been working on this for a while and there's been interest from all over
the Lower Mainland so don't delay in getting your tickets as this will
sell out well in advance. Martyn always performs for over 2 hours so
there will not be an early show added.
When: Saturday Oct 15 Doors
8:00 Show 9:00
at 45739 Hocking Ave.
Tickets: Tickets $ 22.50 on
sale now at Bozzini's or call 604 792 0744 to reserve by phone.
A unique talent driven by passion and love for his trade, continues to
write, sing and play from the heart. It’s a road he’s been travelling
for most of his life and, as he often tells his audience, ‘you keep
turning up and so will I.’
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.
Compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave
Matthews, he has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerising
live performer and stands in his own right, built on a reputation for
giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience
of their lives. A unique talent driven by passion, social awareness and
love for his trade, his music manages to empower and speak for the many.
He’s a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive
style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been
called “The Welsh Springsteen”
Martyn was awarded Best Male Artist at the 2004 BBC Welsh Music Awards
and in 2012 his song “There’s Always Maybe” won the best folk song
category in the World Independent Music Awards. In addition to his 5 top
50 UK hits, the importance of his work has been recognised by programmes
such as BBC 2’s prime time series on Singer/Songwriters. Social justice
has an essential presence throughout his music, which has been
recognised with various humanitarian awards and plaudits.
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. A good song makes you feel like you’re
not alone in the world.” There is a versatility to Martyn’s music that
is hard to categorise.
Many have tried, resulting in labels such
as Folk, Rock, Soul, Folk Funk and Americana; all of which somehow miss
the mark. But sometimes music doesn’t need a defining genre and with the
ability to articulate a sense of the bigger picture, Martyn’s music and
social commentary manage to empower and speak for many. His songs are
pictures, and stories, and feelings all put to music and delivered by a
In 2013 Martyn released a CD of Bruce Springsteen songs, to great public
and critical acclaim, with the glowing endorsement of Dave Marsh,
acclaimed American music critic and official Springsteen biographer.
His most recent CD Sanctuary was released in Autumn 2015 to great
critical acclaim. The album was produced by Grammy award winner Ben
Wisch and it musically pools myriad influences and is lyrically
contemplative, honest and big-hearted – attributes that also convey a
sense of both the artist and the individual. It’s impossible not to
share his optimism for the collection.
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, thus bringing
about greater awareness for beautiful people in powerless situations
has won the love of audiences from 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 un-missable solo performer
whose music stays with you long after the show has ended.
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