“Remember the name Joshua Batten. He just completely blew everyone away at The Brunswick Hotel. Reminded me why I started playing music.”
— Pat Carmody (My Dynamite)
“One of the most exciting new talents on the scene!”
— Mike Elrington
Biography (Original Show)
23-year-old Joshua Batten combines powerful vocals, blistering guitar solos and intricate live looping in his supercharged one-man show. Inspired by classic rock heavyweights and modern players alike, his songs seamlessly blend retro styles with the modern musical landscape. Since releasing his debut album Searching For Answers in 2017 to critical acclaim, he has opened for Russell Morris, Irish Mythen and Geoff Achison, made appearances at the 2018 Bruthen Blues & Arts and Echuca-Moama Winter Blues Festivals, and reached the Semi-Finals of the Melbourne Blues Challenge. With a constant drive and passion for music, Joshua has a fire in his heart, a guitar in his hands, and a voice ready to be heard.
Biography (Josh's Jukebox Show)
Joshua Battten’s Jukebox show comprises acoustic renditions of popular songs from all your favourite classic and modern artists. His extensive list of over 200 covers will be on display for you to scroll through and pick out from. The repertoire also includes original songs from Joshua's debut album 'Searching For Answers' (2017) and his upcoming second album. By incorporating powerful vocals, blistering guitar solos and intricate live looping, Joshua’s show is a guaranteed night of entertainment.
Since releasing 'Searching For Answers' to critical acclaim, Joshua has opened for the likes of Russell Morris, Chris Wilson and Geoff Achison. He has also made festival appearances in Mirimbah, Bruthen and Echuca-Moama and reached the Semi-Finals of the 2018 Melbourne Blues Challenge. With a constant drive and passion for music, Joshua has a fire in his heart, a guitar in his hands, and a voice ready to be heard.