Introducing UK Singer-Songwriter Alexander Joseph
Alexander Joseph has spent his life juggling his two passions of music & sport. As a musician he cut his teeth performing on the open mic scene around the city of Bath, whilst touring the UK with a covers band. His commitment to sport stems from his time competing on the international tennis circuit & his more recent coaching roles within Paralympic sport.
Joseph has gone on to release several tracks in support of various sport & educational charities and has been a regular performer at Bath's Oxjam festival. He also appeared on Channel 4's 'Superhumans' show in the lead up to the 2016 Paralympic Games - where he performed his wheelchair basketball inspired anthem 'GB 365'. You may have also heard his wheelchair tennis inspired song 'A Racket In Hand' whilst sat watching the tennis on Henman Hill at Wimbledon!
Alexander Joseph remains committed to channelling important & heartfelt messages through his music. 2020 has seen the release of Not Defeated - a song about overcoming adversity & persevering through the challenging times. You'll also be able to check out his EP ‘Broken But Beautiful' from 4th September, which draws inspiration from his experiences of fatherhood, mental health, faith, friendship, the loss of a loved one & the need for relentless determination when we pursue our aspirations.
Joseph recently released his EP ‘Broken But Beautiful’
Let’s delve into the inspiration behind two of the tracks on this 5-track EP in Joseph’s own words…
‘What Fathers Do’ is the first track on my new EP ‘Broken But Beautiful’. I wrote this song to capture the wild and wonderful journey of fatherhood and also to reflect on the responsibility and privilege it is to have children. I’m pretty sure I learn as much from them as they do from me!
Whilst there have been many sleepless nights, stinky nappy changes, completely unjustified temper tantrums & the occasional grazed knee or two, nothing compares to witnessing their enthusiasm for life & appreciation of the simple things!
This beautiful world might be full of expectation, pressure and uncertainty, so all I can do is encourage them to be who they want to be and love them all the way!
I hope you enjoy the song and if you’re a fellow dad or parent perhaps you might be able to relate to it?!
‘Waiting For You’ is the forth track on my EP ‘Broken But Beautiful’. This song is a tribute to my incredible grandmother who persevered through so much hardship, yet never lost her sense of humour and always believed in me.
Born and raised in Poland, she overcame all odds when she escaped from Auschwitz concentration camp towards the end of World War Two. Leaving her parents behind she spent months in hiding before making her way over to England, where she settled in London and started a family.
If it wasn’t for her bravery and resilience I wouldn’t be here today and I can’t begin to imagine the suffering she witnessed whilst inside.
‘Babcia’ this one is for you and I know you’re looking down on us from a better place.