Josaka 12th birthday

Posted: Sat, 12 Mar 2011

It’s been an exciting year for us at Josaka; we’ve had numerous releases, bands racking up festival appearances all summer and national airplay for every single we released during 2010. It’s no wonder we want to celebrate and we’ll be doing just that on Saturday 12 March 2011 at South Street in Reading.

The Josaka 12th Birthday party will be opened by Lights a new band that are something of a Berkshire super-group featuring former members of Hello Wembley and Circus Sands.

Second up are brother-in-law duo and 8-bit pioneers MidiMidis who return after receiving great acclaim playing the event last year. MidiMidis have had an amazing 12 months with a BBC Maida Vale session, a single on Josaka which gained XFM and Radio 1 airplay and televised performances at Reading and Leeds festivals. They rounded 2010 of by securing a publishing deal with BMG. 

Reading based folkster Ben Marwood takes up proceedings coming off the back of a full UK tour promoting his debut album which is out on Xtra Mile Recordings (Reuben, Frank Turner, Beans on Toast). Ben has worked with Josaka over the last 3 years releasing both his own and other people’s music under the moniker Broken Tail and so nothing makes Josaka more delighted than to have him back celebrating his success.

SixNationState whose self titled debut album was a top 20 indie hit in 2007 are fourth on. After the departure of their bassist and a long break from recording and touring the band started work on the follow up during 2010, Josaka are delighted to announce they’ll be working with SixNationState to release their second album and can promise they’re back at their brilliant best live.

Kicking off his UK tour we’re very lucky to have Mr Fogg headlining and performing tracks from his debut album ‘Moving Parts’ with a full band. Mr Fogg has been showered with critical acclaim and the video to his song Answerphone has been a viral hit. Live sessions for Radio 1 and 2 and regular production credits are making him a force to be reckoned with.

The details

Who: Mr Fogg + SixNationState + Ben Marwood + MidiMidis + Lights
Date: Saturday 12 March 2011
Time: Doors 19.00, first band 19:30
Venue: South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU
Tickets: On sale now: £7.50 from Reading Arts box office via 0118 960 6060 or online at booking fees may apply. Direct booking link:

Hi-res image downloads (for press use)

Mr Fogg

Ben Marwood (please credit Ben Morse)


For Lights or SixNationState images please contact us.

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