Guitar and Vocals Josh Holmes
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Indiana native and Chicago area favorite, Josh Holmes, melds guitar-driven rock and roll with insightful lyrics and no-holds-barred live performances. The dynamic performances vary in format from playing solo, to the high energy and sound of his full band shows. The band has been described as "impressively cohesive and a group beyond their years." Reviews like these, combined with an ever-growing fan base, it is no wonder that this project has left such a huge impression on his fans.

Singer/songwriter Holmes was raised on Motown and rock and roll. His musical style manages to reflect his varied influences including artists such as; Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, Smokey Robinson, and the Temptations, while maintaining a modern sound. Part rock and roll troubadour and part guitar prodigy, the self-taught Holmes puts on energetic, eclectic, and extremely entertaining live performances. A typical show includes solid musicianship interspersed with humor, rock and roll history lessons, improvisations, and audience participation. Whether you catch Josh Holmes solo or with his band, you are guaranteed an exciting musical experience. It is these live performances that have made Josh Holmes a favorite throughout the Midwest.

Josh Holmes started touring and recording original music in 1998 releasing four CDs under his group name, The Josh Holmes Band, leading to thousands of CD sales.

November 2003 marked a change in the direction of Holmes when he released his first solo album under his own name, Josh Holmes, entitled, A Table 4 One. The launch was coordinated with a national radio market release, where it was extremely well received with numerous songs added to radio's current rotation. A Table 4 One created a buzz among the commercial radio market and was picked up at popular Chicago, Indianapolis, New York, Tampa, Hawaii, San Diego and Atlanta commercial stations. This radio exposure, combined with the success of Josh's CD at popular internet music sites ended up attracting Sony Pictures/ABC network to incorporate Josh's song "Greener On the Other Side" into the season finale of their popular series, "Beautiful People." All of this success would catch the eye of numerous record labels, and in 2004, Josh ended up signing a deal with Oarfin Records stationed in Minneapolis, MN.

After the success of A Table 4 One, Josh would tour relentlessly for the next five years around the US, sharing the stage with bands such as The Bodeans, Sister Hazel, Brett Michaels, Virginia Coalition, Marshall Tucker Band, The Doobie Brothers, Rusted Root, the Crickets, among dozens of other national acts. After his seventh and eighth cd releases in 2008, the following year would mark a well deserved break for Josh, as he had previously averaged over 200 shows a year spanning a decade.

Josh continues to write songs and is planning to go back into the studio sometime in 2010. Looking to return to the stage again on a more frequent basis, Holmes has secured several dates in the Chicagoland area, one of which is an opening slot for Huey Lewis and the News in April of 2010. More recently, Josh will be sharing the stage with Bobby Hendricks? Drifters, Freddy Cannon, Charlie Gracie, Tommy Allsup and Dickey Lee at the annual ?50s in February? event held in Clearlake, Iowa, commerating the lives of fallen rock legends Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, and the Big Bopper.
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