I’m Jim and I’m a bit of a fan of something called music. I’ve interviewed more people than I can count and as a result have formed some excellent friendships with both musicians and fans alike. Outside of Moshville, I work as a digital archivist. That basically means I look after digital things and digitise things as well. You’ll either find me in the crowd having a fun time and chatting to folk or scuttling around a photo pit…
From: Preston (Lancashire)
Currently based: York (City of)
Preferred genres: Something with a good melody and singer. But not the mass-produced pop that’s churned out these days. Not a fan. If you really push me though, I’ll say I listen to “Extreme Metal” as that’s what most of what I listen to falls under.
Favourite bands (No Order): Opeth, Aborted, Decapitated, Nightingale(The Dan Swano version), Edge of Sanity, Wolfheart, Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum, Persefone, Cannibal Corpse, Meshuggah, Autopsy, Moonsorrow, Agalloch, Gojira, Fear Factory, Deserted Fear, Kreator, Enslaved.
Favourite albums (No Order): Meshuggah – Obzen, Nightingale – Nightfall Overture, Edge of Sanity – Crimson, Opeth – Blackwater Park, Wolfheart – Winterborn, Insomnium – Winters Gate, Deserted Fear – Dead Shores Rising, Cannibal Corpse – Kill, Enslaved – Ruun, Kreator – Coma of Souls, Witherscape – The Northern Sanctuary.
Most embarrassing album owned: I’m not embarrassed by my music collection. Whilst it does contain a few things outside the scope of ‘metal’ I enjoy it all. There’s no album that I own that I don’t enjoy.
Favourite venues: Audio (Glasgow), QMU, Classic Grand, The Grand (Clitheroe), O2 ABC- Glasgow, O2 Islington- London, Rebellion – Manchester.
First gig: Sassoon and Bentley – The Grand Clitheroe. I love a good bit of jazz.
Favourite gig: Toss up between Skuggsjá / Enslaved / Wardruna at The Coronet Theatre (19/03/16), Persefone / Poem at The Underworld (16/04/17) and Dream Theater at the Royal Concert Hall (20/04/17).
Favourite drink: Water, Appletizer, San Pellogrino Orange, Peroni, Red Wine.
Favourite food: Anything that doesn’t contain mushrooms, broccoli and cauliflower. I can’t stand them.