17th September – Sunjay Brayne

The debut appearance at Irvine Folk Club of Sunjay Brayne comes up on Wednesday 17th September and not only is Sunjay a new face, he has yet to reach his 21st birthday. New and young and talented forbye!
By all accounts, Midlands-based Sunjay is a rising star on the Folk and Acoustic circuit. Such are the guitar skills of Sunjay that some reviewers say he is reminiscent of Ralph McTell and John Martyn. Match that with an authoritative voice that belies his years and the reasons for the glowing reviews become apparent.
Sunjay picked up the guitar aged four and hasn’t put it down since. As a youngster he was introduced by his Dad to the sounds of Don McLean and Buddy Holly and now Sunjay’s guitar picking skills are said to be among the very best. The material played by Sunjay is heavily influenced by the Blues but also draws from Folk, Country and Rock.
Nominated for the BCC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2012, Sunjay has three albums to his name, the most recent having been released this month. To promote the album, Sunjay is on a 40 date UK tour, which happily takes in the Irvine Club.
For one so young, Sunjay has a confidence, maturity and ease on stage and is held in high regard by folk world luminaries such as Steeleye Span. Hear Sunjay Brayne at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 17th September in Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road. The Club starts at 8pm and it’s BYOB. Club info flyers giving details of who is appearing at the Irvine Club are now widely available and by visiting www.irvinefolkclub.org.uk