He’s just twenty-one but he’s single-handedly turning the English folk music world on its head. And he’s not about to stop there. Jim Moray is a massive talent who has taken songs from English traditional music and re-worked them to create some of the most startlingly original, contemporary recordings to come out of the folk world since the 1970s.
In 2001 he submitted a recording to BBC Radio 2 for the Young Folk Musician of The Year award. He made the finals and attracted considerable interest from notables in the folk community. A year later he was back with a nomination for the Horizon Award for best new-comer in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - the first time an artist had achieved a nomination in the main Folk Awards a mere twelve months after playing in the Young Folk Musician event.
In the intervening year he had played both Glastonbury Festival and Cambridge Folk Festival, he had opened for Billy Bragg, had secured management and had performed with the Oysterband’s 2003 Big Session UK Tour. He had also begun recording and producing his debut album in his college digs in Birmingham. With a new album in hand he is now undertaking a complete tour of Britain and we're lucky to have secured him at last.