Under The Influence presents Josh Pyke plus special guests Pylo
Josh Pyke is one of Australia’s premier singer/songwriters. Known for his ability to weave intelligent lyrics with warm melodies and quirky song structures, Pyke is a modern-day storyteller whose unique and evocative use of both words and music places him in a league of his own.
Josh’s breakthrough single was Middle of the Hill, which made it to #19 on triple j’s 2005 Hottest 100 countdown and appeared on his debut release, a mini album entitled Feeding The Wolves.
Josh followed up Feeding The Wolves with the 2007 release of his debut album Memories & Dust, which hit the ARIA chart at #4. The Gold record, hailed a “classic” by The Daily Telegraph and “world-class” by The Age, was acclaimed by critics and fans alike. It took out three ARIA Awards and was nominated for a J Award.
His second album Chimney’s Afire debuted at #3 on the ARIA chart, won an ARIA Award and achieved Gold sales, which was followed by the 2011 release of Josh’s third album, Only Sparrows.
Last July saw the release of Josh’s fourth studio album The Beginning And The End Of Everything; a record that explores ideas of desire, death and legacy. For Josh these are the beginning and the end of all decisions made in his life and, as with previous albums, a record of a period of time in his life. Recorded with John Castle (The Bamboos, Washington and The Drones), Josh regards The Beginning And The End Of Everything as his most personal release to date.
Featuring singles “Leeward Side” and “Warm in Winter”, the album debuted at #7 on the ARIA albums chart, making it the singer’s fourth top-10 ARIA album in a row.
Josh has since completed three national tours, selling out venues across the country, and is set to complete a UK tour at the end of the year.
In addition to his musical endeavours, Josh is an ambassador for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and has recently reached his goal of raising $50,000 for the organisation through his Busking for Change charity event.