Josh Rouse Tickets

The Boileroom, Guildford
Thursday 12th Jul 2018 7:00pm
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“Like a baseball player who quietly hits 30 home runs every year or a golfer who regularly finishes in the Top Ten, Josh Rouse's continued streak of excellence is easy to ignore and maybe even downplay a little” -- Tim Sendra, Allmusic.com

You don’t have to work hard to enjoy Rouse’s music. His songs present themselves to you with an open heart, an innate intelligence and an absolute lack of pretension. They are clear-eyed, empathetic and penetrating. Without pandering, they seek to satisfy both your ear and your understanding. The verses draw you in with telling detail, both musical and thematic, and the choruses lift and deliver. They resolve without seeming overly tidy or pat.

Josh Rouse was born in Nebraska, and following an itinerant upbringing he eventually landed in Nashville where he recorded his debut Dressed Like Nebraska (1998). The album’s acclaim led to tours with Aimee Mann, Mark Etzel and the late Vic Chestnut. The followup- Home (2000)—yielded the song “Directions” which Cameron Crowe used in his film Vanilla Sky.

“Every time I’ve made a record, I’ve tried to make it different from the last one,” says Rouse. “I always became fascinated by a different style of music. But at the end of the day, no matter how eclectic I try to make it, it’s my voice and melodic sensibility that tie things together.”

For his breakthrough album, 1972 (2003), which happens to be the year he was born, Rouse decided to cheer up a bit. Noting that he’d earned a reputation for melancholy, he says, with a laugh, “I figured this is my career, I might as well try to enjoy it.” While the Seventies are often identified with singer-songwriters, Rouse was primarily attracted to the warmer sound of albums back then, as well as the more communal feel of the soul music of that time. The follow up, Nashville (2005) continued the hot streak and expanded his audience further.

After relocating to Valencia, Spain with his wife Paz, Rouse has released a steady stream of high quality songs and albums. Subtitulo (2006) contained the international indie folk hit "Quiet Town". On El Turista(2010) he even experimented with writing and singing some songs in Spanish. In 2014, he won a Goya Award (the Spanish equivalent of an Oscar) for best song for "Do You Really Want To Be In Love," from the film 'La Gran Familia Española.'

His most recent release, The Embers of Time, was one of his strongest—self-described as “my surreal, ex-pat, therapy record.” Charles Pitter astutely noted in Pop Matters. “The critics may long for drama and scandal, but The Embers of Time often demonstrates that a simple life could be for the best.”

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The Boileroom team are curators of emerging, national and local music, community and creative arts events since 2006.
When the venue was first founded in 2006; the team were committed to bringing some of the most diverse and talented artists across all genres of contemporary music.
Twelve years on, and the venue has grown from their driving principle to create an inclusive space for all walks of life to enjoy the culture of live music.
The venue nurtures the future leaders of the music industry as well as emerging artists; and former employees and interns have gone on to become CEOs, A&Rs, Production Managers, TMs, touring sound engineers, booking agents, and so much more.

ARTISTS
10 Mercury Music nominated artists, BBC 2 Folk Award Winners, MOBO Award Winners, Ivor Novello Award Winners, BBC Sound Of Artists, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees.
Over the years we’ve had Ed Sheeran, Foals, The Bronx, Marmozets, First Aid Kit, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Fairport Convention, The 1975, Bastille, David 'Ram Jam' Rodigan OBE, Lucy Rose, Wolf Alice, Sugarhill Gang, Lee Scratch Perry, You Me At Six, Declan McKenna, Laura Veirs; and The Amazons to name a few.
AWARDS
Music Week Spirit of the Scene award 2018 // Best Entertainment Venue: Best Bar None Awards 2017 // Best Entertainment Venue: Best Bar None 2016 // Best Entertainment venue: Surrey Life awards 2016 // Overall winner and Best Independent Pub: Best Bar None awards 2015 // Trude Adler Award: John Connell Awards 2010.

VENUE CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Steve Lamacq BBC6 Music show’s live broadcast for IVW 2018 at The Boileroom // M.D Dominique Frazer included in Wegottickets Indie 50 2017 // Live tracks recorded at the venue for IVW 2018 first live LP for Record Store Day 2018 // 100th venue to achieve bronze status for Attitude Is Everything charter of best practice

EXTERNAL EVENTS
Always The Sun Festival in Stoke Park, Guildford, Vintage Guildford markets at Guildford Cathedral and Holy Trinity Church; Lewis Watson at St Mary's Church, Martin Carthy & David Swarbrick at Holy Trinity Church; curating stages at Magic Summer Live 2013, Redfest, Staycation Live, the Guildford Beer Festival; Guildford Artist and Makers Festival; and Neverworld.

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