Josh Geffin is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Dorset who has been performing on London’s folk scene since the mid-2000s.
Raised in southern England, he started writing songs aged 13, recording them on a dusty 4-track cassette machine. He took an “apprenticeship” with local band Roads, co-writing, recording, and performing at local pubs and festivals throughout his late teens. Geffin received his bachelor degree in music from Dartington College in Devon, where he experimented with avant-garde composition. His debut EP was released in 2006 and led to a support tour with acclaimed Icelandic band amiina. After an internship at Livingston Studios in London he recorded songs that would become his pared back self-titled album @geffin, co-produced by Sonny Johns.
He has since collaborated with brother Danny as Geffin Brothers and released two EPs of loop-based electric guitar music under the moniker Weather Service. In 2016, he played the role of a Troubadour in the major exhibition Ragnar Kjartansson at the Barbican. Rocks of Bawn, released in 2016, is an EP of traditional folk songs influenced by his work with The Song Collectors Collective, and featuring Andy Hamill on bass, Quinta on viola, Nathaniel Keen on electric guitar, Victoria Hume on vocals, and Chance Kellner on fiddle, and mixed by Les Mommsen.
Hum & Glow, Geffin’s latest release, is an album of cinematic country-folk instrumentals recorded in his home studio.