“This was excellent stuff. They would go down a storm at Cropredy, Fairport Convention’s annual celebration of folk-rock.” York Press
Joshua Burnell has sparked the interest of the folk world with his ambitious Seasons Project which saw him release one of his folk-rock arrangements of a traditional song or tune every week for a year. Fourteen favourites now form Joshua’s next release, Songs From The Seasons, to be released on the 4thMay. Fatea Magaizne described Joshua’s music as, “quite definitely a step up from traditional folk, and quite definitely worthy of a mention in any progressive rock hall of fame.”
Amongst recent accolades, the Seasons Project earned Joshua the Highly Commended Best Performing Artist award at the York Culture Awards 2017and he and his band won the The Great British Folk Festival audience poll for favourite act by an overwhelming majority when they performed this year. They will be returning to play on the main stage on December 1st 2018.
Joshua Burnell’s debut album Into the Green was widely praised on its release in 2016. Acoustic magazine called it “A welcome blast of originality in our serious world, it’s a hugely impressive work and a lot of fun”. Classic Rock commented: “The Incredible String Band would be proud.” And R2 magazine in its Best of the Year, concluded “One way or another, this exciting young artist is certainly going to make himself heard.”
“Into the Green isn’t just a music album. It’s a piece of art right from the cover through to every beautiful track and every poetic lyric.”
– York Calling
“A highly original story, a highly original concept, highly original songs, beautiful artwork, and completely brilliant in every respect.” – Fatea Magazine.
“A fusion of artists offering a unique sound and abundance of talent, resulting in a fantastic folk/rock sound.” – Everything York
“Beautiful.” – R2 Magazine
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01 - The Enchanted Wood
01 - The Enchanted WoodAn album of original piano music composed and performed by Joshua Burnell.
02 - Spira, Spera
02 - Spira, SperaAn album of original piano music composed and performed by Joshua Burnell.
03 - Skylark And The Oak
03 - Skylark And The OakAn album of original piano music composed and performed by Joshua Burnell.
04 - Cold, Haily Windy Night
04 - Cold, Haily Windy NightAn album of original piano music composed and performed by Joshua Burnell.
05 - Powehi
05 - PowehiAn album of original piano music composed and performed by Joshua Burnell.
06 - Dance Of The Pixies
06 - Dance Of The PixiesAn album of original piano music composed and performed by Joshua Burnell.
08 - Erlking
08 - ErlkingAn album of original piano music composed and performed by Joshua Burnell.
09 - High Germany
09 - High GermanyAn album of original piano music composed and performed by Joshua Burnell.
12 - Roads Go Ever On
12 - Roads Go Ever OnAn album of original piano music composed and performed by Joshua Burnell.
13 - Curtain Call
13 - Curtain CallAn album of original piano music composed and performed by Joshua Burnell.
