Joseph’s melting pot of material

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HOT on the heels of a string of dates in Canada, the US and a number of UK festivals, sensational Welsh singer-songwriter Martyn Joseph makes his ninth appearance at Rugby Roots.

Just when you think you’ve got a handle on singer songwriters, along comes Martyn Joseph to blow the myth away.

There’s nothing predictable about a Joseph gig – only that it could make you laugh, cry, get you thinking, leave you reeling.

An acoustic artist with an electrifying spontaneity, this colossally gifted and gracious Welshman has five top 50 hits to his name (including Dolphins Make Me Cry and Please Sir) and has been in demand on both sides of the Atlantic for over two decades.

Touring both solo and with the likes of Ani DiFranco, Art Garfunkel and Jools Holland he has won fans everywhere with his melting pot of material which ranges from rock to blues, jazz, Americana and even funk folk.

A mean guitar player with a powerful voice, Bob Harris has praised the outstanding lyrical intelligence of his songs while he was voted Best Male Artist in the BBC Welsh Music Awards. Like his acclaimed recent album that subtly deconstructs some of his best-loved numbers, Joseph has evolved into a consistently mesmerising performer.

Richard Barnes, from, Rugby Roots said: “The fact that Martyn has appeared here so regularly speaks for itself.

“He’s a sensational performer, he loves playing here and always seems to pull something special out of the bag for us so we’re looking forward to another great evening.”

He will perform at Lawrence Sheriff Hall in Clifton Road on November 26. Tickets (£16) from Sounds in Church Street, call (01788) 567338/07768 310601 or visit www.rugbyroots.com.