Joshua C Edwards
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To date, two tracks played on BBC Radio 6 (Natashas weekend breakfast) Track 1 - Bucharest, Track 2 - All the things Ive done.

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Born in south London in the mid 1980s to a preaching father and a care working mother, the church had a major influence on Joshua C. Edwards in his early years. He was brought up listening to and singing spiritual songs and quickly learned music was more than just a form of entertainment, it was a means to portray an emotion or message weather it be political, religious, social or just born out of love. At the age of 15, Joshua C. Edwards picked up a guitar for the first time and made a conscious decision to dedicate his life to making music.

His contemporary folk guitar style coupled with his deeply personal lyrics and unorthodox songwriting technique combine to make beautiful, fragile and often melancholy listening experience.

He first played with a band called 'Soulscream' which he started with his brother and two friends from school. What they lacked in talent they made up for in enthusiasm but fate conspired against them and they split up. (due to one member going off to uni) John (Joshua's brother) left him stranded with no other band members when he got an offer to play with a band called 'The Council'. So he decided to take a couple of years on the back burner and perfect his approach to making music. (Completing a BTEC National Diploma in Music Technology) However, it soon became apparent Joshua's was a talent that could never be perfected so hejust decided to wing it on his own until he found some suitable mugs/musicians who would be in a band with him. Joshua entered the Testing 123 singer/songwriter contest in Croydon, South London and won! He went on to compete against the Urban artist and Band winners to emerge as overall winner much to his suprise (and delight) That was in February 2006. Following this success, he has supported Nuru Kane at the Spitz, London
& Komedia, Brighton, and has supported The Council at various venues across the UK. Joshua performed at the Croydon Festival in July 2006 and has been busy writing and performing locally both solo and with his band which he has now founded 'The Mogadishu Syndrome'. (see www.myspace.com/themogadishusyndrome)

Jsohua says 'I am influenced by everything i listen to even though i may not like it! Here's a few artists and bands i do listen to, there are many more but these are the ones who have had a big impact on my life at some time or another. Jeff Buckley (favourate artist), Bob Dylan (greatest songwriter ever), Tom Waits (closing time is a deep album), Nick Drake, Jimi Hendrix, Ben Harper, Ryan Adams, Bob Marley, Elliott Smith, Joanna Newsom, Tori Amos. Alice In Chains (my favourate band), Pearl Jam (10 is one of my top 3 albums), Temple Of The Dog, Mad Season, Slint, Low, Radiohead, Tinawaren.'