A captivating young performer; Sunjay is an extremely talented blues, folk guitarist and singer/songwriter.
Well known on the UK folk scene, Sunjay is an artist with a rare mix of youth (he has just turned 20), combined with a seemingly effortless mastery of the acoustic guitar.
Born to Anglo-Indian parents (dad from the Midlands, mum from New Dehli), Sunjay was born in Derby and raised in the West Midlands were he began playing the guitar at the age of 4. His dad introduced him to as much music as possible in the hope that he would develop a life-long passion. Sunjay's first musical love was Buddy Holly, closely followed by Don McLean, firmly rooting him with a blues and folk mix. He has now developed these influences (and also drawn heavily from country and rock), into a musical maturity far beyond his years.
Reminiscent of Ralph McTell, John Martyn and early Tim Buckley, Sunjay's performances have been described as “mature & confident”, while his guitar playing has been hailed as “superb, brilliant, experienced, intricate & faultless”.
Sunjay is busy - this year alone he's played over 100 gigs and is currently working on an album release for autumn 2014, with a major headline tour to support the album. He has supported the likes of Martin Simpson, Passenger, Phil Beer, Steve Tilston and Terry Reid, to name a few. From national radio play to main stage festival appearances Sunjay is a major young talent, remaining true to his musical roots, at the same time creating a unique path; his is 'new generation' blues-folk.
BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Nominee
Winner of the Wath Festival Young Performers Award
New Roots Competition Finalist
released November 20, 2013
SUNJAY: Vocals, Guitar and Feet
EDDY MORTON: Mandolin
THE AUDIENCE: Backing Vocals & Shakers
BRYN PHILLIPS: MC
Recorded on the 12th April 2013 live at the Woodman Folk Club, Kingswinford, West Midlands, UK.