Martyn Joseph - Caedmon Hall Gateshead
Date - Saturday 26th November 2022
Venue - Caedmon Hall
Address - Central Library Prince Consort Rd Gateshead Tyne and Wear NE8 4LN
Doors - 7.30pm
Concert Starts - 8pm
Ticket price - £18 plus £1.80 booking fee = £19.80
tickets at www.molamolamusic.com
Martyn Joseph is a completely unique and mind blowing artist. Take everything you think you know about singer songwriters….and rip it up.
For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a huge far-reaching sound that is energetic compelling and passionate. Be it to two hundred people or twenty thousand he blows the crowd away night after night. He is gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics and has a career spanning 30 years 32 albums over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances. Compared to Bruce Springsteen John Mayer Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews he has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerizing 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 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.” In addition to his 5 top 50 UK hits the importance of his work has been recognized by programs such as BBC Radio 2’s prime time series on Singer/Songwriters.
Social justice has an essential presence throughout his music which has been recognized 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 categorize. 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 master craftsman.
Tickets for Martyn Joseph Live can be booked here.