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The Oxjam Bee

Oxjam Beeston

Music Festival

Jim Thornton

  • Genres:
  • Acoustic
  • Other

Born 'clutching a song-sheet' into a large musical, Yorkshire family, Jim was a singer, a 

guitarist and a writer of songs from an early age. After cutting his teeth on the folk club circuits of 

Nottinghamshire he moved to Campbeltown, Argyll where he formed 'The Big Brothers' who played 

for a number of years around the clubs and festivals of the West of Scotland. In 1995 he formed 

Follow that Camel and made three successful Albums 'Camel Town', 'Alba Vinyl' ( Iona/Lismor 

records ) and 'Up the Road '. 

As a songwriter Jim believes that folk music can be forward facing without compromising traditional 

values and this is heavily reflected in all his recordings and audience embracing performances.

Jim achieved international recognition in 2000 when he released the single 'Mindblind - A Song for 

Autism', Jim’s passion for progress towards the understanding of Autism led to this song being 

adopted worldwide as a theme for Autism research and care.

At This years Oxjam, Jim will be joined by the Oxjam Veteran, Guitar demi-god Steve Benford. CANT WAIT

1 past concert