After receiving a guitar for his 8th birthday, Josiah began ten years of music lessons with then 14 year old David Tweedie, who is now Guy Sebastian’s lead guitarist.
Josiah began writing his own songs at age 11, performing with his first band
‘Highwire’, at kids events in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. At age 12, he performed his song ‘Free’ to an audience of over 2,000 at Easterfest music festival in Toowoomba, Queensland.
Josiah studied music and drama in high school and his passion for entertainment then led him to complete a junior acting course with Screen Actors Australia.
Josiah’s love of performing to an audience grew from these early experiences and
he really enjoys connecting with and entertaining people through his music!
Josiah has performed with the likes of Ashleigh Broussard (The Voice), The Melbourne Gospel Choir and various artists in the Melbourne indie music scene. His live performances have included charity concerts, album launches for fellow artists, his own house concerts, weddings, Forest Edge and Warrandyte music festivals and gigs at live music venues in Melbourne’s east and north east. He also had a year-long Friday night residency at Melissa's Cafe in Lower Templestowe, Melbourne.
Josiah performs a repertoire consisting of singer-songwriter covers and his own
originals. His extensive and varied covers repertoire includes songs by Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, James Bay, Bruno Mars, John Mayer, Johnny Cash, Justin Bieber,
Leonard Cohen, Matt Corby, Passenger, Stevie Wonder and Swedish House Mafia.
A new Coastie, Josiah is looking forward to playing his music on the Central Coast and in greater Sydney.
Can I Be Him- James Arthur
Hold Back The River – James Bay
Let It Go – James Bay
Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
Sorry – Justin Bieber
Stay The Night- James Blunt
Hurt – Johnny Cash
Ring Of Fire – Johnny Cash
Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
Fix You- Coldplay
Clocks – Coldplay
Paradise – Coldplay
Rusty – Hein Cooper
Lonely Boy – Matt Corby
Resolution- Matt Corby
Budapest – George Ezra
Australia Street – Sticky Fingers
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Taylah – Jack Johnson
Riptide – Vance Joy
Deja Vu – Josiah
Good Riddance – Josiah
I Will Wait – Josiah
Kings And Queens – Josiah
Pine Lodge Court – Josiah
Postcards – Josiah
Son – Josiah
Without You – Josiah
Sunday Morning – Maroon 5
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Treasure – Bruno Mars
That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
Free Falling – John Mayer
Heart Of Life – John Mayer
I’m Your Atmosphere – John Mayer
Slow Dancing In A Burning Room – John Mayer
Stop This Train – John Mayer
Waiting On The World To Change – John Mayer