“One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain today…tough and passionate”
Tom Robinson BBC 6 music
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 passionate. Be it to two hundred people or twenty thousand, he blows the crowd away night after night.
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 mesmerising 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”.
“Stunning, heartfelt music” Bob Harris BBC Radio 2,
“Genuine emotional clout…and must count as one of his best” MOJO “1960” 4*
“I couldn’t help but be reminded of Springsteen’s Nebraska” Irish Music Magazine (1960 review)
“Full of treasured memories and universal themes of joy and sadness” Uncut “1960” 8/10 review
“He’s never sounded more potent than he does here”Uncut
“Intelligent and enlightened songs are both energizing 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”