“The Artizans have mastered the merging of classical and modern, resulting in an authentic blend of old and new; and have challenged basic music genres to create their own label of sound.”
Josephine and The Artizans signature HIP-HOPERA style consists of classical strings, operatic vocals, heavy beats and energetic rap.
Classically trained Josephine was growing increasingly tired of the cultural gap between the pop-scene and classical world, so she decided to create something which is neither classical or commercial, but a blend of both. Each member of the band comes from a very different musical background, bringing something unique to the mix by adapting and merging their skills.
Josephine & The Artizans have received wide spread acclaim since supporting bands such as Maximo Park, The Fratellis and Tom Odell on the main-stages of Galtres Parklands and Brownstock festivals, among many others, last summer. The band have received amazingly positive reviews and airplay on national radio stations from such reputable sources as Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music and Premier Radio as well as an overwhelming response from online and printed press, for example Fresh On The Net, Love Music Magazine, Adam Not Eve and The Times. The group have also been creating a buzz with their unforgettable live show in their hometown, London, with performances on the main stage at the massive O2 Islington, the legendary Bush Hall, Brixton’s award winning Hootananny and Camden’s world famous Jazz Cafe, and that’s only counting 2014.
They have a flurry of tour dates around the UK this summer including playing with Tom Jones, Happy Mondays, Buzzcocks and Toploader.