Joshua Burnside

Thurs 22nd Nov / The Waiting Room

Joshua Burnside

Plus Special Guest Malojian

Thurs 22nd Nov / The Waiting Room


Joshua Burnside is the sound of twenty first century Ireland, traditional and roots influences combine with world music, electronica and experimental rock to make a sound that is reflective of the Ireland of now and not the Ireland of yesterday

Joshua released his debut album “EPHRATA” in May 2017 to critical and commercial acclaim, it both won the Northern Ireland Music prize and racked up an impressive 5 million streams on Spotify

In the past year he has graced stages in Ireland, UK , Germany  and the US and was invited to play for President Bill Clinton on the twentieth anniversary of the “Good Friday “ Peace Agreement in Belfast

His music has found strong support on BBC 6 music, Radio 2 ,  Radio 1 , RTE radio  and he was selected by the influential NPR radio station as one of the Austin Hot 100 when he played at the SXSW festival earlier this year.

Support tonight comes from another Northern Irish artist “Malojian “ , who combines Americana with a strong strand of sixties psychedelia where influences come from both sides of the Atlantic , the Byrds, Neil Young , Crosby Stills and Nash, the Beatles, the Kinks , the Small Faces  but is no mere plagiarist as he updates and combines these into a sound that’s totally his own. He also has found fans on 6 music , tonight he plays solo


‘There’s an indefinable quality

and charm to Joshua

Burnside’s debut’ – The

Sunday Times


‘It makes you glad to have a

pair of working ears’ – Phil

Taggart, BBC Radio 1


‘an endless adventure…a

record that won’t tire, such is

the depth and scope of what

you hear’ – Daily Mirror