Josh Holmes

Josh Holmes

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Original rock music blending pop, classic rock, and current rock.

Biography

The Musician
Indiana native and Chicago area favorite, Josh Holmes, melds guitar-driven rock and roll with insightful lyrics and no-holds-barred live performances. The dynamic performances vary in format from Josh playing solo, to the high energy and sound of his full band shows. The band has been described as "impressively cohesive and a group beyond their years." Reviews like these, combined with an ever-growing fan base, it is no wonder that this project has left such a huge impression on his fans.

Singer/songwriter Holmes was raised on Motown and classic rock and roll. His musical style manages to reflect his varied influences including artists such as; Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, Smokey Robinson, and the Temptations, while maintaining a modern sound. Part rock and roll troubadour and part guitar prodigy, the self-taught Holmes puts on energetic, eclectic, and extremely entertaining live performances. A typical show includes solid musicianship interspersed with humor, rock and roll history lessons, improvisations, and audience participation. Whether you catch Josh Holmes solo or with his band, you are guaranteed an exciting musical experience. It is these live performances that have made Josh Holmes a favorite throughout the Midwest.

The Music
Josh Holmes started touring and recording original music in 1998 releasing four CDs under his group name, The Josh Holmes Band, leading to thousands of CD sales.

November 2003 marked a change in the direction of Holmes when he released his first solo album under his own name, Josh Holmes, entitled, A Table 4 One. The launch was coordinated with a national radio market release, where it has been extremely well received with numerous songs added to radio’s current rotation. A Table 4 One has created a buzz among the commercial radio market and has been picked up at popular Chicago, Indianapolis, New York, Tampa, Hawaii, San Diego and Atlanta commercial stations. This radio exposure, combined with the success of Josh’s CD at popular internet music sites has recently attracted Sony Pictures/ABC network to incorporate Josh’s song “Greener On the Other Side” into the season finale of their popular series, “Beautiful People.” While his current CD continues to make its way around the national market, his fans can be sure that Josh will be working on more original music for the future.

The Future
With the recent 2006 release of his CD entitled, 2nd Generation Loss, Josh is already drawing the attention of many industry executives, who, like his numerous fans, have been astounded by the range and depth of his musical compositions on this CD. What makes Josh stand out beyond just his appealing vocals and well mastered sound, is the drive and dedication he puts into every aspect of his musical career. Whether it is Josh by himself or accompanied by other musicians, Josh Holmes can be found touring the Midwest at an average rate of three to four shows per week. Recently Josh has secured national distribution through OarFin Distribution. Josh tours regularly to continue the solid growth of his fan base. He coincides his touring with targeted appearances at showcase dates and a series of promotional events, including the Chicago Apple Store located on Chicago’s trendy Michigan Avenue. This musician, with his natural talent and drive, is moving with great force and speed beyond the bounds of the Midwest. Do not fail to take note of this talent, for at the rate Josh Holmes' career is growing, this will not be the last time you will hear of his name.

Lyrics

On The Inside

Written By: Josh Holmes

Fall into a place not so long ago
To where I found her waiting there for me
In a place I went to hide
To run away from all my choices
Not knowing I would find
A vision only in my dreams
But still we both have lives of our own
So I guess maybe we should leave this alone

So I keep it on the inside of me
And you keep it on the inside of you
But I know there was more you could see
Cause I know there was more I could too
So I keep it on the inside of me
And you keep it on the inside of you
And maybe down the road we will see
Another picture of me beside you

Lost so deep within her every move
To where tomorrow seemed a world away
Though leading different lives
I have been living for this moment
To look into her eyes
Told her all I had to say
But still we both have lives of our own
So I guess maybe we should leave this alone
So I keep it on the inside of me
And you keep it on the inside of you
But I know there was more you could see
Cause I know there was more I could too
So I keep it on the inside of me
And you keep it on the inside of you
And maybe down the road we will see
Another picture of me beside you

Now the time has come for you to go
And now it’s time for me to walk away
Back into the lives we know
But I just can’t leave this alone

So I keep it on the inside of me
And you keep it on the inside of you
But I know there was more you could see
Cause I know there was more I could too
So I keep it on the inside of me
And you keep it on the inside of you
And maybe down the road we will see
Another picture of me beside you

For Granted

Written By: Josh Holmes

For Granted

Things used to be so good
Now I feel like some old car
I'm still running
But you only drive it when you need it
Like anything alive
Could more than have the strength
Of a hundred men
But is going to die if you don't feed it

You ain't seein' me, seenin' you, seein' him
Am I nothing more to you than just another friend
I'm more than curious
I often wonder if and when
You're gonna find a way to start lovin' me again

I've been your furniture
I've been scratched a thousand times
You put your feet on top
Otherwise you don't see it
Like a corner store
Or some drive up ATM
Am I nothing more in your eyes than just convenient

You ain't seein' me, seenin' you, seein' him
Am I nothing more to you than just another friend
I'm more than curious
I often wonder if and when
You're gonna find a way to start lovin' me again

Oh late the other night
I got caught up in this dream
I was there
You were there loving me
All the birds around me began to sing
But it was only in my dream

You ain't seein' me, seenin' you, seein' him
Am I nothing more to you than just another friend
I'm more than curious
I often wonder if and when
You're gonna find a way to start lovin' me again

Discography

Latest Release: "Stripped Down Volume 1 & 2" (2008)

Other Release: "2nd Generation Loss" 2006 (original Top 40, Upbeat dance, melody/lyrically oriented).

“A Table 4 One” (2004)

As of June 2004, Josh is currently receiving airplay from over 400 stations (confirmed) nationwide. He is currently doing radio spots and/or shows in the following states: Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Texas, and Iowa. This includes several commercial stations (100,000 watts plus) in markets such as Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Tampa, New York City, Hawaii, and San Diego.

Josh's song "Greener on the Other Side" from his recent CD "A Table 4 One" was picked up by ABC network and played in its entirety during the season finale (Episode #108) of their series "Beautiful People."

Set List

Josh is very versatile and plays a wide range of set lists and arrangement formats. His set lists vary in length and format. Josh is capable of playing all original sets from his 50+ original song library.

Performance details: solo acoustic or full band.