Jim Ghedi / Toby Hay



120-124 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3SQ



Wed 21 Oct 2015


Experimental finger-style acoustic guitarist developed from exploring different areas of genre’s has now found his specific style which is focused entirely in acoustic guitar composition. Working heavily in rhythmic phrasing as well as melodic & harmonic experimentation.
Releasing his album with Cambrian Records in 2015 titled ‘Home is where I exist, Now to live & Die’ material inspired by his time spent living in Brussels, As well as touring extensively through-out the UK & Europe.
Previously played alongside people such as James Blackshaw, Cam Deas, C Joynes & Hladowski, Alasdair Roberts, Nick Jonah Davis, Alex nelson’s Death Shanties, The Big eyes family players and Trembling bells. As well as recently collaborating & supporting Gwyneth Herbert at the 606 Jazz club in London.
I have also had an extensive amount of performances collaboratively worked with Sensoria Festival, The Site gallery, Salisbury Acoustic Arts Festival, Brussels experiment international festival, Tramlines festival and also Sheff Doc Fest festival.

“The blood of John Fahey & the soul of Jack Rose” – Nowthen magazine, “his surging instrumental flusters combust timelessly” – Tiny mix tapes.
“Whilst being clearly influenced by the british folk style, the raw, uncompromising ferocity of Sir Richard Bishop, Bill Orcutt and Glenn Jones has recently seeped into his sound too” – Heretics Folk Club



“Superb contemporary folk-baroque guitar from a young player who’s already mastered the style. Davy Graham/Bert Jansch/John Renbourne fans – have a listen to this.”
Misfit City

“like a ragtime syd barrit”
Adam Walton

“His playing has a lovely quality that stretches from traditionally inspired tunes to a more experimental sound that is closer to American Primitivism.”
Folk Radio UK

“like wandering and dozing in forests and meadows on a pretty day, where ever those forests and meadows might happen to be. classically influenced instrumental folk fingerpicking, performed with grace.”
Modern Folk Music of America

“Wonderful majestic guitar compositions”
Dying For Bad Music

“This makes me feel like I’m breathing fresh air”
Johnno Casson