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- Cleveland-born Joshua Radin started out in New York trying to carve out a career as a painter and screenwriter, before performing at open mic nights – earning his reputation at the Bitter End and the Knitting Factory. When friend and actor/filmmaker Zach Braff heard a demo of Radin’s song ‘Winter’, he placed it on the hit show Scrubs. Four more songs were later used on the show and Braff directed and appeared in Radin’s first promo – Radin returning the favour and appearing in Braff’s movie Garden State.
Radin’s 2006 debut We Were Here soon followed, as did tours with Tori Amos and Imogen Heap. Following a series of demos recorded with the legendary Rick Rubin, Schnapf stepped forward to produce the follow-up Simple Times.
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Everyone loves making mix tapes, it's the easiest way to share your passion for a band or artist with your friends, and give people a shorthand glimpse into just why you love the music you love.
We want you to put together your ultimate Joshua mix tape. You can pick any song, be it album track, big single or obscure b-side or demo. Think about the order you'd put the tracks in. How would you introduce Joshua Radin to someone who had never heard his music?
Post in the comments section below with your 10-track personal Joshua Greatests Hits....you can even design the artwork if you like! We'll send a signed photo to the ones we like the most!
The Joshua Radin tour machine is currently rolling it's way across Australia, before heading across the United states...thanks so much for all of your great comments and posts about the tour!
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We asked for your reviews, and you came through! We were hit with a deluge of quality write ups of your Josh Tour experiences, unfortunately we could only pick a few winners and the below pieces, from Taylor Saunders-Wood via Josh’s Facebook, and Khalida on our Myspace page are more than deserving a signed photo- winging it’s way to our winners now. Keep checking back for more Josh competitions and updates.
Taylor Saunders-Wood – Submitted via Facebook:
I was at the Manchester Academy gig two nights ago. i thought the supporting acts were brilliant, particularly Thomas J. Speight. It was lovely to have a chat with them where they sold their merchandise at the end, everyone was very friendly. I thought Joshua Radin was absolutely amazing live. Some artists only have a good recorded voice but personally I liked him even more live. My favourite part was his good nature and how friendly he was with the crowd. Getting an insight into the ideas behind his music was good as well, especilally for me as I have been trying my hand at singing/songwriting recently.He didn't just sing, he performed! It was an amazing gig and I would love to see him again. My one regret is not bringing enough money for a signed cd
khalida – Submitted via Myspace:
....JOSHUA RADIN LIVE @ KOKO MUSIC REVIEW .
I arrived at Camden’s Koko music venue on a cold Monday night; it was my first time at Koko and my first time to see Joshua Radin perform live. I brought his first record ..“We were here..” a couple of years ago. Since then I wanted to see him play live, when he was on the “Hotel Café Tour”. And I went to see Cary Brothers perform. Also when he came to London last year, but I kept missing the dates. So I was glad I managed to make it this time round.
The show started just after 8.00pm we watched a couple of support acts two very different styles of music both easy listening and nice to jam too. After a while Joshua Radin came out in this quaint waistcoat, tie and acoustic guitar, really cute looking. He said hello to the crowd that included a full house of fans filling up the entire floor space and the upstairs balconies.
He began the show with a few of his new songs, which was cool, and created a warm atmosphere while we watched and listened to the words of each song humming along. Then he beautifully sang ..“One of those days”.. which my sister and me love singing along to, which was cool. And then ..“Everything’ll be.. ..alright (Will’s Lullaby)”. I loved the lyrics to this song, though it starts of quite sad, I think we all can relate to having our hearts broken, and feeling a little half empty after a break up of a relationship. Also a girl in the crowd got really excited and asked Joshua to marry him and come and live with her in London, which was so random, but Joshua handled it well like the Gentleman he is and said ‘ I think we have to get to know each other first” and the audience laughed in agreement.
I thought it was cool when Joshua Radin gave us some background information on what inspired him to write song. And how it was supposed to be about his ex-girlfriend but was also used as a lullaby for a friend’s baby. I also liked the reference to the people of the New Orleans and the way in which the song tells two stories’ both of love, frailty and strength, endured of the human spirit. The ending is so right ..“ It’s a beautiful night and I know everything is gonna be alright, yes now I now it’ll be alright”.
Later on Joshua and his live band improvised with their instruments and created some great acoustic beats. Which was great and got the crowd moving and cheering. Joshua also sang ..“Today”.. which was awesome, then he talked about what that song meant to him and how long ago it was written. When he was a kid he met this older sophisticated lady who was sitting opposite him on the train, but he was to young and shy to have the courage to
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Joshua recorded a video message between gigs on the UK leg of his tour. Check it out on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWRL2...
And don’t forget to leave a comment: we’ll be sending out signed photos to a couple of you who do so.
Team Joshua x
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