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Tom Joshua is adept at imagining himself in situations and writing from the emotion that evolves. Tiny snippets of life that once would stay fragmented and forgotten are committed to record via his lyrics. ‘Knock on a Hollow’ is driven by rhythm. Bright and bouncing, the song blossoms into an indie anthem and demonstrates the power in Tom’s rallying and evocative lyrics.

Stream / Share ‘Knock on a Hollow’ HERE

Growing up in a small village in Stockton on Tees, Tom Joshua takes a wealth of inspiration from his surroundings. The North East as a whole has always been a fertile ground for artistic growth; a mix of leftover industries and the long-felt effects of disproportionate government policy. Middlesbrough and the towns and cities nearby are stoic in their self-sufficiency, their history, and their respect for often overlooked beauty on the doorstep. 

Tom’s love of harmonies stems from an early appreciation of Simon and Garfunkel, Fleetwood Mac and more recently Sigur Ros, melded together with potent lyricism 

inspired by favourites such as Nick Drake, Feist and Big Thief. There’s an innate warmth to Tom’s writing that makes you feel like you’re part of the story he’s painting; part of his world, and welcome no matter what.  

Having played various support and warm-up shows throughout 2019, Tom Joshua has been announced on the line up for Stockton Calling and Deer Shed Festival this year, alongside making his London headline debut at The Slaughtered Lamb on 16th April. Full upcoming listings as follows with more to be added in due course. Tickets for all dates are available from Tom’s official website. 


Sat 11 Apr - Stockton Calling (Green Room, NARC. Stage Headliner)

Thu 16 Apr - London, Slaughtered Lamb

Fri 24 Jul - Topcliffe, Deer Shed Festival