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Josh Taerk ‘Here’s To Change’



Album released July 20th 2015

via Misty Creek Records

Single ‘Here’s To Change’ released June 8th 2015

Live shows in London June 2015

Here's to Change

Canadian singer-songwriter Josh Taerk returns with his second album ‘Here’s To Change’. Recorded over a few months in Nashville with producer and lead guitarist Teddy Morgan (Kevin Costner & Modern West) - to whom he was introduced by Rock-‘n’-Roll-Hall-of-Famerand friend John Oates - Josh was able to soak up the creative atmosphere of ‘Music City’ and make the album he has always dreamed of.

Josh wanted to make an evocative album in tune with 70s and 80s rock music and the artists that have inspired him to play and write music - Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Neil Young – whose influences are implicative with a vision of producing an album in a studio with a band and playing those songs live. Josh explains, “I wanted the feel of the record, the tempo, the rhythm, the starts and stops in each song to feel more alive, I wanted a more human sound.”

The record also includes guest vocals from John Oates on the title track ‘Here’s To Change’ and song ‘Wise Man’. Oates was excited to be involved, "I've enjoyed getting to know Josh Taerk and his music over the last few years and knew that Nashville would be the place where he could make this album really come alive. Josh and my friend Teddy Morgan did a great job and I think it is Josh's best work to date."

Josh soon found musical support in Nashville from bass guitarist Park Chisolm (Kevin Costner & Modern West) and drummer Richard Medek who shared Josh’s vision for the record. When they first played a session together Josh felt, ‘as if every molecule in the room aligned’.

Josh may only be 24 but he is already able to look back on many successes. His debut 2013 album ‘Josh’, for which he was commended for his intelligent and poignant song writing, showcased a maturity beyond his years. On the live scene he toured through Canada, the US and the UK, reached the semi-finals of Indie Week Canada, built a worldwide fan base and impressed industry peers like John Oates and fellow Rock-‘n’-Roll-Hall-of-Famer Max Weinberg (Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band) – whom he supported in New Jersey.

‘Here’s To Change’ marks a huge development in the creative process for Josh, taking a more traditional Rock ’n’ Roll approach and adding his own modern twists – the outcome is something he is enormously proud of. Josh exclaims, ‘I am so excited for people to hear this!’

Tracklisting

Here’s To Change

The Mirror

After The Fall

Wise Man

Take A Chance With Me

Stay

Me Myself & I

Waiting For The Flood

Tomorrow’s Man

This Life Is Yours

Upcoming Live dates – Summer 2015

London, central - June 3rd - 12 Bar

Balham, London - June 4th - The Bedford

Islington, London - June 5th - O2 Academy2