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Latch

Today, I’m releasing a brand new cover song – “Latch” by Disclosure (featuring Sam Smith).

I tried to reimagine this club hit from Disclosure as something you might enjoy on your favorite acoustic playlist in your living room. A pop song, in its power and simplicity, can often have potential to be interpreted in many different genres. Yet, so often we only get to hear the one version. With this interpretation, I wanted to stretch the song to a place that sounds familiar but feels like something new. Without the bass thumping, there’s a tenderness and a vulnerability to the song. In this version, you’re in on the secret – it’s a love song. Someone so consumed by love that they want to latch onto it and never let it go. 

The cover image comes from an photo I captured on Lover’s Bridge in Prague. There were so many locks attached to this bridge, where people from all over the world would come to “lock in their love.” I thought it was a nice fit.

As for the music, my good pal Ty Tuschen played electric guitar on this, including the tasty lead. I sang and played all of the other instruments.

This single is now available everywhere you can consume music – Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon Music, Tidal, iHeart Radio, Pandora, and more.

Here are handy links:
Spotify
Apple Music / iTunes
Amazon Music
YouTube
CD Baby
Deezer

Hope you enjoy it! If you do, please share with others. Thank you!

Watch a Live Video Performance from NLK Studio

Back in October – which btw feels like yesterday – I played at the Gallery opening of NonLinearKnitting Studios. This is a really terrific spot in Jersey City. I’m excited with what is happening with art and music in this space! Here’s a video of me performing, Howlin’. Enjoy.

If you can’t see the embed above, you can get to it via this link: https://youtu.be/TO6mMyBPFzw

Listen to a Recording of My Performance on Banding Together 2018

In case you missed it, you can now stream my performance on www.blowupradio.com as part of Banding Together 2018. On Friday, October 19th I traveled to Blow Up Radio’s HQ to perform as part of Banding Together 2018, a benefit for the Spondylitis Association of America.

Check it out in the embedded player below, or listen directly on SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.com/joshbicknell/josh-bicknell-live-2018-banding-together-webathon-for-spondylitis-association-of-america

Recap: If These Walls Could Talk 10/6/18

I had a fantastic time playing for attentive listeners at the opening of the NonLinear Knitting Studio Gallery. If These Walls Could Talk was a celebration of local art and music and it was a pleasure to play.

In the spirit of the show’s name, I covered Tom Petty’s, “Walls No. 3.” Here is a clip of it from Instagram. (BTW, you can follow me on Instagram @joshbicknell.)

 

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@joshbicknell and his beauo voice singing about these walls. You should probably come hear them #ifthesewallscouldtalk #jcast2018

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If the embed doesn’t work above, you can watch it on Instagram here.

Here was the full setlist.

Great times! Can’t wait to go back to this studio for the next event.

NonLinear Knitting Studio Gallery Opening This Weekend

I’m excited to be playing as part of The Latest Noise Acoustic Showcase at NonLinear Knitting Studio Gallery Opening this weekend in Jersey City. I’ll be performing solo acoustic from 7-8pm on Saturday, October 6th.

Saturday, October 6th 
Solo Acoustic
Nonlinear Knitting Studio Gallery Grand Opening
195 New York Ave. 3E.
Jersey City, NJ 07307
7-8pm

The Hutton – Friday, September 28th

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Join me on Friday night at The Hutton with special guest Ty Tuschen. We’ll play originals, covers, and serenade you as you enjoy delicious food and cocktails in Jersey City.

Friday, September 28th 
Josh Bicknell and Ty Tuschen
The Hutton
225 Hutton Street
Jersey City, NJ 07307
10:30pm-12:30am

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NJ Friends of Clearwater Festival

I am excited to play the NJ Friends of Clearwater Festival on Saturday. The festival is free and is run by a chartible organization founded by Pete Seeger supporting a clean environment.

I will be on the Pete Seeger stage at 4pm on Saturday!

Saturday, September 8th
Solo Acoustic 
Friends of Clearwater Festival
Brookdale Community College
Larrison Hall Commons
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738
4pm on the Seeger Stage 

Learn more and see the full schedule here:
https://www.njclearwater.org/festival.html

Solo Acoustic at Espresso Joe’s – Friday, August 17th

Join me on Friday for a solo acoustic performance at Espresso Joe’s in Keyport, NJ. I love playing this spot because it’s a cozy setting where you can actually sit and listen to live music. Imagine that! : ) I’m happy to be joining the Wag and Don Lee for this one!

Friday, August 17th
Solo Acoustic
Espresso Joe’s
50 West Front Street
Keyport, NJ 07735
7pm The Wag
8pm Josh Bicknell
9pm Don Lee

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