Friday, 15 November 2013

Martyn Joseph (music)

It's hard to pin down the music of singer-songwriter Martyn Joseph. Americana is the label I've used for this post but that's because it encompasses such a wide range of music!

With a career spanning 30 years, 31 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances, Martyn Joseph is a powerful singer and songwriter gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics. A unique talent driven by passion, social awareness and love for his trade, his music manages to empower and speak for the many. He has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerising live performer, drawing comparisons to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews but always with an indefinable 'something' that makes his music his own. He has won the love of audiences from USA to Europe through an impressive number of live dates, and has previously toured with the likes of Art Garfunkel, Jools Holland, Ani DiFranco, Suzanne Vega, Mike and The Mechanics, Joan Armatrading, Celine Dion and Shirley Bassey.

Opening the show will be fellow Welsh folk musicians and friends of Martyn: Steve Balsamo and Rosalie Deighton.

Under Ground Theatre, Wed 27th Nov, 20.00.
Tickets £15, available online or by calling 01524 414043. This gig is an outside hiring of the Under Ground so tickets are not available in advance from the theatre itself. There probably won't be many (if any!) left on the door either.