“Simply beautiful … full of acoustic grandness” Maverick
Josh Geffin is an indie-folk singer-songwriter 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, Bonny Light Horseman 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: Ragnar Kjartannson, at the Barbican.
Josh has released 5 records: his debut EP Wake, the full-length Josh Geffin, an EP of traditional folk songs Rocks of Bawn; an instrumental guitar album Hum & Glow; and 2020 EP of songs 'Islands'.
New EP ‘Hold On To The Light’, funded and released in association with Help Musicians, is set for release on 1st July 2022. It features vocals by Victoria Hume, drums by Karl Penney, backing vocals by Antony Hurley, violin by Henry Horrell, synth cameo by Barney Keen, and production by Grammy-nominated Sonny Johns. The songs are about searching for meaning, making sense of life in lockdown, and the challenges of loving; ultimately the EP is about hope.
Praise for 'Islands':
“Beautiful EP of compelling folk-indie with real gravitas” 8/10 Americana-UK
"Gorgeous acoustic guitar, strings, lovely harmonies... my favourite of the week" Fresh On The Net