Focus on Josh Island, 2023 laureate Global Project Grant – Pop/Rock
2023 Global Project Grant Laureate (pop/rock), Josh Island is releasing his first album In My Head, on 15 September. Recorded by Portuguese producer Nelson Canoa (Sara Tavares, Carminho, Mariza) at his studio in Torres Vedras, he was accompanied in the studio by The Black Mamba (Eurovision 2021). His two singles Fire In You and Love Don’t Come Easy, released in 2022, have been broadcast in Germany and the Benelux countries and are available on numerous streaming platforms.
The Global Project Grant offers Josh Island the opportunity to raise his profile abroad through press relations in targeted territories, digital campaigns and give him a chance to tour abroad with his band rather than alone. This fall, Josh will embark on a twenty-date European tour.
About Josh Island
Josh Island is a true European. Born in the British roundabout town of Milton Keynes to a Dutch family, he moved to Germany and the Netherlands before eventually settling in Luxembourg. This natural curiosity for cultures and people is reflected in his music, with the ability to go beyond geopolitical boundaries.
As a vocal powerhouse, soulful songwriter and engaging live performer, Josh Island has been steadily growing a loyal fan base across Western Europe. He draws inspirations from Sting, Jamie Cullum or John Mayer, a dynamic blend of catchy singer-songwriter pop with strong influences of soul and folk. But at its core lies Josh’s unique ability to connect with the crowd – his interactive shows breakdown invisible barriers between audience and artist.
Since starting out playing local bars in Luxembourg in 2015, he has opened for James Morrison and Passenger, toured the Benelux and Germany and released two EPs.
Josh Island is represented by booking agency Dox Live since August 24.
About Global Project Grant
Created by music:LX and taken over by Kultur | lx, the Global Project Grant is awarded to a musician of each genre (pop/rock/electro/hip-hop, jazz/world, classical/contemporary). It allows to support the artist in the development of a project that aims to stimulate his/her career. Kultur | lx follows the artists and their teams in each stage of the project.
More information about the Global Project Grant can be found here
Applications to be submitted by September 18, 2023