Bio

Biography

“This was excellent stuff. They would go down a storm at Cropredy, Fairport Convention’s annual celebration of folk-rock.” York Press

Joshua Burnell has sparked the interest of the folk world with his ambitious Seasons Project which saw him release one of his folk-rock arrangements of a traditional song or tune every week for a year. Fourteen favourites now form Joshua’s next release, Songs From The Seasons, to be released on the 4th May. Fatea Magaizne described Joshua’s music as, “quite definitely a step up from traditional folk, and quite definitely worthy of a mention in any progressive rock hall of fame.”

Amongst recent accolades, the Seasons Project earned Joshua the Highly Commended Best Performing Artist award at the York Culture Awards 2017 and he and his band won the The Great British Folk Festival audience poll for favourite act by an overwhelming majority when they performed this year. They will be returning to play on the main stage on December 1st 2018.

Joshua Burnell’s debut album Into the Green was widely praised on its release in 2016. Acoustic magazine called it “A welcome blast of originality in our serious world, it’s a hugely impressive work and a lot of fun”. Classic Rock commented: “The Incredible String Band would be proud.” And R2 magazine in its Best of the Year, concluded “One way or another, this exciting young artist is certainly going to make himself heard.”

“Into the Green isn’t just a music album. It’s a piece of art right from the cover through to every beautiful track and every poetic lyric.”
– York Calling

“A highly original story, a highly original concept, highly original songs, beautiful artwork, and completely brilliant in every respect.” – Fatea Magazine.

“A fusion of artists offering a unique sound and abundance of talent, resulting in a fantastic folk/rock sound.” – Everything York

“Beautiful.” – R2 Magazine.