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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 work.
The album is available at iTunes and RawRip, or on CD from Big Cartel.
Daytrip To Glynde (right click on the track to download, left click to stream)
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