James Soars Media Services are promoting some pre-album release gigs for the brilliant young, entertaining singer and guitarist, Sunjay.
Sunjay is playing the lead role of Buddy Holly, in Simon Fielder’s travelling theatre show of Buddy Holly &The Cricketers, a role he was offered when he went for an audition in London for a backing singer and guitarist. He continues to play his regular gigs in between the theatre shows.
“With astonishing virtuosity and impeccable timing ,notes cascaded from his fret board as he revealed his repertoire of old blues classics and folk favourites. Humourous asides interspersed Sunjay’s song selection, and there was always a satisfying sense of audience communication and self-assurance that solo performers of greater experience are not always able to project”.
“Only a small community and venue, but your music, and singing gave everyone a massive and fantastic concert. Your guitar playing was extraordinary, and a terrific singing voice lifted the songs to great heights”.
(this video shows his brilliance and his connection with the audience).
He is Playing: Mon 5th June, Stafford Gatehouse Theatre, Eastgate St. Stafford. ST16 2LT.
Doors: 7.30pm. Tickets: £13.00 Unwaged: £10.50 Box Office: 01785 619090
Sunjay 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.
2nd – David Hall Arts Centre, SOMERSET
3rd – Newhampton Arts Centre, WOLVERHAMPTON
5th – Stafford Gatehouse Theatre, STAFFORD
16th – Barry West End Club, SOUTH WALES
23rd – Bowes & Gilmonby Village Hall, BARNARD CASTLE
24th – Village Folk, DERBY
7th July – Ulverston Live Music, CUMBRIA