OXJAM BEESTON MUSIC FESTIVAL, 14:40–15:10 Jim Thornton at CIRCLE EATERY
About Jim Thornton:
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', Jimâ€™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
About CIRCLE EATERY:
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Small, independent restaurant in Beeston serving up tasty breakfast, lunch and evening meals.
We've got a real focus on using simple, fresh ingredients, always sourced as locally as possible.
Under 18s are welcome as long as accompanied by an adult.