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Indiana native and Chicago area favorite, Josh Holmes, melds guitar-driven rock and roll with insightful lyrics and no-holds-barred live performances. The dynamic performances vary in format from playing solo, to the high energy and sound of his full band shows. The band has been described as "impressively cohesive and a group beyond their years." Reviews like these, combined with an ever-growing fan base, it is no wonder that this project has left such a huge impression on his fans.
Singer/songwriter Holmes was raised on Motown and classic rock and roll. His musical style manages to reflect his varied influences including artists such as: Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, Smokey Robinson, and the Temptations, while maintaining a modern sound. Part rock and roll troubadour and part guitar prodigy, the self-taught Holmes puts on energetic, eclectic, and extremely entertaining live performances. A typical show includes solid musicianship interspersed with humor, rock and roll history lessons, improvisations, and audience participation. Whether you catch Josh Holmes solo or with his band, you are guaranteed an exciting musical experience. It is these live performances that have made Josh Holmes a favorite throughout the Midwest.
Josh Holmes started touring and recording original music in 1998 releasing four CDs under his group name, The Josh Holmes Band, leading to thousands of CD sales.
November 2003 marked a change in the direction of Holmes when he released his first solo album under his own name, Josh Holmes, entitled, A Table 4 One. The launch was coordinated with a national radio market release, where it has been extremely well received with numerous songs added to radio's current rotation. A Table 4 One has created a buzz among the commercial radio market and has been picked up at popular Chicago, Indianapolis, New York, Tampa, Hawaii, San Diego and Atlanta commercial stations. This radio exposure, combined with the success of Josh's CD at popular internet music site has recently attracted Sony Pictures/ABC network to incorporate Josh's song "Greener On the Other Side" into the season finale of their popular series, "Beautiful People." While his current CD continues to make its way around the national market, his fans can be sure that Josh will be working on more original music for the future.
Born: April 7, 1978
Birthplace: Crown Point, IN
Title: Live/studio vocalist, live/studio guitarist, songwriter for several genres including rock, R&B, folk/acoustic, hard rock, Latin, punk, blues
Style of Music: Soul Rock
E-mail list : 5000+
Demographic: All ages, non-gender specific, any social status
Performance details: solo acoustic or full band
Points of note: Josh is capable of multi-instrumental sound when only playing solo acoustic. The reason for this is that he is a rhythmic player. He uses the acoustic guitar as a percussive instrument, as well as, its original stringed instrumental purpose. He is known for doing songs that are played electric by anyone else, but he finds a way to do the song justice on one guitar, while at the same time, maintaining the integrity of the song. Including the song's rhythm or beat is important because it gives the audience an opportunity to not just listen to the song, but to dance to it as well.
Shared the stage with...
The Crickets (Buddy Holly's band)
Michael Glibicki (Rusted Root)
Chris Shaffer (the why store)
FAVORITE VENUES PLAYED:
Taste of Chicago
Voodoo Lounge / Harrah's Casino (MO)
Hard Rock Cafe (Cleveland)
Indianapolis Grand Prix
Formula One Race
Music Mill (Indianapolis)
HOB Kazbar (Chicago)
2nd Generation Loss (2006)
Table For One (2004)
SonicBids Press Kit:
JOSH CHOSEN TO BE ADDED TO ALTERNATIVE ADDICTION's COMPILATION CD
Along with 19 other musicians, Josh's song "Alone" (2nd Generation Loss) was added to Alternative Addiction's Compilation CD, The Addiction V.8. Not Only was he chosen from hundreds of other artists to be added to this compilation CD, The Addiction V.8 is one of the top 3 best seller CDs for Alternative addiction. Started in 1999, Alternative Addiction's goal has always been simple: Bring new music to people who want to hear it. Independently owned and operated, Alternative Addiction remains the only resource for Alternative Music lovers who want to hear the best new music uninfluenced by what Radio, or the pop culture might push. Visit http://www.alternativeaddiction.com/shop/shop.asp for more information.
NEW ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT (EPK) AVAILABLE ONLINE
Visit the http://www.joshholmes.net/press%20main.htm and view Josh's new EPK. The new EPK features a sit down interview with Josh explaining the inspiration behind his new CD, "2nd Generation Loss" and also includes full band performance clips. This EPK was shot and directed by Jason Paul Jeka and the Iconographic Media team at Bin Willy's Nightclub in the Summer '06.
FIRST SEASON OF ABC's "BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE" WHICH FEATURES GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE NOW AVAILABLE IN STORES
If you missed the ABC Network airing of Josh's song, "Greener on the Other Side" featured on the Network's series, "Beautiful People," you can now purchase the complete first season online at amazon.com. The song appeared in its entirety on 9/27/05 and 9/28/05 during the season finale episode, "Photo Finish." You can find "Greener on the Other Side" on Josh's CD, "A Table 4 One" (Track 7.)
SUNDAYS AT THE BULLDOG: ALL AGES WEEKLY OPEN MIC NIGHT
Josh is hosting an ALL AGES open mic night at the Bull Dog Bar & Grill in Crown Point, IN. Music starts at 8 PM. Bring your guitars, voices, and friends and share the stage with Josh every Sunday.
NEW CD & CLOTHING AVAILABLE ONLINE
On Friday, March 24, 2006, Josh released his second national release entitled, 2nd Generation Loss. You can now purchase the CD at http://www.joshholmes.net/store.htm or at any of Josh's live performances. Also be sure to check out all the brand new merchandise such as beanie hats, men and women's tees, and debossed bracelets.
JOSH VOTED "FAVORITE SOLO ACOUSTIC ARTIST"
A special thanks goes out to everyone who voted Josh as this year's "Favorite Solo Acoustic Artist" for the Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland area. Every year the Midwest Beat gives fans a chance to vote on their favorite local talent. Josh is honored to have received this accolade from his fans and to be included among the ranks of some of Northwest Indiana's most talented musicians.
JOSH HOLMES SURF BALLROOM DREAM PERFORMANCE IN REVIEW
If you missed the amazing Surf Ballroom performance by Josh and his Full Band this past February 4, 2006, read Jan Horgen's interview and concert review from Iowa's Global Gazette.
Click here to view this article. Interested in more information about this legendary venue and special performance weekend, visit the Surf Ballroom link below. http://www.surfballroom.com/.
ADD JOSH TO YOUR IPOD OR MP3 PLAYER
Now you can download your favorite "Table 4 One" song to your IPOD or MP3 Player from Yahoo Music. Go to: http://music.yahoo.com/ar-27182165-downloads--Josh-Holmes for more information.