MARTYN JOSEPH (PLUS SUPPORT)
Martyn Joseph is a powerful singer and songwriter gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics. With a career spanning 30 years, 32 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances, the versatility of his music touches genres of folk, rock, soul, folk-funk and Americana, yet somehow all these labels cannot define the spirit of his music. But sometimes music doesn’t need a defining genre and Martyn’s music and social commentary empowers and speaks for many. His songs are pictures, and stories, and feelings all put to music and delivered by a master craftsman.
2014 saw him take the spirit of his music onto a more practical footing with the launch of his Let Yourself Trust, a not-for-profit organisation which aims to make a small difference out of great love and commitment by challenging injustice wherever it’s found, educating via advocacy, campaigning for human rights, and raising issues that have been forgotten or ignored via fundraising initiatives, bringing about greater awareness for people in powerless situations.
Autumn 2015 marks the release of Martyn’s brand new studio album, and he’ll be showcasing these new songs, along with other familiar and much loved material when he appears at Huntingdon Hall this November.
He has won the love of audiences from the USA and Canada 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. 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.
Martyn Joseph is a unique talent driven by passion and love for his trade, and he continues to write, sing and play from the heart. Catch him at Huntingdon Hall this November.
Tickets are available from the Box Office on 01905 611427