We first met Josh Crawford whilst running a songwriting workshop at his school. We were impressed by his tenacity and drive to pursue his creative dreams. Already playing drums, piano and guitar, Josh had played around with writing songs, but had a lot of partially finished ideas only.
At 15, Josh joined the Songwriting Course for Kids where he wrote 10 finished songs in 10 weeks. Afterwards he joined The Club then went on to achieve great success including winning Battle of the Bands with his own songs.
With over 40 finished songs and with the feedback from the Course and the Club, Josh knew he wanted more for his songs. He joined Level Up Club to receive 12 months of career mentorship from founder Francesca de Valence around recording and independently releasing his debut single “Cry”, all whilst in Year 11!
“Cry” was written in Week 5 of the 10 week Songwriting Course where Josh received mentorship from Aussie songwriter, Sam Buckingham. Josh says “Contrary to its happy and peaceful tone, the song is about struggling with change and the emotions associated with it.”
We invited Josh to perform his song on ABC Radio, and he went on to receive a grant from Arts Queensland and the Moreton Bay Regional Council to record “Cry” at Ian Haug’s (Powderfinger) Airlock Studios.