“It must be said that the voice of Josh Johnstone, both sweet and slightly husky, provides an incredibly real feel. Our man has really carved a voice to appeal to a wide audience from all walks of music.”
– Musicwaves Magazine (France)
“Powerful. 4 Stars”
– The Music (Australia)
After being based in Melbourne and touring throughout the east coast of Australia, The USA, UK, Europe and Asia in his various bands for several years, Josh moved back to his home town of Fremantle in 2012.
Taking cues from the sounds of Boy & Bear, The Temper Trap, Matt Corby and Bob Evans, and marrying them with the pop sensibilities of acts like Foster The People and Empire Of The Sun, Josh’s experience writing for a range of stylistically different projects – as well as co-writing with Joel Quartermain (Eskimo Joe), Davey Lane (You Am I), Steve Parkin (Basement Birds), and Jen Chloer – has given him the perfect education to meld rock and pop together in sublimely diverse and catchy ways.
Of course the live arena is where Josh shines, with his various acts impressing punters when on the bill for the Big Day Out, Australia Survival Day Concert, Rock the Bay Festival (VIC) and St Kilda Festival (VIC), as well as supporting the likes of Gotye, The Waifs, John Butler Trio, Sleepy Jackson, Little Red, Children Collide, Eskimo Joe, Shihad, Gyroscope and more. International highlights include playing Positivus Festival (Latvia), Summer Sound (Latvia), IPO (LA, USA), Zagare Cherry Festival (Lithuania), Ollesummer (Estonia), OrowHaus Festival (Berlin, Germany) and Karju Rock Festival (Finland), as well as unforgettable shows at iconic Los Angeles venues ‘The Viper Room’ and ‘House Of Blues’