Martyn Joseph to perform at St Nicolas in Earley on Saturday, June 3

A SINGER/SONGWRITER dubbed the Welsh Springsteen is planning to come to Earley next month.

Martyn Joseph, who fuses jaw-dropping guitar playing with a show-stopping voice, will be bringing his latest show to St Nicolas Church in Sutcliffe Avenue on Saturday, June 3.

His songlist includes a focus on challenging injustice wherever it’s found, educating via advocacy and campaigning for human rights; he is constantly in demand and is currently on a gruelling tour of the UK.

It should be no surprise that last year he was nominated in the Hardest Working Artist category at the UK Independent Music Awards – the only folk artist to receive any nomination. He was also part of the Parliament/EFDSS project Sweet Liberties marking 800 years of British democracy, with Nancy Kerr, Sam Carter and Maz O’Connor. One of his songs from this, Nye celebrating Nye Bevan, the author of the NHS, has been enthusiastically received by audiences everywhere, as well as having BBC national airplay on Mark Radcliffe’s Folk Show and Tom Robinson’s 6 Music show.

The show at Earley St Nicolas starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £16 plus a £1.70 booking fee.

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