Based out of the little Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Dutch singer-songwriter Josh Island combines intimate singer-songwriter melodies with story-driven folk, a touch of jazz and warm soul-blues.
Starting out his career in the local music scene at the age of 16, he quickly gained recognition for his vocal presence, organic folk-picking, and entertaining showmanship. This exciting blend has led him to support shows for an array of international acts, including Mighty Oaks, Charlie Cunningham, and Alex Vargas, and has shared festivals together with headliners such as The Lumineers and Jake Bugg. Award-winning musician John Butler quoted that Josh has “a great voice and plays guitar impressively well.”
Now 21, Josh Island has performed over 150 shows throughout Europe, including showcases at Sonic Visions and Liverpool Sound City. His latest single "Human Flow" showcases his mature personality and musical drive, with the second EP coming in January 2020.
"Josh relied on nothing but his vocals and guitars to play an incredible opening set with a mixture of musical styles and plenty of audience participation" - Luxembourg Times
"Zijn sympathieke persoonlijkheid in combinatie met het technisch perfect gitaarspel en warme stem, doet het publiek hun adem inhouden. Josh zou zo maar kunnen passen in de trend en het succes van singer-songwriters." - 3Voor12