Josh Bray
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Josh Bray

London, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

London, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
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Whisky & Wool EP
Peak at no.4 on itunes singer songwriter chart.

Live Sessions:

Dermot O'Leary Show BBC 2
Geoff Lloyd Hometime Show Absolute Radio
Robert Elms BBC London
Jo Good BBC London
Selector Sessions for the British Council

Spot Plays:
BBC Scotland
BFBS
and other regional shows spot plays..

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Devon-born Josh Bray is emerging onto the folk-blues scene with his debut album ‘Whisky and Wool’, released March 7th, 2011 on NewTide Records.
‘Whisky and Wool’ draws plenty of inspiration from Josh’s childhood. Although born in Devon, he grew up in Dorset, where he spent his time listening not to acoustic singer-songwriters, as you might imagine, but the likes of Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin and Alice in Chains. It wasn’t until Bray happened to switch on the TV a few years later, when he moved to Bristol to live with his brother, and heard the late Nick Drake performing ‘Riverman’, that suddenly it all made sense to him. Josh started down a path which encouraged him to investigate further, and he soon became immersed in 1970s blues/rock, taking in The Allman Brothers, Derek and the Dominoes, Skynyrd, The Band and CCR as well as the homegrown talents of John Martyn, Fairport Convention etc. Those are the sounds and inspiration that echo so clearly throughout ‘Whisky and Wool’.

Josh picked up an old Spanish guitar which belonged to his late father and which he still plays with, and began to teach himself . The detuned style he inherited from the British folk scene is still a significant part of his style, which paired with the blues soul of his lead guitarist makes for a delicious blend of British and American greatness.

The band have been featured on many high profile slots this new year and look to expand on their early success by doing what they do best on stage.