Another week and another track from the Africa field trip, well kind of.
On the flight out in January, scrolling through the music section of the onboard entertainment I came across a Folk Playlist. It contained a dozen or so tracks but had no introduction or information about the various pieces of music and no indication of who played them, just a song title?
There was one I especially liked and I jotted down certain lines of the lyrics and hoped that 'google' would be able to find the track. 3 months later and after a concerted search I finally came up with the answer.
It's a little bit Ed Sheeran (vocally) and a lot Mumford & Sons. Voted Best Group in the 2018 BBC Radio Folk Awards this is Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys with 'Chasing Shadows'.
If any of you know the name Sam Kelly (I know it's a bit like John Smith, because 'google' will find plenty of Sam Kellys for you), or even recognise the face perhaps?
Then it might be because in 2012 he reached the final of Britain's Got Talent as a solo artist aged just 19. He actually won the public vote but lost out to the eventual winner Ashleigh and Pudsey a dancing dog act.
That's 'Show Biz', but I don't suppose he's to bothered.