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Sunjay at Carlisle Folk Club

Sunjay by Charlie Barker

[S]unjay is pretty much the antithesis of your typical denim clad dishevelled folk and blues musician. From his perfectly groomed hair to his spotlessly shining winkle picker boots he walks onto the stage every inch the “city slicker”.

When Sunjay starts to play the guitar and sing, you are transported to a world where blues and country music meld seamlessly amidst humid mangrove swamps and red neck barbecues. Sunjay is, without doubt, the real deal.

Sunjay’s earliest memories are, as a four-year old, learning Buddy Holly songs from his dad. How ironic it is that he was recently invited to play Buddy in the touring stage show of “Buddy Holly and The Cricketers”.

The show’s producers were very impressed with Sunjay’s singing and playing as well as his familiarity with Buddy’s repertoire……”and the fact that he’s skinny and wears glasses was a bonus!”

From those early childhood steps Sunjay has in every sense, grown up in public, having performed regularly to ever increasing audiences from the age of seven. Now, still only in his mid-twenties, Sunjay has become a master guitarist, who has crafted his show to perfection. He also has an encyclopaedic knowledge of his music, and a wicked sense of humour.

An evening with Sunjay is an evening of exquisite blues, country and folk music combined with a master class in guitar playing interspersed with hilarious anecdotes….and even the occasional Buddy Holly song. But if he asks you to meet him at midnight down at the crossroads… think twice.

He is Playing: Friday 10th November, Carlisle Folk Club, The Ex Services Men’s Club, 1 Albert St. Carlisle, CA1 1H2.
Doors: 7.30pm.  Tickets: £10.00   Contact: Ted Muir. 07760 218116  [email protected]

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