Originally from a small seaside town in Suffolk; Jim Smith – performing under the slightly more Google friendly moniker “Floorboy” – has been crafting his unique brand of homemade indie-folk in the pubs and bars of the fine city of Norwich for the past few years.
Known for his deep, brooding vocals, unusual lyrics and finger-style guitar; Floorboy writes introspective songs that deal with the emotions, addictions and insecurities of a small town boy who is reluctantly becoming a man. Drawing influence from his own life experience, literature and a wealth of musicians, Floorboy creates music for the light headed and the heavy hearted.
2012 saw theRecording of “Yellow Roses” EP with the first release “River’s End” being featured on BBC6 Music, Future Radio and LT4Records summer mix tape. The title track “Yellow Roses” also aired on BBC6 Music and proved popular with Tom Robinson’s “Fresh on the Net”.
The following tour included dates in Cambridge and London, and the Soap Box stage at FolkEast. He was lucky enough to support the likes of Joan Shelley, Big Tent and the Gypsy Lantern, RM Hubbert and Jess Morgan.
Floorboy is working on new material after the birth of his daughter Vivienne.