Multi-award winning folk musician Jim Moray presents a live performance of his acclaimed album Upcetera. Accompanied by a 9 piece ensemble including strings, woodwind, piano, double bass and drums, he reimagines traditional ballads as dramatically orchestrated torch songs or a sort of English Fado.
“Jim Moray’s masterpiece… very much an album of our times” – Mojo
For 15 years Jim Moray has been at the forefront of a new movement in English traditional music. His debut album Sweet England changed the sound of folk song and won a brace
of awards for its innovative melding of orchestration and electronica. Subsequent albums embraced everything from grime to Johnny Marr-esque guitar pop, but at their heart was always Jim’s unmistakable soulful and yearning voice; singing old songs in a new way. Upcetera heralds a new chapter for the producer and has received the best reviews of his career, including five stars from Mojo, fRoots and R2 magazines. He has also found the time to contribute three new songs to BBC Dr Who spin-off show Class, and launched his own Low Culture Podcast.
Jan/Feb 2017 Tour Dates:
20th The Witham, Barnard Castle, County Durham
21st Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
22nd The Phoenix, Exeter
27th Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
3rd The Courtyard Theatre, London
5th The Junction, Cambridge