‘Songs From The Seasons’ Album Launch
Saturday 28th April, 7.30pm
Support from Joska de Langen
Joshua Burnell & his 6-piece folk-rock band have shaken the world of folk music with their epic fantasy ballads and fiddle tunes bolstered with the swirling distortion of the Hammond organ. Join them for the launch of the brand new album: Songs From The Seasons.
Joshua’s previous album, Into the Green, was met with overwhelmingly positive reviews – ‘A giant of an album that should be on everybody’s summer listening.’ (Liverpool Sound And Vision) – and to follow it up, Joshua set himself his most challenging project yet: to release a folk song every week for a year.
The idea behind the ambitious Seasons Project was for Joshua to arrange, record and release a traditional folk song every week to form four seasonal albums. Annie Haslam, from the symphonic rock band Renaissance, has provided four stunning pieces of artwork (one for each season) and over 25 local musicians have featured on the project. As of the 13th December, the project came to a successful conclusion, after earning the Highly Commended Best Performing Artist award at the York Culture Awards. Shortly following this, a live performance of some of the material gained an overwhelming majority of audience votes at the Great British Folk Festival and Joshua and his band were announced as the winners.
After what has been a momentous year, Joshua Burnell has selected 14 of the strongest tracks from the Seasons project to form his next major release. Book your tickets now to join Joshua Burnell & his band at the launch of Songs From The Seasons.
‘“A welcome blast of originality in our serious world’
Acoustic Magazine, 2016
‘Quite definitely a step up from traditional folk, and quite definitely, in my opinion, worthy of a mention in any progressive rock hall of fame.”’
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