At first glance Martyn Joseph is just another gifted singer
songwriter. But where some musicians want to move your feet,
and some just want to move you, Martyn Joseph wants to
move heaven and earth. He has a reputation onstage as a
raconteur, extemporising lyrics to fit every occasion, and his
work matures with age. Tom Robinson, an iconic songwriter
himself, regards Martyn as one of Britain's 'most charismatic
and electrifying performers'. As Janis Ian said of sharing a
stage with Martyn 'I loved working with him. I loved listening
to him, I'd love to work with him again, anytime, anyplace'.
Martyn's particular strength is in the lyrical narrative of his
songs, be they contemporary protests against injustice and
inhumanity, a musical psalm to the fulfillment and fragilities of
love, or a piercing praecis of social history. One observer after
seeing Martyn in concert likened the experience and content to
'the beautiful business of being alive with all its jokes,
absurdity and sadness, seared by music for the heart and head'.
When you encounter Martyn Joseph, you'll hear likewise...