Based in Wiltshire England, Jonathan Stuart is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music composer and producer with his principle instrument being the Melodeon (Diatonic Accordion).
Jonathan has been playing on the tradition folk music scene for many years and is well known in folk circles for his love of tunes from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales as well as those from European traditions. He is also very well known his performances of traditional English and Irish Ballads.
When not singing Jonathan can be seen playing for one of several traditional folk dance sides. In addition to playing in the UK Jonathan has played many times in Ireland, both in casual pub sessions and organised gigs. County Clare is one of his favourite places to visit for music. The history of music is also very important to Jonathan and he has also
written a short book documenting Ralph Vaughan Williams’ visit to a local village to collect variations of traditional songs.7
Jonathan’s influences range from popular folk artists in the UK such as Faustus, Belshazzar’s Feast and Bellowhead. Sharon Shannon, Christy Moore and the Dubliners from Ireland and a host of other contemporary artists from around the world.
In his debut single ‘I Don’t Wanna Sing the Blues’, Jonathan has created a unique sound that embodies his love of traditional music in a more contemporary format. With easy to listen to vocals and a soothing melody this song is gaining a lot of attention pre-release.
I Don’t Wanna Sing the Blues’ will be released on all major digital platforms on the 7th of February 2020.
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