SUNJAY

Winner of the Wath Festival Young Performers Award 2012 & BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Nominee 2012 

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For Bookings please contact: ROGER BRAIN- sunjay_management@hotmail.com

For PR please contact: JIM SOARS - james@jameshsoars.com

TOUR DATES


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July

26th/27th - Warwick Folk Festival


Further dates...(New Album Tour)

August

13th - Ramsbottom Folk Club

16th - Moira Furnace Folk Festival

24th/25th - Shrewsbury Folk Festival

30th - Worcester Music Festival


September

5th - Waveney Folk Club, Suffolk

6th - Rotherham Folk Show

6th/7th - Stourbridge Folk Festival

13th - Faldingworth Live

14th - Bromyard Folk Festival

15th - Glenfarg Folk Club

17th - Irvine Folk Club

19th - Woodman Folk Club

21st - Saltaire Festival

23rd - Stourbridge Folk Club (Lisbee Stainton)

24th - Stourbridge Folk Club (Richard Digance)

25th - Stourbridge Folk Club (Phil Beer)

26th - Tamworth Folk Club

27th - Cornucopia Festival

30th - Hoy At Anchor Folk Club


October              

3rd - Bingham Folk Club

4th - Robin 2 (Supporting John Illsley)

5th - Derby Folk Festival

9th - Black Swan Folk Club

10th - Chesterfield Folk Club

11th - Newhampton Folk Club

12th - Reading Folk Club

14th - Green Man Folk Club

15th - Lamb Folk Club

16th - Uxbridge Folk Club

17th - Cambridge Folk Club

18th - Dunton Folk Club

22nd - Faversham Folk Club

23rd - Common Folk Club

24th - Brewton Folk Club

28th - Cramlington Folk Club

30th - Darlington Folk Club


November         

1st - Wychwood Folk Club

8th - Fo’c’sle Folk Club

20th - Ritz Acoustic Club

27th - Stourbridge Folk Club (TBC)


December          

13th - Sale Folk Club

 

Press


BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Nominee, Winner of the Wath Festival Young Performers Award & New Roots Competition Finalist (2012) Sunjay’s accolades are formidable for somebody who turned 20 just a few months ago.


A captivating young performer; Sunjay is an extremely talented blues, folk singer/songwriter and guitarist. Reminiscent of Ralph McTell, John Martyn and Jackson C. Frank, Sunjay’s performances have been described as “mature & confident”, while his guitar playing has been hailed as “superb, brilliant, experienced, intricate & faultless”. 


Born to Anglo-Indian parents, Sunjay was born in Derby and raised in the West Midlands were he began playing the guitar at the age of 4. His dad introduced him to a broad spectrum of music in the hope that he would develop a life-long passion. Sunjay’s first musical love was Buddy Holly, closely followed by Don McLean, firmly rooting him with a blues and folk mix. He has now developed these influences, into a musical maturity far beyond his years.


In late 2013, after the release of his first live album ‘One Night Only’ Sunjay was asked to support Steeleye Span on several of their ‘Wintersmith’ tour dates. Other artist’s Sunjay has supported include the likes of Martin Simpson, Passenger, Phil Beer, Steve Tilston and Terry Reid, to name a few.


Sunjay is busy, in 2014 he’ll be playing over 100 gigs and is currently working on a new album for an Autumn release, with a major 40 date headline tour to promote the album. From national radio play to main stage festival appearances Sunjay is a major young talent, remaining true to his musical roots, at the same time creating a unique path; his is ‘new generation’ blues-folk.

Quotes


“He's a wizard on the guitar, I think I'd call it jazz-folk!” – Vin Garbutt


“Come along and see Sunjay, you’ll be truly amazed at his maturity, skill and expertise; not only does he engage the audience with his exquisite guitar work but he brings a depth of meaning to all the songs he sings that belie his age.” – Pete Brown (Woodman Folk Club)


“The Demetri Martin of folk, Sunjay, has got so many songs in his pocket he has to carry his keys in his shoe. Nominated for the 2012 BBC Young Folk Artist Awards, he's a stick-like blur of fingers on the frets with tunes that recall early Tim Buckley.” – Exposed 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 guitarist who can sound so much like me that it scares me. He can also sound like Steve Tilston. Come to think of it, he can probably sound like anyone he wants, including himself. Check him out.” – Chris Smither


“Great playing and above all else it really swings...I'm going to have to connect jump leads to your fingers." – Steve Tilston


“An amazing picker, a must see.” – Terry Reid


“I've had the pleasure of hearing Sunjay sing and play for the last couple of years and was amazed from the start at how talented and skilful this young performer was. He's gone from strength to strength since then and I can only imagine bigger and better things coming his way in the very near future.” – Flossie Malavialle


“Sometimes you just see someone play for the first time and know they are very special. Sunjay is such an artist. Look out for him at a venue near you soon cos he is definitely on the way and you really shouldn't miss him!” – John Richards


“[Sunjay] has now reached a maturity as an artist and has a mastery of his craft that far surpasses his age.” - Tom Hoy (Natural Acoustic Band & Magna Carta)


"Youthful exuberant joy and accomplishment - coupled with a genuine love for the acoustic guitar" – Big Al Whittle


“One of the most naturally gifted young guitarists I have seen in all my years as project manager of M.A.S. Records” - Scott Garrett (M.A.S. Records)


“Solo blues guitarist in the style of Chris Smither with loads of panache and will definitely be one you’ll hear from again” - Steve Kersley (Proper Music MD)