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Tash Sultana is a young, dynamic Melbourne artist. At just twenty-one years of age, Tash is creating waves and generating massive street buzz by playing sold out shows all over the World. Tash has made a name for herself busking on the streets of Melbourne and having homemade videos go viral getting millions of views online.
Since having her hands wrapped around a guitar at the age of three, the self taught artist quickly developed her own unique style that has people lining up to see her perform live. Her vocal shines with a magical quality, she has a natural gift for melody and her virtuosic guitar playing is from another planet.
Tash’s carefully crafted, edgy, multi-instrumental pieces featuring beat boxing, unique guitar work and percussion styled finger tapping, has left sold out audiences in awe. The young, one-woman powerhouse is having a huge year - Tash has already sold out her entire World tour and being added to dozens of high profile festivals including Laneway 2017. Both singles ‘Jungle’ and ’Notion’ were quick to receive high rotation on national broadcaster triple j plus garner an impressive response from various online media outlets around the world. With her six-track “Notion EP” due for release Sep 23 via her very own independent label “Lonely Lands Records”, the sky is the limit for one of Australia’s hottest young acts.
Every now and then, a local artist emerges who has an undeniable, palpable and infectious momentum, and 21 year-old Josh Cashman definitely fits into that exclusive category. Hailing from Gippsland in Country Victoria, Josh gave up a promising football career to pursue his real passion - music.
Humble by nature, Josh began posting low-fi Facebook videos, skillfully interweaving layers of electronic textures and sublime loops with his acoustic folk originals. Word spread quickly, which saw the unassuming videos often reach thousands of views within the first 24 hours. Josh took the opportunity to release his first single Running, in July 2015, to a sold-out crowd at Shebeen. He’s now amassed over 20,000 fans across all social media platforms, a number which continues to grow daily. His follow-up single Patience has been streamed over 220,000 times on Spotify.
Packing out venues wherever he goes, thanks to his fiercely loyal fanbase, the gifted self-taught musician has also sold-out revered Melbourne venues including The Worker’s Club and Penny Black, as well as a residency at Ding Dong Lounge.
In August, Josh locked himself away in the studio with lauded producer Jan Skubiszewski (John Butler Trio, The Cat Empire, ILLY). The result is an upcoming EP, mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sounds (David Bowie, Foo Fighters, The Weeknd). The 5 new tracks evoke a newfound sense of confidence and maturity. The first single Wishful Imagery was released on September 30, with two accompanying single launches in Melbourne and Sydney, the former having sold out.
Josh is preparing for another heavy summer touring schedule, as well as supporting Tash Sultana on her US tour in February 2017.
With a work ethic that comes as naturally as his talent, the sky’s the limit for a promising, exciting act like Josh Cashman.
“At only 21 years old, his journey is still full of grand and bewildering possibility, and his excitement for what lies ahead is palpable… Cashman is not only a friendly fellow to chat with; he is a talent whose evolution is unfolding as we speak.” – Adam Norris, Beat Magazine.
“The young musician from Melbourne, with his emotion-filled nature, is comparable to that of Ed Sheeran. (Patience) is a beautiful tune about moving on, made majestic with his falsetto-filled harmonies to end. A real stunner of a song, to say the least.” Sara Tamim, Vulture Magazine.
“If Matt Corby, in his busking era, and Mat McHugh of the Beautiful Girls toyed in celestial coitus, their celestial child would be Josh Cashman.” – Alex Medd, wickeddchildd.com