Joshy Soul has hit his stride as a singer-songwriter, producer, art director, stylist, fashion model, and artist who has found his comfortable medium amongst the things he knows best: art and soul. It’s a pairing that goes hand-in-hand from the first note to the last, first thread to final seam, and curtain draw to fall. And unsurprisingly his art and soul varies as much as the clothes he struts.
Calling Long Beach, California home, Joshy has seen some miles and soaked up every hint of inspiration possible. At an early age, gospel was one of the most important threads of his youthful fabric. His grandmother from New Orleans sang the hymns of the religious South all throughout their house and lit the fire in Joshy’s heart that would eventually manifest itself down the road. The clang of the piano, hallowing of harmonies, and an impenetrable truth is what rings true in Joshy’s memory of those days. But as the years carried on, Joshy found himself in the midst of music’s finest that greater Los Angeles had to offer, fanning the flames that were already alight. Tori Kelly, YouTube sensation AJ Rafael, Phoebe Bridgers, and Moses Sumney were a few names in Joshy’s inner circle. The fire found it’s fuel when Moses and Joshy studied under Alex Boyé at Riverside Community College, which eventually transfigured itself as Joshy Soul.
Note-able tours & performances: Sold out the Egyptian theater Ogden, sold out Gallivan plaza, headlined Treefort Music Festival, played the Hard Rock Miami Dolphins Stadium, played with Nick Murphy, opened for Phoebe Bridgers, opened for the Roots, opened for Cat Power, opened for Haley Reinhart
Fashion Achievements: Taft ambassador, GQ Portugal feature, Scotch Porter feature, Pitti Immagine feature, Topman style feature, Naked Wolfe Shoes model