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"Joshua Cross"

Who is Joshua Cross?

Joshua Cross is a recording artist with a passion to help children and young people find purpose in life and help to shape their future and the future of their world.
Joshua has an ability to write deep spiritual songs with topics that address social issues since he has lived through many experiences. Growing up without a mom or dad was really hard for him. However, he chose to learn from it and use it to help someone else.

Joshua Cross plays alternative rock combined with melodic rock vocals, hard hitting lyrics and unusually intricate harmonies. He has several years of music experience, concert and recording, radio and television, achieving reasonable attendance figures and favourable media reviews.

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Losing Time single



Joshua Cross is a Canadian Artist with a heart for today’s youth – Joshua Cross writes deep spiritual songs that address the social issues of our day - having lived through a number of these issues himself, Joshua has a passion for today’s world. Growing up without a mom or dad was a hard road for Joshua, but he chose to learn from it and today he uses his experiences to help others. He founded The Joshua Cross Band to bring that message of hope and healing to the world - Joshua describes his songs as a “healing for the nations”.

Music was always a part of Joshua’s life - at the age of 13 he started his first band called Narrow Express. The band played mostly cover songs but also some originals. After three years the band spilt up and went their separate ways. Joshua felt it was for the best, but with music still stirring his heart he picked up guitar & piano and started working as a solo artist, playing a variety of gigs including playing live on CBC TV. Doors were opening for him and people were starting to hear his message.

At the age of 19, after just getting out from the Newfoundland orphanage that was his home, Joshua moved to Ontario with a band he had put together and started to play around the G.T.A in the hopes of being “discovered”. Things became hard being far from home, and not having much money they sometimes found themselves playing on the streets of Toronto for their next meal. Feeling very much alone and that things were not working out, they all headed back to Newfoundland.

In 1993 the band reconnected, but after a short while Joshua was again on his own, but still committed to his vision, and it was then that Joshua desided to hit the road as a solo artist and began to sing songs about his own personal experience.

Joshua Cross has had shows at a variety of establishments - in Newfoundland, Kigali Rwanda and throughout the GTA, in venues such as CBC TV (St. John’s NL) The Church of Jesus Christ (Kigali Rwanda), Club Rocket (Toronto), The Opera house(Toronto), Peoples Church (Hamilton), East Hamilton Pentecostal Church (Hamilton)Rousseau House Ancaster, Filly and Firkin, TK's Restaurant & Pub both in Aurora, In Barrie Joshua has played British Arms, Bull and Barrel, Doc Malone's, Kenzington, Mullies and Players Cookhouse, In Bolton, Black Bull and Toby Jug,In Brampton Allstars, Birch and Beaver, Friend's, Keltic Rock Pub, Tee Jay's, Old Chicago's, Tracks Brewpub, And in Cambridge Argyle Arms, in Collingwood Molly Bloom's, Skool, and there are many others.

Joshua Cross had the chance to play in Kigali Rwanda in Africa for the orphan children. He describes it as a life-changing experience. In April 21/2007 The Joshua Cross Band opened for Grammy nominated artist Sarah Kelly.

Joshua continues to craft songs with much of the material drawn from his personal experiences in regards to family, humanity and mortality. Together with his wife, Joshua recently launched a charity called Shelter Them - - which was started after seeing in person the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

Joshua Cross is the fulfillment of a vision, an artist with an uncompromising desire to incourage people to live life to the fullest.