Joshua grew up and is based in Manchester U.K. He was brought up in a creative household, with his Father being a musician and his Mother an Artist. This resulted in him playing music and discovering his joy for creating from an early age which has continued into adulthood.
Joshua’s chosen instruments are the double bass and electric bass. As well as a band leader, he is a busy sideman and stylistically versatile freelance musician who has played/ toured/ recorded with; Nishla Smith Quintet, Caoilifhionn Rose, Janileigh Cohen, Richard Jones trio, Matthew Halsall, Skeltr, Daniel Wellens trio, Beats & Pieces Big Band, Bill Laurance, Chris Potter, Manchester Jazz Collective, Grantless Russel Quartet, Laurence Mason, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Kaleidoscope Orchestra, Manchester Camerata Orchestra, Manchester Concert Orchestra, Frank Wildhorn, West Side Story, Motown the musical, Billy Elliot, Guys and Dolls, The Producers, Gypsy amongst many others.
This features an array of exceptional musicians who perform a broad series of jazz-related musical textures. The album stretches from solo piano and string quartet to 13-piece, three drummer ensembles, with special guests including Chris Potter and the Amika String Quartet, amongst others. A native of Manchester, England, Joshua’s group is an amalgamation of musicians formed under the omni-genre outfit penned by the bassist. Considered an exceptional practitioner of his craft, Joshua channels a modern Mingus style, with support from a plethora of youthful talent and formidable arrangements. The group consists of assortment of musicians who deliver irregularly catchy time signatures of powerful grooves and jazzy, feel-good vibes.