Musician plays with natural flair and ease

Sunjay Brayne
Sunjay Brayne

A musician who has gained critical acclaim from the national press and his peers will perform at a north Northumberland Village Hall on Saturday.

Sunjay is one of the UK’s brightest young stars and draws on a rich, musical and cultural background, and he will be on stage at Etal Village Hall.

With a relaxed and confident manner, vocal style and mastery of his instrument he walks onto a stage and addresses the audience as though he is sitting down to play music with a group of close friends; a completely natural approach for a young man who picked up the guitar when he was just four years old and hasn’t put it down since. Sunjay’s style has that natural drift between folk and blues and both camps have recognised his obvious flair.

There have been award nominations, including winning the Wath Festival Young Performers Award. He also made the final selection for the BBC’s Young Folk Award in 2012, had three nominations at the Exposure Music Awards 2014 and was also recognised by the 2014 British Blues Awards.

His performances have been described as ‘mature and confident’, while his guitar playing has been hailed as ‘superb, brilliant, experienced, intricate & faultless’.

Tickets for the event, which starts at 7.30pm, are £12 from 01890 821566.