Middlesbrough indie, folk singer-songwriter Joe Ramsey burst onto the scene in 2018, and the burgeoning newcomers' second release of 2020 looks to continue the momentum he has built so far, with ‘The Hardest Part’. Written about how the beginning of; a relationship, a new job, anything that is a fresh part of your life, can be the most challenging aspect, this song relates to all situations and how running away from it is the worst thing you can do.
Having secured BBC Introducing ‘Track of the Week’ as well as acclaim from EARMILK, Words for Music and Fame Magazine among others so far this year, Joe’s raw songwriting combined with his classic, indie sound is gaining attention.
Coming from a heavily musical background; with a grade 8 pianist and a choir singer for parents, it was impossible for Joe not to fall into the melodic atmosphere that surrounded him. Disinterested in trends to garner popularity, he lets his timeless approach to music fully define his character, with that character being an inspired artist with a natural affinity for songwriting.
Although, it wasn’t until his early 20s that Ramsey picked up both a pen and his guitar to write his first ever song, taking him only a mere two hours. Since then, he now writes all the time, finding himself rushing off to car parks and bathrooms to record lyrics and melodies that have unexpectedly caught him off guard.
Writing all of his own material, Joe’s emotive lyricism focuses on major life events and the feelings they trigger. From topics of divorce and mental health to the simple thought of existing in today’s modern world, Joe curates songs relatable to all whilst drawing from his own experiences.
With an eclectic string of influences from The Police, Ryan Adams, Elton John, John Mayer and Ben Howard; Joe has now found his own, individual indie, folk sound with him being likened to major artists such as Liam Gallagher, Jake Bugg and Catfish and the Bottlemen.
After a storming show with his newly formed band at his biggest headline show to date on February 28th, as well as showcasing his own virtual tour in light of the current situation - 2020 is shaping up to be Joe’s most exciting year yet.
“Joe Ramsey perfectly encapsulates the genuine modern troubadour. With his pensive aperture dialed up and delivered with a heavy dose of indie anthemia, it's hard not get swept up in the energy.” EARMILK
“Joe makes putting a song together relatively easy, but that’s just individual talent and quite clearly songwriting is his strong point, with the song melodically travelling with ease.” Words for Music
“We promise it’ll have you hitting repeat more times than you can keep track of” Popped Music
“Very impressed by what I’ve heard from Joe” Charlie Ashcroft, Amazing Radio
The Police, John Mayer, Ryan Adams, Ben Howard.