Josie Newton is a singer-songwriter from Plymouth, UK, who has been writing, performing and recording for 10 years. From performing across Devon, Cornwall and Bristol to releasing her debut EP Colour Me In, in 2010 to writing music for children for the national Sing Up website in 2010. Josie has also trained as a music leader with Plymouth Music Zone, teaching music to a diverse range of participants, graduated from South West Music School, as well as just completing her BA (Hons) degree in Professional Musicianship in Songwriting at BIMM Bristol.
With a passion for music and the ability it has to inspire, Josie Newton focuses on writing songs with a meaning or a story. Whether writing music to perform herself of writing music for children, Josie is still dedicated to creating music that can inspire anyone to get involved with music.
Here’s a recent acoustic recording of the track ‘Moral Compass’ via Soundcloud. Many other tracks can be listened to here:
And here’s ‘The PMZer Close Up’, an interview with Josie Newton discussing the journey that she went on with Plymouth Music Zone. From participant of the Songwriting Club, to member of TEMPO, the youth forum group, to a music leader apprenticeship to fully trained music leader.