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Article 'Love Shrewsbury'

Article ‘Love Shrewsbury’

After spending a crazy weekend at Shrewsbury folk festival I have brought some jewels with me that I hope over the next few articles to share with you. Firstly, local singer/songwriter Jonathan Day, later this Autumn will be taking his Between the Worlds, tour to China and Thailand. He has several gigs in Hong Kong...
Rooftop Gig Tsim Sha Tsui

Rooftop Gig Tsim Sha Tsui

Rooftop gig in Hong Kong.

New website

New website online!
Carved in Bone

Carved in Bone

Review "Northern Sky"

Review “Northern Sky”

The Shropshire countryside is embedded in the very fabric of this first proper release by Jonathan Day, a writer, painter and poet whose curiosity has taken him around the world and back on a journey of self-discovery, from Johannesburg to the heart of the Black Country, his true inspirational home. Rich in atmosphere, the album...
Review "Folk Radio UK"

Review “Folk Radio UK”

I like the quiet, the animals and the trees. It took me a long time to get here from where I grew up, in between factories, steel hard and iron grey. Long ago most of my family lived in these borderlands; I guess I’ve always been slowly heading home. There’s something important in the curve...

Review “fRoots”

  Honest, sensitive, gently visionary.  

Review “System Records”

Contemporary rural music from Shropshire, sixteen years in the writing and making, this album collects together the work of vagabond songwriter and composer Jonathan Day. After two critically acclaimed albums and several years touring Europe, Jonathan moved out of the spotlight to follow a reclusive and itinerant life makjing music in his remote home in...
Review "Crossrhythms"

Review “Crossrhythms”

Opener “Canticle” has a contemporary acoustic groove enhanced by deft percussion and some exquisite vocal harmonies. Jonathan possesses a fine voice and is clearly an accomplished guitarist and songwriter. “Bonnie Light Horseman” is a more traditional folk song with some subtle fiddle and cello work and Jonathan’s voice contrasts with Chris While beautifully. Jonathan has...
Review "Taplas"

Review “Taplas”

Writer, painter and poet, Jonathan Day describes himself as “a grizzled, half reclusive man, living alone in the blissfully wind-swept Shropshire hills”, and has called on an array of friends to assist. They include Joe Broughton, Paloma Trigas and Tom Chapman of the Urban Folk Quartet, Kevin Dempsey, Chris While, Emma Capp and Helen Lancaster...