Josh Island is a true European. Born in the British roundabout town of Milton Keynes to a Dutch family, he moved to Germany and Luxembourg before eventually settling in the Netherlands. This natural curiosity for cultures and people is reflected in his music, which has the ability to go beyond any man made border.
As a vocal powerhouse, soulful songwriter and engaging live performer, Josh Island has been steadily growing a loyal fan base across Western Europe. He draws inspirations from Sting, Dave Matthews Band or John Mayer, a dynamic blend of singer-songwriter pop with influences of soul and folk. But at its core lies Josh's unique ability to connect with the crowd - no matter how small or large the venue, he breaks down the invisible barrier between audience and artist.
He has opened for international acts like James Morrison, Passenger and Mighty Oaks, and released two EPs. His debut album, produced by Portugal-based producer Nelson Canoa, is coming 15 September 2023. The first three singles, 'Make It', 'Pennies From Heaven' and 'Rewind', are a teaser of his upcoming introspective release.