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Saturday 2nd February 2019

Martyn Joseph

— Bristol Folk House
"Intelligent and enlightened songs are both energising and provocative…from subtle tenderness to growly indignation. A Welsh national treasu
time:20:00
price: Headfirst Tickets

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Doors 19:30 Show 20:00

“Stunning, heartfelt music” Bob Harris BBC Radio 2

“One of acoustic music’s most original voices, and most forward looking of his generation of singer/songwriters” Q Magazine

Martyn Joseph is a completely unique and mind blowing artist. Take everything you think you know about singer songwriters….and rip it up. For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a huge far-reaching sound that is energetic, compelling and passionate. Be it to two hundred people or twenty thousand, he blows the crowd away night after night.

2018 saw him honoured with a ”Spirit of Folk” Award by Folk Alliance International in Kansas USA and he also received Fatea magazine’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” here in the UK.

He is gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics and has a career spanning 30 years, 32 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances.

Compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews, he has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerizing live performer and stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives.

A unique talent driven by passion, social awareness and love for his trade, he's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called “The Welsh Springsteen”

Concerned with making music that is relevant and vital to his audience, he engages with challenging narratives tackling the complexity of the human condition, underpinned with a promise of hope. In his own words “Really what I do is to try and write songs that might step up and make some sense of a moment in time. A good song makes you feel like you’re not alone in the world.”

He is hailed as a raconteur weaving tales on topical concerns, as well as stories on the fragility of love, with a magical ability to reach out to his listeners through his passion and humour. Stunning reviews single him out as an unmissable solo performer whose music stays with you long after the show has ended.

Doors open 19:30
Show starts 20:00

To book tickets please call our ticket line on:
0117 926 2987
Or pop into the Folk House and buy them from reception.

Box office opening times:
Monday to Thursday 09:00 - 21:00
Friday to Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Closed Sundays
Non-term time lines open Monday to Thursday 09:00 - 17:00

How to find us
40a Park Street
Bristol
Bs15jg

Unfortunately we have no wheel chair access or facilities
Tickets are non-refundable
Unreserved seating (seating is available at all gigs)

The Folk House sells all tickets on behalf of the organisers, promoters and artists.
Tickets may be available from other ticket outlets. Please see individual gig information.
An admin fee is included on all ticket prices sold by the Folk House.
Tickets may be available on the door (unless sold out). Please bring the right change.
Set times and support acts information may only be available on the night.
Under 12’s go free. Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
The café/bar opens from 7.30pm – 11.00pm and 7.30pm - 10.30pm on a Sunday (unless stated otherwise). The café only serves bar snacks in the evening and not a full menu.
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Artist Videos:

YouTube
Martyn Joseph, "Let Yourself" / Playlistplay Session
YouTube
I Searched For You - Martyn Joseph
YouTube
Martyn Joseph - Nye : Song for the NHS (2015)

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