Josh English - Drums, Percussions
Josh English has been making music for 22 years. He won the ProMark Scholarship to the Percussion Art Society's annual Texas Day of Percussion in 1990. Josh was awarded the Tom Ball Regional Arts Council Scholarship to play Timpani in the Tulane Orchestra in 1991. In the summer of 1991, Josh marched snare drum in the Open World Class Drum Corps International competition with Magic of Orlando in Florida. In 1992, Josh moved to Albuquerque and marched in the University of New Mexico's marching band while picking up Reggae gigs with Steele Justice and Brimstone, the Dominican Soca Band. In 1994, Josh moved back to Houston, Texas and picked up gigs with Ethnic Rain, Bacchanal, Lovespoon, Fractal Candle, Resin Day and The Houston Civic Symphony. The first endorsement deal came through affiliations with the Capitol/EMI Tejano artist, Gabriel Candiani. After touring Texas, Josh started to perform with Christian market artist Jeffrey Alan Wade. Continuing with his education in Jazz Lab classes at University of North Texas , he continued his musical odyssey with various bands and Union jazz gigs including the Grove City Band, Houston's hottest funk band. He pursued skills in the studio by working as a drum tech for studio drummers and has recorded with numerous bands of various genres. In 2000, Josh moved back to Albuquerque where he has continued to awe audiences with a wide range of musical influences from jazz to heavy metal. He is a member of the Rio Grande Jazz Society and has been named Musical Ambassador of Orlando, Florida and Seattle, Washington. Josh's wishes to see the world from a thousand thrones, playing to leaders, losers and lovers alike.
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