Joshua Burnell & Frances Sladen

Folkie progster, Joshua Burnell grew up in various locations between France and Scotland. At some point, English folk, prog, contemporary piano, and vintage pop-rock all got mixed up and everyone had a great time so he decided to make a career of it.

Joshua sparked the interest of the folk world with his ambitious Seasons Project which saw him release one of his folk-rock arrangements of a traditional song or tune every week for a year. Fourteen favourites formed Joshua’s release, Songs From The Seasons, released on the 4th May 2018. RnR Magazine gave the album a solid 5/5 rating and commented, “this isn’t about academic research, it’s about playing the music, which is what Joshua does exceptionally well.”

On 15th February, Joshua followed Songs From The Seasons with another folk-rock offering – The Road To Horn FairThe album has been played numerous times on both The Folk Show on BBC Radio 2, and on the Tom Robinson Show on BBC Radio 6, in addition to widespread region radio play and glowing reviews.