Joshua Batten is a modern-day troubadour, using music as his language to connect with his audience. Drawing on personal experience, his music provides both an escape and a perspective in a complex world. His live sets resonate with audiences as the songs strive to “know thyself” by exploring genuine reflections of life’s best or not always proudest moments, and then humbly offering them up as common and universal experiences. Based in Melbourne, Batten’s style of 60’s and 70’s folk-country-blues-rock features passionate vocals, accomplished guitar playing and layered arrangements.
Joshua says: “We all live in our own bubble. It’s up to us to decide how much of the outside world we let in. Music is my emotional haven, and it has given me a voice to try and break through the noise that constantly surrounds me.”
Joshua’s new single “Hollywood Blues” is available now to stream and download, and his second album “The City Within” will be released in February 2020.