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28 year old singer and songwriter from Cape Town, South Africa.
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“Pulling off a combo of folk, blues, rock and pop in one gig is tough enough - Joshua Grierson does it single-handedly. The Capetonian singer/songwriter plays solo and is blowing audiences away with his emotionally-charged and mesmerising performances…” - The Big Issue (SA)
“Joshua Grierson is our answer to Bruce Springsteen! He is a dynamic and soulful performer and one of the most underrated country/blues songwriters in South Africa. Keep an eye on this talent!” - Inge Beckman; Lead singer of Lark, singer/songwriter and actress
“Joshua is the most electrifying live performer in Cape Town, possibly South Africa. Do your self a favor and get into this guys music!” - Matthew Gair; Singer-Songwriter & Composer
“Passion, humour, possession, artistry, (mad) dance, rhythm, holding a crowd in his hand, incredible guitarist, pipes like a cathedral organ. That’s Joshua Grierson and more.” - Matthew Roux; Singer-Songwriter
“South African born singer songwriter possesses more heart and depth than most sharing his craft. Grierson’s music is pure, honest, catchy and more real than people can handle sometimes. If you’re ready to face your demons and open your hearts, then this is the guy to pay attention to.” – Mike Borgia; Professional musician and music media consultant
“I was standing in a packed night club in Cape Town – literally mesmerized – by this odd character on the stage, all by himself. His legs were all over the place like an epileptic Elvis impersonator and he was attacking his guitar with such venom that I thought all the strings were going to burst off! But it was his voice that got me. It had soul and depth, and it kept me rooted to the spot, wondering what he was going to do next. Whether you know it or not, and whether you believe it or not, Grierson is a rare and genuine talent.” - Jon Savage; 5FM DJ & Professional musician
“Joshua Grierson’s one-man folk/blues/alt-country/rock incarnation is quickly emerging as the performance to match this year. He takes a modest array of acoustified influences (think Dylan, Springsteen, Ryan Adams…), adds a truckload of emotion, and then silently ferrets whole audiences away before they realise where they’ve got to. Hypnosis… maybe that’s what it is. You realise all too late that your requisite pause to critically assess whether this is any good has been bypassed completely, and you find yourself gaping, wide-eyed and transported, and as unreflective as a child. Sincerity does no justice to Joshua Grierson. Calling his music ‘sincere’ is like calling Stephen Hawking clever or the Hulk angry: it’s such an understatement that it pretty much misses the point completely. Grierson careens toward the mic, body hunched and quivering, entirely lost in song, and delivers a direct and immediate vision to every soul in the room, and instantly we know it’s come from the core of his being, raw and living. And with the most beautiful shock I realise that this is how it’s supposed to be. This is not truthfulness, it’s reality. This is not performance, it’s modern-day shamanism.” – Arlyn Culwick; Singer-Songwriter