Martyn Joseph

Friday 30 th November at 7.30 pm


An award-winning, guitar player with a powerful show-stopping voice, Martyn Joseph has been called “The Welsh Springsteen” – but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation as a mesmerising live performer. Gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics, social justice is ever-present throughout his music, which has been recognised with numerous humanitarian awards and plaudits.

BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris observed that “Martyn is one of our most intelligent writers. He gets better and better like the finest of wines.”

He has toured in the USA,  Canada and Europe 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.

2016 was one of Martyn’s busiest, playing over 170 shows worldwide, he was also asked by the EFDSS and British Parliament to write and perform as part of“Sweet Liberties” with Nancy Kerr, Sam Carter and Maz O’Connor to mark 800 years of British democracy, One of his songs from this, “Nye” celebrating Nye Bevan, the author of the NHS, has been enthusiastically received by audiences everywhere, as well as having BBC national airplay on Mark Radcliffe’s Folk Show and Tom Robinson’s 6 Music show.

 “One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain today…tough and passionate”  (Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music)

"One of acoustic music’s most original voices, and most forward looking of his generation of singer/songwriters”   (Q Magazine) 

"Songs of social commentary as much as love, with a rootsy sensibility”   (Time Out)  

Visit Martyn’s website at MartynJoseph.net for more information.