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Joshua Burnside

JOSHUA BURNSIDE is an experimental folk artist based in Belfast, and the most recent recipient of the Northern Ireland Music Prize for his debut album 'EPHRATA', released last year. The album was highly praised by the The Sunday Times, Irish Times, State and The Thin Air as well receiving huge support from BBC 6 Music DJ's Lauren Laverne, Tom Ravenscroft, Guy Garvey, and BBC Radio 1's Phil Taggart and Huw Stephens.

EPHRATA has been praised for lyrics which blend local history with surreal imagery and apocalyptic themes, as well as the fusion of south american rhythms with traditional Irish melodies and instrumentation.


James Spaite [US]

JAMES SPAITE is a San-Diego based young Tap Guitarist and Alternative Acoustic Singer Songwriter. After a successful début album tour across Europe, South America, and the US, James will be touring his sophomore album titled "RIVERSIDE" in July and August 2018, bringing unforgettable melodies and songs from across the ocean. His musicianship includes having worked with producers of The Tempations, Switchfoot, and Adam Levine.

James Spaite asks questions about doubt, love, death, and what it means to live a life seeking goodness. "RIVERSIDE" is an invitation into processing those questions together through music. Expect a depth of maturity in both musicianship and songwriting alongside rich, intricate craftsmanship in guitar work.