Member of Derbyshire folk group Muckram Wakes in the 1970s. Then worked with Ashley Hutchings as singer and melodeon-player on albums including 'Son of Morris On', and as a member of the Albion Band. Splitting with Hutchings in the 1980s he formed Home Service. Now a solo performer - fronting a folk-rock band, or in a duo with Barry Coope. Ashley Hutchings (born January 26, 1945) is a folk musician. ... Ashley Hutchings (born January 26, 1945) is a folk musician. ... British folk-rock band. ...
Best known to the general public through having played one of the leading roles in the ITV drama series 'Sharpe'.
British guitarist and singer JohnTams is, according to Mojo magazine, "one of the unsung gods of folk." Although his debut solo album, Unity, wasn't released until 2000, Tams has made his presence felt among the British folk community for more than three decades.
JohnTams was a member of Derbyshire folk group Muckram Wakes in the 1970s, then worked with Ashley Hutchings as singer and melodeon-player on albums including 'Son of Morris On', and as a member of the Albion Band.
John is the only artist to have won the Album of the Year award twice, the first time was with his first solo album 'Unity' in 2001.
Tams' was among the first I listened to, and the one I have returned to most consistently, with each spinning of the disc yielding new delights.
Prior to this Tams, no more than a name to me, was somebody I'd seen mentioned (always respectfully) by British folk singers whose music has long been in my life; but my CD library, which is not a small one, contained only one Tams performance, a single track on an anthology.
Tams, who besides his musical activities leads a successful career as a character actor in British theater, television and film, has produced field recordings (for Topic) of Irish traditional music as well as, of course, CDs under his own byline.
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