After finishing his bachelors in composition at Birmingham Conservatoire, Josh found work as a music teacher, eventually finding his way into prison, to conduct weekly choir rehearsals with the inmates.
This taught him a valuable lesson about the power of community music and singing a liberating act, a lesson which he carries with him today. However, dissatisfied with the progress of his songwriting career, he made the move over to Copenhagen to focus in on his songwriting and performance craft. Wanting to integrate community music into his personal work, he began to work with his audience, unbeknownst to them, to create spontaneous moments of singing, playing and sometimes dancing. Working with a philosophy of invitation not obligation, Josh transforms his audience into an impromptu band, creating unique moments of community music making. Josh released his first solo album And Everyone in summer 2019 to passionate review, and is now anticipating his second album It’s So Hard To Make Friends, all about his move abroad in 2018, recorded and produced by Sam Grant in Newcastle (producer: Richard Dawson, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs). Josh continues his community music work in Copenhagen with the Population Choir, an amateur choir sining familiar pop songs in 4 part harmony. The power of voices singing together is not lost on Josh, and he regularly includes the choir is his recordings and performances.