Martyn Joseph is a completely unique and mind
blowing artist. Take everything you think you know about singer songwriters….and
rip it up. For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a huge
far-reaching sound that is energetic, compelling and
Be it to two hundred people or twenty thousand, he blows the crowd away night
April 2019 saw him win a “Wales Folk Award” for “Here Come The Young”, the title track of his most recent album, of which Uncut magazine said “He’s never sounded more potent than he does here”
In 2018 he was honoured with a ”Spirit of Folk” Award by Folk Alliance International in Kansas USA and he also received Fatea magazine’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” here in the UK.
He is gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics and has a career spanning 30 years, 32 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances.
Compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews, he has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerizing live performer and stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives.
A unique talent driven by passion, social awareness and love for his trade, he's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called “The Welsh Springsteen”
Concerned with making music that is relevant and vital to his audience, he engages with challenging narratives tackling the complexity of the human condition, underpinned with a promise of hope. In his own words “Really what I do is to try and write songs that might step up and make some sense of a moment in time. A good song makes you feel like you’re not alone in the world.”
He is hailed as a raconteur weaving tales on topical concerns, as well as stories on the fragility of love, with a magical ability to reach out to his listeners through his passion and humour. Stunning reviews single him out as an unmissable solo performer whose music stays with you long after the show has ended.
Here Come The Young https://youtu.be/OiTrpaPnMYE
Nye - Song for the NHS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IBmmXn1QwM
When We Get Through This https://youtu.be/NUfAtlhbpY8
I search for you….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIVA5_k6rfo
“Stunning, heartfelt music”
Bob Harris BBC Radio 2,
“He’s never sounded more potent than he does here”
"Intelligent and enlightened songs are both energising and provocative…from subtle tenderness to growly indignation. A Welsh national treasure” MOJO
“One of acoustic music’s most original voices, and most forward looking of his generation of singer/songwriters”
A warm meal would be appreciated (no cheese please) or Soup with bread and salad. Also chicken, ham or egg (no cheese). Fruit, especially grapes and bananas, Fruit juice, black tea and still water for stage. (no plastic please)
as above. But also likes plain ham or cheese sandwiches (no “goo”...mayo, ketchup etc) and some sweet food such as biscuits and ginger beer/root beer or coke zero.
Justine has severe food allergies so will supply her own food.
For Martyn Joseph shows:
We will use 2 Bose L1 Stick systems as the main PA and sound source.
This set up works beautifully for what Martyn does in small or large venues.
The Bose will throw out a lot of high quality sound at a wide angle but occasionally we need to reinforce it if needed by taking a stereo feed out of the back of the Bose and putting it through your front of house desk. This helps to reach balcony and elevated parts of the room.
In addition to our stage plot, occasionally Martyn may bring an electric piano which will be situated stage left. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our tech Mark Dyde on 07973 261342