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 geopolitical 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, his interactive shows remain printed in memory forever.
Since starting out playing local bars in Luxembourg in 2015, he has opened for James Morrison and Passenger, toured the Benelux and Germany and released two EPs.
For his latest EP, 'Love Don't Come Easy', Josh travelled to Portugal to work with producer Nelson Canoa (Sara Tavares, Carminho, Rita Guerra), with contributions by members of The Black Mamba (Eurovision 2021) and renowned arranger Luis Figueiredo. The singles 'Fire In You' and 'Love Don't Come Easy' achieved national airplay in Germany and Luxembourg. Out of this collaboration flourished true international friendships - and Josh and Nelson continue to work together today.
His latest singles 'Make It' and 'Pennies From Heaven' are the first two teasers from his debut album, coming September 2023.