Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other: Shades of Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be - but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives delivering his "songs of lyrical intelligence" according to BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris.

April 6, 2005 2:34 pm

Back again

Yikes, a whole tour without a diary entry. Have got a little lazy this time around but have immensely enjoyed the tour with Steve. It’s been good to be able to take it a little easier on the stage and at times just be there playing guitar to accompany Mr Knightley. Our understanding of each others craft continues to grow and each show reflected this.

All were pretty memorable but I think the last show in Sheffield on Sunday was the one I will remember the most. This is probably because it was the end of 17 months on the road with a record number of gigs. I need to count them all up but it’s around 280 odd shows, but it was a great night beyond that. I was really pleased with the response to the ‘Make Poverty History’ part of the show, and we sold over 700 wristbands through the tour. Thanks to all of you who came out to these gigs. I’m sure Steve and I will make more music together in the future, though it may not be for a few years as we pursue other paths and projects. So it’s pick up the threads again time. Lots of re arranging for me, dreams to dream; write and create and find a map that tells me where to go next with all of this. It’s a little strange coming off the road, it takes time for the mind to settle and for eyes not to look at the clock at 8 pm and think its time to play.


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