Skylark & The Oak (feat. Frances Sladen) [Radio Edit]
Skylark & The Oak (feat. Frances Sladen) [Radio Edit]Josh was adamant this WASN'T a love song when he first played it to Frances in Uni halls of residence. The pair got married last August. We'll leave it to you to decide if it's a love song or not... Music video: https://youtu.be/MYHBJHy9DF8 Track title: Skylark & The Oak Artist: Joshua Burnell (feat. Frances Sladen) Label: (unsigned) Release Date: 31st May 2019 Publisher: Wipeout Music “Joshua Burnell is fast becoming one of the rising young voices on the British folk scene” - Morning Star (2019) “Lots of musical echoes and just-out-of-sight distant memories that make it sound at once new and comfortably old” - Folk Radio (2019) Skylark & The Oak is a return to Joshua’s original songwriting and is influenced by storytelling and folklore. The story deals with the distinction between romantic love and the love found in friendship. Joshua is joined on vocals by singer Frances Sladen, who also appears in the line-up for the live act. The duo have been singing the song since they first sang together and it has become a staple in the live setlist. Joshua Burnell sparked the interest of the folk world with his ambitious Seasons Project which saw him release one of his arrangements of a traditional song or tune every week for a year. Fourteen favourites formed Joshua’s release, Songs From The Seasons, released on the 4th May 2018. RnR Magazine gave the album a solid 5/5 rating and commented, “this isn’t about academic research, it’s about playing the music, which is what Joshua does exceptionally well." On 15th February 2019, Joshua followed up Songs From The Seasons with another folk-rock offering – The Road To Horn Fair. The album has been played numerous times on both The Folk Show on BBC Radio 2, and on the Tom Robinson Show on BBC Radio 6, in addition to widespread regional radio play and positive reviews (5/5 RnR; 5/5 Northern Sky Mag; 4/5 Songlines; “Inventive fourth album by hotly tipped young British folk rocker” - Prog Magazine). Skylark & The Oak is a return to Joshua’s original songwriting and is influenced by storytelling and folklore. Joshua is joined on vocals by singer Frances Sladen, who also appears in the line-up for the live act. The duo have been singing the song since they first sang together and it is a favourite amongst fans. The song is accompanied by a music video shot by Pinecone Productions. Joshua is mid-way through his first UK headline tour, which includes dates in Cardiff, Cheltenham, Hull, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Bath, Beverley (sold out), and London. The York show on 22nd May sold out two months in advance. Additional 2019 dates include Ely Folk Festival, Stainsby Folk Festival, Exile Music Festival, Forgotten Lands Festival, Musicport Festival, The Acoustic Festival of Great Britain and a follow up tour in the Autumn. Personnel: Vocals and instruments: Joshua Burnell Vocals: Frances Sladen Engineer: Edward Simpson Photography: Elly Lucas Music video: Pinecone Productions
Two MagiciansA re-write of a traditional Scottish ballad to give that lusty smith a taste of his own medicine.
Joshua Burnell - Sing For The Island
Joshua Burnell - Sing For The IslandAvailable on CD and Vinyl from: http://www.joshuaburnell.co.uk/product-category/shop/ ...and on Spotify and iTunes. Featuring: Nathan Greaves Electric bass on tracks 8 - 14. Electric guitar on track 13. Ben Burnell 12-string guitar on track 7. Smuggler and regular backing vocals on tracks 2 & 7. Mandolin and Bouzouki on track 6. Angela Gordon Flute on tracks 7, 8, 9, 11 & 14. Irish Whistles on tracks 12 & 13. Low Whistle on track 14. Matthew Mefford Double bass on tracks 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6. Antonio Curiale Fiddle and Viola D’Amore. Frances Sladen Vocals on track 1. Liam ‘Yom’ Hardy Cajon on track 4. Dan Webster Smuggler backing vocals on track 2. Electric guitar feedback on track 7. Paul Young Melodeon on track 1. Smuggler backing vocals on track 2. Rachel Brown Cellos. Joshua Burnell Vocals, Acoustic guitars, 12-string guitar, electric guitar, Yamaha Grand Piano, Drums, Hammond T202 Organ, Glockenspiel, Autoharp, Tibetan Singing Bowl, horrible cymbal noises on track 10, body percussion on track 13 & Smuggler backing vocals on track 2. All music and lyrics* written by Joshua Burnell. Produced by Dan Webster and Joshua Burnell. Drums and Electric bass session co-produced by Nathan Greaves. Mixed by Dan Webster. Mastered by Jon Astley. Artwork and Into the Green Logo by Ted Nasmith. *Thanks to Fe for ‘the saving line of hook and twine’. Recorded at Paper Plane Studios by Dan Webster, except: drums and electric bass recorded at Middlesbrough College by Nathan Greaves; Hammond Organ recorded at Number 8 Evelyn Crescent; Grand Piano recorded at The Glover Residence. Published by Misted Valley Records 2016. MVR15a No gremlins were harmed during the making of this album.