ARTIST FEATURE | JOSH BEECH
Josh Beech is a model and singer/songwriter hailing from South East London. He’s signed to various major modeling agencies and has appeared in campaigns and shows for Burberry, Valentino, Thierry Mugler, Diesel and other great brands.
Josh has spent his career experimenting with different bands and musical genres. His main focus now is on his solo project which takes inspiration from folk and soulful rock.
His debut E.P. has an unique sound featuring interesting song writing, structures and instrumentation. Josh’s E.P. can be found here http://apple.co/1fEZnr9.
What are you up to at the moment in terms of music?
"I just released my first ever solo EP 'Fight Strong'!! I also just finished a short run of shows and press in Europe."
Whats your creative process when writing music?
"To be honest it varies with every song. The only thing that remains the same is that I write everything on the acoustic guitar. Sometimes lyrics or a melody come first other time's its a riff..."
When and where did your modeling career begin?
"It began about 8 years ago. I was scouted whilst at a festival in East London. I wasn't keen at all but my mum ended up twisting my arm to go into the agency and meet with Sherrill Smith who had scouted me....... I shot the burberry campaign about a week later!!"
We find it important to create original, quality products and branding that can stand the test of time. As a musician and model do you think it’s possible to have something good and have it last forever? Or do you have to work in a certain way for it to be timeless?
"I think that anything can remain timeless if its good!!! A great song will stand the test of time the same as a amazing leather jacket will remain timeless."
What are you listening to at the moment?
"GARY CLARK JR. That guy is fucking incredible. I literally have been listening to his new live album constantly since it came out. I have also been re-discovering Fleetwood Mac and The Rolling Stones."
What is it about P & Co that appeals to you?
"I love P&Co. Simple,high quality products. I love the lifestyle behind the brand..... its what I am all about!!"
If you were to write a love letter to someone what colour ink would you use and why?
"Black. I don't have a blue pen."
The music industry has changed so much over the years now with masses of music getting uploaded to Soundcloud everyday. Do you think its easier or harder for artists to get signed now? Do you think artists need to sign to a label to be successful?
"I think its just as easy as it ever was to get signed, if your decent at what you do and have a fan base. I don't think you need to be signed anymore though..... not to a major anyway. With hard work, talent and some cash you can do what the majors do yourself."
If you were stuck on a desert island and had to listen to one album for the rest of your life what would it be?
"Paul Simon - Graceland."
If you had to be a character from any film what would it be?
"Sickkkkkkk question. Han Solo, no doubt about it. I have had the same answer to that question since I was 6 years old."
We met up with Josh in LA whilst shooting a collection in California. Josh appears in our latest collection which can be found here.