Since then Jim has released two EP’s on his own record label and received the People’s Music Award in 2010 for ‘best male solo artist’.
The nature of acoustic music often makes it difficult to create a ‘big sound’, which may be why he drafted in The Wires to help him out on his debut album, released last week, called Hanging Up My Cape.
The album features a strange mixture of tracks; some reminiscent of Jason Mraz taking his listeners straight to the beach and some slower love-songs comparable to the works of James Blunt.
Hanging Up My Cape is a pop album at its core but with a mature edge to it and an ensemble of brass and bass instruments.
It’s a sound that grabs the listeners attention but even with the emergence of unlikely acoustic successes like Ed Sheeran, may not find its rightful place in an already crowded underground London scene.
The lead-track to the album is called Time and features a quirky ‘Bucket List’ style animated video of two characters fulfilling their dreams before they die.
As a word of warning the chorus of the track is likely to be spinning around your head for several days after listening to it, which seems to be one of Jim’s trademarks.