Blair Dunlop

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Blair Dunlop
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Dunlop in 2013
Born (1992-02-11) 11 February 1992 (age 25)
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England

Blair Dunlop (born February 11, 1992) is an English musician and actor.

Background[edit]

Blair Dunlop is a singer-songwriter and guitarist. He has released one EP and three albums. His first full-length solo album entitled Blight and Blossom was released on Rooksmere Records in 2013.[1] He won the Horizon Award at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.[2] He also received the Special Jury Prize of the Premio Ciampi in the city of Livorno in Italy in November 2014.[3]

His second solo album, House of Jacks, was released in May 2014.[4][5][6]

His Third Album, Gilded, was released on his own record label Gilded Wings Records on 6th May 2016.,[7][8]

Dunlop is the son of folk-rock musician Ashley Hutchings (formerly a member of Fairport Convention) and singer Judy Dunlop.[9] He was educated at Repton School.[10]

As a young actor, Dunlop made his film debut with an American accent in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), directed by Tim Burton. Dunlop played the young Willy Wonka, a child under strict rule by his father. Dunlop was also on Rocket Man, an English television show.[11]

In 2011 Dunlop took over the running of The Albion Band from Hutchings but folded the band in 2013 to focus on his solo career.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blair Dunlop - Blight & Blossom". www.rooksmerestudios.com. Retrieved 2017-01-04. 
  2. ^ Bowdler, Ben (30 January 2013). "And The Winners Are… BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013". Properganda Online. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ventesima edizione, dal 25 Ottobre al 8 Novembre 2014". www.premiociampi.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2017-01-04. 
  4. ^ Gallagher, Alex (10 March 2013). "New Album: Blair Dunlop – House of Jacks". Folk Radio UK. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Denselow, Robin (22 May 2013). "Blair Dunlop: House of Jacks review – impressive range from young songwriter". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Dunlop, Blair (May 2013). "House of Jacks". Blair Dunlop. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.fatea-records.co.uk/magazine/reviews/BlairDunlop/
  8. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/what-to-listen-to/blair-dunlop-no-go-zones-exclusive-acoustic-session/
  9. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/judy-dunlop-mn0000631149/biography
  10. ^ "Repton to Candleford". repton.org.uk. 
  11. ^ Sonic007 (4 December 2005). "Rocket Man (TV Series 2005– )". IMDb. 

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