When he popped in on us a few months ago and did a floor spot, the reaction was “Wow!” Well, you aint seen nothing yet. That was just unplugged. Wait until you hear what happens when he plugs his acoustic guitar into his ‘box of tricks’ 🙂
He has been described in reviews as a “guitarist with dazzling dexterity” (Folk Magazine) as well as having “an infectious groove” and “powerful performances” (Thomas Leeb – Acoustic magazine). In 2013 he was also given the title of “1000mph Jim” by Mike Dawes for his ability to fingerpick with speed usually only associated with ninja training.
Jim plays a blend of his own carefully crafted compositions, coupled with an eclectic array of his own arrangements of popular covers that showcase the passion, complexity and depth that only fingerstyle guitar can afford. When he performs the likes of “Eye of the Tiger” and the “Dr Who Theme”, you find yourself searching the stage for the other three guitarists!
His stage presence and artistry is consistently complimented wherever he travels. This is in all probability due to the fact that he has spent the last fifteen years as a professional Circus Entertainer.
Jim will be performing a mid evening Showcase and an extended finale spot.
The evening will begin with floor spots by local musicians, performing a wide range of folk, country, roots and blues.
Doors 7.30pm Music starts at 8.00pm
Usual concession for regular members