Stowmarket IP14 1ET
Take everything you think you know about singer songwriters….and rip it up. For one man and a guitar, multi-award winner Martyn Joseph creates a performance with a huge far-reaching sound that is energetic, compelling and passionate.
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 and thousands of live performances.
Often compared to Bruce Springsteen and Dave Matthews, he has created his own reputation as a mesmerizing live performer in his own right. 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.
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.”
His song “Nye” celebrating Nye Bevan, the author of the NHS, has been enthusiastically received by audiences and critics everywhere, including Mark Radcliffe’s Folk Show and Tom Robinson’s 6 Music show. Uncut magazine described his latest album “Here Come The Young” as “anthems of hope that bigotry and hatred will not prevail”.
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, heartfelt music” (Bob Harris BBC Radio 2)
“Intelligent and enlightened songs are both energising and provocative” (MOJO)
“One of acoustic music’s most original voices, and most forward looking of his generation of singer/songwriters” (Q Magazine)
“One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain today” Tom Robinson BBC 6 music
Doors open 7.00pm.
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