John Murray TAMS

Biography

Gender Male
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Birthdate 1949-02-16
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Style John Tams, Esq
Career musician, composer and actor; early career: two seasons with Cox's Modern Amusements, hack reporter for various local newspapers Derbys, with BBC Radio Nottingham and BBC Radio Derby, lectr in popular culture WEA, freelance writer NME, Sounds and Melody Maker, involved in record production Topic Records, with E Midlands Mobile Arts theatre gp; also sometime mangr ladies underwear factory, antique dealer, maggot salesman and unrequited teacher of 9 to 13 year olds; former memb bands incl Muckram Wakes, Albion Band and Home Service; estab Rolling Stock Co choir Derbys, co-fndr and prodr No Masters co-op recording label and publisher S Yorks; winner of six BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (incl Folk Singer of the Year 2006 and Traditional Song of the Year), winner of two Hancock Awards; Hon Dr: Sheffield Hallam Univ 2007, Derby Univ 2009; >ir< actor and musical dir under >qv1qv2<16684>qv3<, >ir<, NT 1977-85, prodns incl Larkrise, The World Turned Upside Down, Dispatches, The Long Voyage Home, The Iceman Cometh, Hughie, Candleford, The Crucible, Cinderella, Golden Boy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Don Quixote, Glengarry Glen Ross and The Mysteries (and subsequent intermittent Euro tour and revival 2000), songmaker for WarHorse (nominated Sound Production Award Olivier Awards 2008); musical dir and composer: The Crucible (Birmingham/Salisbury Playhouse), Son of Man (RSC), Uncle Vanya (West End), The Three Sisters (Birmingham Rep), Of Mice and Men (Birmingham Rep); other theatre involvement incl: with United Br Artists Old Vic Theatre, RSC Aldwych Theatre, co-dir Joint Stock theatre co, TUC sponsored tour with 7:84 theatre co during 1984 miner's strike, co-creator The Ship (for Euro City of Culture Festival Glasgow 1990) and The Big Picnic, assoc dir Crucible Theatre Sheffield (incl co-dir and adaptor The Northern Mysteries), assoc dir The Building Co, actor and composer The Good Hope (NT tour); >ir< script assoc, collaborator on musical score and actor (playing the part of Daniel Hagman) Sharpe series ITV; other appearances incl: Sons and Lovers, A Question of Leadership, Clapperclaw, Assembled Memories, The Raggedy Rawney, The Rainbow, God Speed Co-operation, Ill Fares the Land, Back to the Roots, Here We Go A-Wassailing, A Little Night Music, Holy City, The Rainbow, Crimestrike, The Gifted Adult, You Don't Have to Walk to Fly, Albion Market, Floodtide and Travelling Man, No Further Cause for Concern, Ruth Rendell Mysteries, Investigation, The Fool, As You Like It, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Elidor, When Saturday Comes; >ir< for BBC Radio 4 as composer/studio prodr/ed: Sacco and Vanzetti, Pickwick Papers, Felix Hoult the Radical, HMS Ulysses, The Plutocrat, Volunteers, Daisy Miller, The Nativity, The Passion, Doomsday, Charge of the Light Brigade, From Here to Eternity; music series prodr Radio Ballads 2006 (Sony Gold Radio Award 2007); dir and adaptor WarHorse (BBC Radio 2) 2009; >ir< Unity 2000 (Album of the Year and Song of the Year (for Harry Stone) BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2001), Home 2002, The Reckoning 2006 (Album of the Year and nominated Best Original Song (for Steelos) BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards); prodr Over the Hills and Far Away (album of music from the Sharpe TV series); singer, musician or prodr on over 50 albums
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