Josh Pyke is one of Australia’s premier singer/songwriters. Known for his ability to weave intelligent lyrics with warm melodies and quirky song structures, Pyke is a modern-day storyteller whose unique and evocative use of both words and music places him in a league of his own.
Josh’s breakthrough single was Middle of the Hill, which made it to #19 on triple j’s 2005 Hottest 100 countdown and appeared on his debut release, a mini album entitled Feeding The Wolves.
Josh followed up Feeding The Wolves with the 2007 release of his debut album Memories & Dust , which hit the ARIA chart at #4. The Gold record, hailed a “classic” by The Daily Telegraph and “world-class” by The Age, was acclaimed by critics and fans alike. It took out three ARIA Awards and was nominated for a J Award.
His second album Chimney’s Afire debuted at #3 on the ARIA chart, won an ARIA Award and achieved Gold sales. Josh then followed this up with the 2011 release of his third album, Only Sparrows.
July 2014 saw the release of Josh’s fourth studio album The Beginning And The End Of Everything. Featuring singles “Leeward Side” and “Warm in Winter”, the album debuted at #7 on the ARIA albums chart.
Showing no signs of slowing down any time soon, Josh Pyke released his fifth album But For All These Shrinking Hearts on July 31, 2015. The release debuted at #2 on the ARIA chart, making it his highest debut placement and fifth top-10 release in a row.
One of Pyke’s long time dreams was realized in early 2015 when he played two special Sold Out shows at the Sydney Opera House backed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. The live recordings of this performance was released on 1 July 2016 and had two weeks at #1 on the ARIA Classical charts.
Throughout his momentous career Josh has received four ARIA Awards, with a further nine nominations, and has had nine songs appear in triple j’s Hottest 100 countdowns.