What People Are Saying
“Joshua C.S is the man with the right voice and feeling […] This is a personal sound called world class.“
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“I first found out about this band at Green Door’s Jazz night back in September. Prince had just jumped in on their set. This album will take us to the next level of soul!”
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“JT and Robin only wish they were gifted enough to transform sultry folk melodies and lush R&B rhythms into the comfort and expressiveness of sensual blues-inspired rock and soul.”
“Smith’s sultry and quivering voice is sure to seduce and impress”
“We were elated with not only his confident presence but his vocal ability and matchless control which defy comparison: He seemed to know instinctively to move away from the mic and yet get the notes across needed to express the emotion. Smith shows significant Stevie Wonder and Sam Cooke influences with perhaps some Joe Cocker thrown in for good measure without being restrained as a “cover” musician.”
A Nashville-based songwriter, his music has been featured in films, on TV and he’s recorded, billed, shared the stage across the nation with many greats, including Prince and The Mowgli’s.
As a songwriter, producer, and recording artist, his old-soul simple lyricism, old-school song forms, paired with a recording style that is current yet organic, come together to form a unique and refined quality that is atypical of modern recordings.
Joshua has shared the stage with many greats such as Prince, The Mowgli’s, Anna Nalick (hit song, “Breathe(2am)”), The Tokens (“The Lion Sleeps Tonight”), Sam Bradley (featured in Twilight sountrack), Deron Johnson (Miles Davis, Seal, Alanis Morissette, Stanley Clark), Gary Novak (Chick Corea, Allan Holdsworth, Robben Ford), Chris Pierce (KCRW, BB King), The Northstar Session (NBC’s Parenthood), Lelia Broussard (featured Rolling Stone top 8 indie artist for cover).
You can hear Joshua on the October 26, 2011 Episode of “The Young and The Restless” (CBS) singing “Our Time Has Come” by David Kurtz. “Our Time Will Come” was nominated for an EMMY in 2012.
He has also worked with songwriters, Jeff Silbar (Grammy for Song of the Year for “The Wind Beneath My Wings” Bette Midler, triple platinum selling “China Girl” John Cougar Mellencamp, quadruple platinum“Goodnight Sleeptight Man” Kenny Rogers, #1 single for Alabama, and many others including Sheena Easton, Gladys Knight, Dolly Parton, Poco, Willie Nelson), Andrea Remanda (Jewel, Mary J Blige, Aretha Franklin, Cheryl Cole, Bryan Adams, Kylie Minogue, Tom Jones, Brian McFadden, Meatloaf), Andreao “Fanatic” Heard (Grammy winning “Speechless” Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Notorious B.I.G., Will Smith, Lil Kim).