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.
For his Winter Tour, he’ll be playing songs from his most recent release “1960” but also delving back into what now is a vast back catalogue with favorites and surprises and possibly the odd request!
“1960”, his critically acclaimed 2021 record, contains a repertoire of songs which explore the enigma of the passing days and those ‘incandescent moments’, of ‘a soul that’s taking stock’. The album was made Folk Album of The Month in Mojo and awarded 4 starts by Uncut, and remained in the UK Official Folk charts for much of 2022.
In April 2019 he won a “Wales Folk Award” for “Here Come the Young”, the title track of his 2018 album, of which Uncut magazine said “He’s never sounded more potent than he does here”
In 2018 he was honored 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, 33 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.”
Martyn is also founder, along with his wife Justine, of the “Let Yourself Trust”. LYT works alongside Martyn’s music to help give profile to and fund Grassroots organizations across the globe. They have given away over half a million pounds to 14 different projects in the last 7 years.
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.
Born Too Late https://youtu.be/7BdlqdLjk4M
Felt So Much https://youtu.be/ZrseWzErm_8
Here Come The Young https://youtu.be/OiTrpaPnMYE
Nye – Song for the NHS https://youtu.be/8IBmmXn1QwM
When We Get Through This https://youtu.be/NUfAtlhbpY8
I Searched for You https://youtu.be/tIVA5_k6rfo