Joshua Batten is thrilled to announce a 2-hour celebration of his original music at the David Williamson Theatre on Thursday, September 19th. The show will be the official launch for Joshua’s new single “Hollywood Blues”, the first single from his upcoming second album, The City Within. (Further details on the single and album will be released soon.) 

Playing both acoustic and electric sets with his unique blend of storytelling and powerful vocals, Joshua will be showcasing songs from The City Within, as well as reworked cuts from his debut, Searching For Answers. Both sets will see Joshua backed up by some of Melbourne’s finest musicians.  

In addition to the music on the night, both photographer Jason Rosewarne and graphic artist Renee Garling will be displaying their work in the foyer. Drinks and finger foods will also be available.  

People who pre-ordered The City Within through Joshua’s Pozible campaign last year will be able to collect their CDs on the night, several months before the album is released to the general public.  

A musician in his mid-20s, Joshua uses music as his language to connect with his audience. Drawing on personal experience, the music is both an escape and perspective in a complex world. Inspired by classic rock, blues, folk and progressive rock, Joshua’s songs reveal insightful lyrics with a depth of feeling beyond his years and bone-deep musical comprehension. His style of 60’s and 70’s folk-country-blues-rock features passionate vocals, accomplished guitar playing and layered arrangements. 

Joshua plays regular gigs around Melbourne and is becoming a welcome addition to festival bills, thanks to an ability to cut through the busy and crazy of modern life. His 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.  

Tickets for “An Evening With Joshua Batten” will be on sale from Monday July 8th 9AM via TryBooking. Seating availability is limited, so book early and bring your friends! This show is sure to sell out!

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