“Such a beautiful track...definitely an artist to watch” BBC Radio London
Josh Geffin is a singer-songwriter, producer and guitar teacher from London, UK. His inventive fingerstyle guitar playing melds the pastoral beauty of folk perennials Nick Drake, John Martyn and Bert Jansch with the songwriting sensibilities of American contemporaries Leif Vollebeck and Bon Iver.
Born in London and raised in rural Dorset Josh picked up a guitar aged 13 and soon began writing songs, recording them on his father’s dusty 4-track cassette machine. He went on to study composition at the experimental Dartington College of Arts in Devon. His debut EP Wake led to a support tour with acclaimed Icelandic band Amiina after which he teamed up with Grammy-nominated producer Sonny Johns to make his first full length album. Josh has worked with folk innovators The Nest Collective, played on the Marc Riley show on BBC 6 Music (with Victoria Hume), and performed as part of the major art exhibition at the Barbican.
Josh's latest EP ‘Hold On To The Light’, funded and released in association with Help Musicians, was released in July 2022 on Pear O'Legs Records. Written during lockdown, the songs explore themes of displacement, community and hope. The EP has gained BBC Airplay, 25k streams on Spotify to date and received the following praise:
"Loved spinning this on the show - what a stunner!” Charlie Ashcroft, Amazing Radio
“Filled with delicate nuances” Folk Radio UK
“I’m really loving the feels of that, it’s kind of gentle but chugging at the same time” Jess Iszatt, BBC Introducing