Howdy, I’m Jim and I like something called music. Practically everything I do on a daily basis involves music and I like documenting things so it was only natural I joined the team all those years ago.
I’m an encyclopedia of random knowledge and have one of the most varied libraries of music you’ll ever see. I’ve met some awesome people over the years and as such formed friendships with both fans and musicians alike. Outside of Moshville, I (currently) work for The National Archives as an archivist specialising in “digital things” and audio.
From: Preston (Lancashire)
Currently based: York (City of)
Preferred genres: “Extreme Metal” and Jazz.
Favourite bands (No Order): Opeth, Aborted, Decapitated, Art Blakey, Louis Armstrong, Nightingale (The Dan Swano version), Edge of Sanity, Wolfheart, Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum, Persefone, Cannibal Corpse, Meshuggah, Autopsy, Demon Hunter, Moonsorrow, 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, Moonsorrow – Jumalten Aika, Demon Hunter – The World Is A Thorn, 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.