MUSICIAN ANSWERS THE CALL
HAMILTON Hill musician Josh Johnstone was born to write music and sing.
His father was in a band and he grew up with stories about his travelling gypsy musician greatgrandfather .
“It’s my creative outlet; nothing feels better than collaborating on a new song with someone else and creating something cool and new,” he said.
“Music is also the biggest part of my social life because you meet so many great people who you share a common goal with. “It’s my source of income; it’s a way to travel. “I’m on stage four to five nights a week and there is no place I would rather be.”
Blending acoustic guitars, vintage organs, live drums and catchy melodies, Johnstone is looking to take the next step in his career when he launches his new album Call in Whispers.
He had to cull his initial 20 songs written for the album to 10 before inspiration struck and he wrote another five tracks, which producer Joel Quartermain of Eskimo Joe fame said were the standouts on the record.
The album took 18 months to put together and Johnstone said he was looking forward to the Fremantle launch.
“It’s where I live, it’s where all my family live and it will always be my home, no matter how long I am away for on tour,” he said.
It will be Johnstone’s last local show for several months as he prepares to embark on a tour that will include the US, England and Europe.
Johnstone will launch Call in Whispers at The Oddfellow on April 29. Tickets are $10 at the door and the album will be available to buy at the launch or via iTunes from April 18. Visit www.facebook.com/joshjohnstonemusic for details.
Josh Johnstone will launch his album ahead of an international tour.