Young Folk and Blues Star, Sunjay, will be appearing at The Cutty Wren Folk Club, Redcar on Tuesday 15th March. Doors 8pm.
Gaining critical acclaim from the national press and his peers, Sunjay is one of the UK’s brightest young stars.
“An amazing picker, a must see.” – Terry Reid . “He’s a wizard on the guitar!” – Vin Garbutt. You could be forgiven for thinking at first listen that singer/guitarist Sunjay is older than his 21 years. 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 and confident” while his guitar playing has been hailed as “superb, brilliant, experienced, intricate and faultless”.
Tickets £5.00 are available from John Taylor on 01287 622623.
Photo: Sunjay by Charlie Barker.