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8th June 2024

Joshua Burnell & Band at The Grand Pavilion

Retro-infused Folk-Rock-Join us for an evening of retro folk rock for the modern world at the Grand Pavilion Matlock Bath!


8th June 2024 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us for an evening of retro folk rock for the modern world at the Grand Pavilion Matlock Bath!Joshua Burnell & Band will delight you with original, traditional-style songs – reinvented. With music ranging from stomping, acoustic singalongs, music hall epics, and alt-pop singles, Joshua is fast carving out his own unique genre of retro pop-infused folk.His latest album, Glass Knight “plays like a lost out-take from Spiders From Mars-era Bowie” (Financial Times review) has won over a host of new fans since its release in the autumn.Expect folky melodies drenched in warm, retro-synth textures, reverbing guitars, lush harmonies and words that make you think. Through his intricately crafted lyrics, Joshua creates a multiverse of settings, from apocalyptic love songs to reimagined fairy tales, and introduces otherworldly characters – the Glass Knight being resurrected from an old English folk tale to reflect the foibles of the modern-day world.Joshua and his band love what they do and it is infectious; they left the stage at Fairport’s Cropredy Convention to a standing ovation, and similarly won the hearts of audiences at Towersey, Folkeast, Wickham and Moonbeams festivals this summer. Whatever your take on this genre-hopping songwriter’s music, he has proven he can connect with an audience and keep them hanging on for more. In Joshua’s own words, “It is about telling a compelling story while discovering what it means to be human.”“A creatively fearless artist… 5/5” – RnR Magazine“His music takes on chameleon dimensions with alt-folk, glam rock, & classical influences – musics of the past which he skilfully brings to the present.” – Irish Music Magazine“Joshua Burnell’s music has always thrived on the blurring of boundaries. However, with Glass Knight, his most daring and deeply rewarding album to date, he’s written music that simply refuses to recognise their existence.” – Folk Radio UKGet your early bird ticket before the end of February to save your seat and some ££!Listen to Le Fay now on Spotify: support acts – local rising star Riley Marsh and Derbyshire singer-songwriter Phoebe Shaw.

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