards nominee Sunjay, the audience went away laughing, singing and begging us to bring him back!

Before his autumn 2017 solo tour that took in The Swallow Theatre, Sunjay starred as Buddy Holly in Simon Fielder’s ‘Buddy Holly & The Cricketers’ stage show.  In December 2017 Sunjay released his fifth album ‘Sunjay Sings Buddy’ and in 2018 will be working on a new studio album as well a spring tour supporting Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman.

With a relaxed and confident manner, vocal style and mastery of his instrument he walks onto a stage and addresses the audience as though he is sitting down to play music with a group of close friends; a completely natural approach for a young man who picked up the guitar when he was just 4 years old and hasn’t put it down since.

Sunjay’s style has that natural drift between folk and blues and both camps have recognised his obvious flair. There have been a clutch of award nominations, including winning the Wath Festival Young Performers Award. He also made the final selection for the BBC’s Young Folk Award in 2012, had three nominations at the Exposure Music Awards 2014 and was also recognised by the 2014 British Blues Awards.

Drawing from a rich, musical and cultural background it is hardly surprising that Sunjay has quickly become recognised as one of the UK’s rising stars. His performances have been described as “mature & confident”, while his guitar playing has been hailed as “superb, brilliant, experienced, intricate & faultless”.

“Already creating a stir with talents way beyond his years. A really soothing, natural sound and most definitely destined for bigger things.” – Maverick Magazine
“For such a young performer, Sunjay shows real confidence, maturity and ease on stage that it seems like he has been doing nothing else all of his life.” – Folk All Magazine
“A great voice.”- Blues Matters Magazine
“He’s a wizard on the guitar; I think I’d call it jazz-folk!” – Vin Garbutt
“An amazing picker, a must see.” – Terry Reid
“Listen, watch and take note.” – FATEA Magazine

Listen to sound clips on The Swallow Theatre website

Monday 19 November 2018 – 7.30pm
Tickets : £12.50

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