Singer/songwriter using only a guitar, mic, & a loop pedal, described as "Ryan Adams meets Ed Sheeran." Touching thousands of lives coast-to-coast, from NYC to Los Angeles, Alaska to Texas and all states in between, while crashing on more cold floors and dirty couches than he can count, all to pursue the passion that he loves.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
I perform a solid mix of 60% covers to 40% originals. My genres range from alt/rock, 90's to current, newer country, etc. Always an engaging show with the audience and very upbeat as a one-man-band using live looping to make the experience even more exciting.
14 albums in and Joshua Sinclair is just getting started. With the release of his latest record, “Big Dreams, Cold Floors, Fine Ladies,” Josh has captured what life has been like as a songwriter for the past 20 years in twelve brand new songs. The trifecta of the highs and lows of life on the road, the glitz, the glam and the disappointments. From signing multiple record deals to the music biz in general, to living, loving, and the relationships along the way; this record has it all. It’s a throw-back to what made him fall in love with music in the first place...just stripping it back down to saying what you need to say and writing how you feel with no limits or guidelines in the process. This record is raw, fun, lonely, exciting, broken, & reborn, all in one.
Using only a guitar, microphone, and a loop pedal, Josh's live performance creates a sound and style that is best described as "Ryan Adams meets Ed Sheeran." Covered with tattoos that read like a roadmap of his life to this point…a life lined with more heartbreak, rejection, & breakups than he wants to remember but also filled with so many once-in-a-lifetime experiences, including multiple national tours, million dollar studios, beautiful women, and diehard fans. The story of Sinclair is simple…follow a dream and NEVER give up. With this mentality, Josh has persevered and grown in his songwriting, which has touched thousands of lives coast-to-coast, from NYC to Los Angeles, Alaska to Texas and all states in between, while crashing on more cold floors and dirty couches than he can count, all to pursue the passion that he loves.
Growing up in Des Moines, Iowa, Josh picked up the guitar at the age of 10 and took lessons for a few years. He was in and out of bands throughout high school and into college when he and his brother, Nicholas, teamed up to form the pop/rock duo, Little Mojo. It was during that time that this White Stripes-meets-Hanson duo forged their own identity, started writing and releasing original albums, and booking national tours, all on their own. This eventually led to 3 different record deals over a 6 year time span with Mutiny 2K Records NYC, PlayTyme Entertainment, and Dreammakers Music. They spent countless months in various New York City studios, releasing 2 EP’s and a live album as well as a full-length record that got shelved, but even that didn’t deter the drive that Josh had to keep moving forward.
After being released from Dreammakers Music, Josh went on to form the power-pop trio Hollywood Burnout. They signed a deal with Reform Records (NYC) & released a self-titled EP in 2010. This was also at a time when Josh & his brother signed a developmental deal with Universal Motown to write & record another EP. They worked with renowned songwriter & producer Kenny Gioia (Marcy Playground, Cute Is What We Aim For, Ingrid Michaelson, Mandy Moore) and the project was overseen by record mogul, Shep Goodman. They did a few showcases for Sylvia Rhone at Universal, various A&R at Atlantic, and some other majors but nothing landed the “big” one. After a live performance on national television at the MDA Telethon in Las Vegas in late 2011, Josh decided to pursue a more active role as a singer/songwriter & Hollywood Burnout began to scale down their performances to only a few times a year.
Josh started to land countless song placements in national tv and film over the next few years including NBC & MTV, and he continued to build his repertoire and hone his songwriting during this time. He released a couple of alt/country records with his new band Dakota Park, comprised of his wife at the time, and they built a strong and loyal following in and around the Midwest. After a painful divorce in early 2016, which ultimately ended Dakota Park, Josh turned to focusing on getting through that difficult time by writing and also revisiting some old songs that never saw the light of day. Songs that he had written almost 10 years ago somehow seemed to fit the exact feelings and emotions he was currently going through. He always said that he wrote better breakup songs than love songs. The result was his first ever solo record entitled, "LOVE HATE," which was released nationwide in April 2016. Fifteen songs that tugged at the heartstrings while spitting in the face of love. LOVE HATE was a journey of emotions.
With songs ranging in styles from pop to alternative to crossover country, Sinclair continues to expand in his writing and conquer critics with his passionate songs of breakups, heartache, and hope. Hold on for the ride & experience an artist whose style is comparable to Ryan Adams, Keith Urban, Dashboard Confessional, Thompson Square, The Cadillac 3, American Bang, etc.
Rock N Roll, JOSH
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: (link hidden)
Sinclair's EP's are available on iTunes & various record outlets including CD Baby, Amazon, and more.
Additional Booking Notes
I tour with a PA system capable of providing coverage for 150-200 people in small to mid-size rooms. Also have some lighting if needed. I require at least 2 grounded outlets within 6 feet of the stage.
Upon request as it's constantly changing. I keep a master setlist of 70+ songs (both covers and originals) that I pull from during any given show.
Influences & Inspiration
Ryan Adams, The Rocket Summer, Hanson, Jason Mraz, The Cadillac Three, Jake Owen, Tom Petty, Ben Harper, Oasis
2 grounded outlets
PA system (if available)
Stage or sectioned area for performance
Lighting (if available)
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