Ely musician is called one of the country's 'brightest new stars'

PUBLISHED: 10:50 07 January 2016 | UPDATED: 10:50 07 January 2016

Ely musician Sunjay

Ely musician Sunjay

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An Ely musician is gaining critical acclaim from the national press and his peers as 'one of the UK's brightest young stars.'

Sunjay’s latest release is called ‘Black & Blues’ and sees him returning to New Mountain Music Studios with producer Eddy Morton.

It was recorded in a single day in August.

The album, comprised of 10 traditional blues songs, interpreted and arranged by Sunjay, showcases his powerful vocals and his intricate, masterful guitar playing.

“Quite a few of these songs I have been singing and playing since I was about five years old,” he said.

“My dad taught me Buddy Holly songs when I first started playing guitar.

“Pretty soon I realised that finger-picking the guitar looked much better than strumming. That was my introduction to the blues, although I don’t think I would have been able to define blues music at the time.

“There was something about that kind of music that intrigued me. It’s funny to look back now and to realise that I knew very little about the content of the song.”

In 2016 Sunjay can be seen live when he shares the stage with Pentangle.

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