Award wining songwriter, co-writer and recording artist
Jim Byrne has been a musician and songwriter for over forty years. He spent his teenage years playing in punk bands and many subsequent years playing in garage bands including The Primevals, Dexter Slim & The Pickups, Loris and the Bearpit Brothers (still a member). He is a restless seeker of new experiences and new music. As a solo artist he plays and records in the folk and Americana style.
As a songwriter he has written hundreds of songs for his own bands and solo projects as well as co-written with other musicians including Marti Pellow (their song, Lay with me is on Marti's Boulevard of Life album) and Jazz singer Carol Kidd OBE (Carol played support to Frank Sinatra). Jim has released several critically acclaimed albums and has toured America, Canada, France, Italy and the UK.
For the collector of unusual facts; he has met Tom Waits and received an award from the King of Sweden.