In 2020, Josh embarked on a new musical endeavour under the name, Almanac. His debut single, Birds of a Feather, was released on 22nd February and can be streamed on all major platforms. Watch the music video here:
On 25th April, he released his second single, Voicething, also available to stream and view:
On 6th June, he released his third single, A Whispered Word, also available to stream and view:
On 25th July, he released his fourth single, a cover of Earth, Wind & Fire’s That’s the Way of the World:
This formed the final single of his debut EP, Silk River, available to stream here. To hear all the latest updates from Almanac, hit follow in any of these places: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You can also sign up to the mailing list and become a patron.
On 9th September, he released the first single of his second EP, a cover of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s Waters of March, available to stream and view:
And on 13th September, he released a short documentary entitled, On Croydon:
THE VOX ALBUM
Over the course of 10 months from June 2016, Josh produced a 9-track album of original a cappella arrangements performed by singers at the University of York. The album spans the entire breadth of the contemporary popular music genre, featuring compositions by artists such as The Jackson 5, James Blake and The Beatles. It also showcases an original composition by London-based a cappella composer, Ben See.
Aside from work on the VOX album, Josh worked for two years as musical director of the student a cappella group, coaching the singers toward regular performances and writing countless arrangements. Here are some examples of their live sound, filmed in the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall at the University of York.
THIS MUCH I KNOW
In May 2017, Josh embarked on an experimental project that would explore how singing can be used to accompany the spoken word. It features the narration of British choral composer, Richard Shephard, and a text that interweaves assorted Desert Island Discs musings from the likes of Stephen Fry, Mark Rylance and Tom Hanks. The soundtrack is composed, performed and produced entirely by Josh.