Shelley Theatre on Friday 27 September
Jim Moray, one of England’s finest interpreters of traditional song, plays the Shelley Theatre on Friday 27 September. Jim has just announced his seventh studio album titled The Outlander – but this one may just turn your expectations on their head.
Jim is clearly excited about sharing the songs from the new album and fans don’t have long to wait. News of a new Jim Moray album is always an exciting prospect. He straddles the line between a keeper of tradition and experimentation. He has delivered folk songs through the refractive surfaces of electronica and beyond. On his last release Upcetera, his sixth studio album, he took “inspiration from modern composition – the minimalism of Reich or Reilly in particular – mixed with an unconventional take on chamber pop.”
His relentlessly innovative recordings can truly be said to have changed the sound of folk music since the early 2000s, and he has won fans and admirers far outside of the folk scene without ever betraying his traditional roots. A five-time BBC Folk Award winner, his songs have been featured in a season finale of Grey’s Anatomy, he has appeared on-screen singing a specially composed song for Dr Who spin-off Class as aliens attack the earth, and he has presented documentaries on traditional music for BBC Radio 3.
Folk Radio says: “Moray is a performer of consummate talent, a musician who plays a whole range of instruments on this album (he contributes a bit of everything, from drums to vibraphone to ukulele), and a singer of rare emotional depth. That he manages to do all this while forging a bright new path for folk music is admirable. That he has done so over six albums and still seems to be hitting his peak while never doing the same thing twice is remarkable”.
Jim's website: www.jimmoray.co.uk
Tickets £15 (students £10) - on sale soon!