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STEPHEN JAMES SMITH (support)
Stephen James Smith is a Dublin poet and playwright central to the rise of the Irish spoken word scene. His poetry videos have amassed over 1 million views online, including ‘My Ireland’, a short poetry film commissioned by St. Patrick’s Festival. Stephen has performed extensively at top venues and events across the world.
Joshua Burnside was born in Ireland, but cites the music of Colombia, Eastern Europe and North America as the greatest influences on his unique sound. Deftly blending folk textures and melodies with elements of electronica, he has made it difficult for pundits to put him in a box. Stumbling beats, found sounds, vocoders, Columbian rhythms, loops, and sublime songwriting are just some the flavours to expect.
This year has seen Josh lauded by media and radio, with his debut album Ephrata receiving high praise from critics and listeners. Make sure to come along and see this musician at the beginning of what promises to be a hugely exiting career.
“Rumbling, brooding, powerful, magnetic” The Irish Times
“There’s an indefinable quality and charm to Joshua Burnside’s debut” The Sunday Times
“It makes you glad to have a pair of working ears” Phil Taggart, BBC Radio 1
“an endless adventure…a record that won’t tire, such is the depth and scope of what you hear” Daily Mirror