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 & confident”, while his guitar playing has been hailed as “superb, brilliant, experienced, intricate & faultless”.
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.
The Hardy Perennials are a four-piece folk band based in Essex, headed by songwriter Joe Harvey. Initially formed around the Black Friday folk session in Chelmsford and a project of setting Thomas Hardy poems to simple folk melodies, the group has gone on to write and record original material and performed at a wide range of local venues and folk festivals in and around Essex. They are currently recording an album of completely original songs, and influences include Planxty, Nic Jones, The Pogues, Steve Earle and Martin Carthy.
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Doors open 7.45pm.