ONE of the most consistently inventive musicians working in traditional folk music today is the latest acts to play for Kula at Frazer Theatre in Knaresborough.
On Saturday, March 24, he will joins a lengthy and esteemed list of folk names to perform in this delightfully intimate venue.
After three ground-breaking and award-winning albums; 2003’s BBC Radio2 Folk Album of Year Sweet England, Jim Moray in 2006 and fRoots Critics Poll and Mojo Folk Album of the Year winner Low Culture in 2008; he now finds himself at the forefront of a new folk revival in the UK, and hailed as a pivotal influence by a new generation of folk musicians while still only being in his 20s himself.
Recording his first album Sweet England while still studying classical composition at Birmingham Conservatoire in the day and playing drums in power-pop bands by night, Jim Moray emerged onto the UK folk scene seemingly fully formed in 2003.
His imaginative reimagining of English traditional music blended with orchestral flourishes, guitars and electronics soon found him awarded the unprecedented combination of Best Newcomer and Best Album at the 2004 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
After notching up a live reputation with performances at Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival and WOMAD, and alongside Richard Thompson and Oysterband, Jim has gione from strength to strength, even assembling an all-star band including Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Eliza Carthy Band) and William Bowerman (La Roux).
Doors open at 7pm.
For tickets costing £14 each, visit Pear Records in Knaresborough, Rock Steady Music, Regents Parade, Harrogate or visit www.kula-productions.com