A Dancing Beggar
Influences: Maps, Sigur Ros, Amusement Parks On Fire
and Epic 45
Profile: Having previously played guitar and drums in other
bands, in 2007 21-year-old James Simmons decided to go
solo under the moniker A Dancing Beggar, armed with just a
laptop, a pair of guitars and a cheap microphone.
His debut EP How They Grow was released in 2008, and
remixed and re-released earlier this year by the independent
label Grand Independent.
James began work in its full-length follow-up in March, and in
September the album What We Left Behind was released,
showcasing a more acoustic and organic sound, and incorporating
field recordings with James’s own bedroom studio
The album is available at iTunes and RawRip, or on CD from
Daytrip To Glynde (right click on the track to download, left click to stream)