Joshua Batten is a modern-day troubadour, using music as his language to connect with his audience. Based in Melbourne, Batten’s style of 60’s and 70’s inspired bluesy folk-rock features passionate vocals, accomplished guitar playing and layered arrangements. Drawing on personal experience, his music provides both an escape and perspective in a complex world.
Joshua’s live sets have resonated with audiences and made him a festival favourite, with solo and band sets in Bruthen, Echuca, Bendigo, Newstead and Geelong Nightjar. His other achievements include reaching the Semi-Finals of the Melbourne Blues Challenge (2018), playing live via satellite on James Valentine’s ABC Sydney Radio show, and opening for world-renowned artists including Russell Morris, Irish Mythen (CAN) and Neal Morse (USA).
Following the singles ‘Hollywood Blues’ and ‘At the End of The Day’ (the latter reaching #10 on the Australian Country Radio Chart), Joshua’s debut full-length album The City Within was released in April 2020. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Joshua has maintained connection with his audience through weekly live-streamed concerts on Facebook, with each show reaching thousands of viewers across the world and growing his online presence.
The City Within is available now to purchase, stream and download via BandCamp, Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon.