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Joshua Piche is a Manitoba born singer, guitarist and  songwriter who started music at a young age. He grew up in a household where family jam nights fed his passion for music. After picking up the guitar at age 7, Joshua soon became familiar with country, folk, and blues. His inspirations include B.B. King, Paul Butterfield, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. In his youth he studied with many Winnipeg greats including Murray Pulver(The Crash Test Dummies, Doc Walker) Bill Wallace(The Guess Who). and David Letkeman(The Winnipeg Classical Guitar Society) . He is an alumnus of The Brandon University School Of Music where he studied under Greg Gatien & Michael Cain and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Studies Performance.

Joshua now makes a living in Toronto ON as a performing and recording artist. He is the guitarist and musical director of the multi award winning band ‘Irene Torres and The SugarDevils’ He is also the musical director for R&B/Soul singer ‘Shahi teruko’, guitarist for  The Julian Taylor Band, and can be seen playing regularly with country recording artist Nicole Rayy. He is also the front-man and guitarist for the Toronto based trio ‘Pug Tony’. His compositions can be heard regularly on CBC Radio, Sirius Xm Radio, & Jazz FM 91.1. 

 

“Great guitar player, songwriter, captivating entertainer & musical director.  Always a pleasure to work with.” -Irene Torres (Irene Torres & The SugarDevils)

“Josh is a real monster musician, and affable in the extreme.” -Julian Taylor (The Julian Taylor Band)

“Working with Joshua Piche was such a breath of fresh air. It’s rare to find a music director who is patient, precise, and who also executes each melody just the way you need! Let’s just say I know who my “go to” is when putting a show together in such short notice as I had to. He nailed every song I threw at him. It was very impressive.” -Selena Moreno  (BTS Project, American Idol Finalist)

“No musical director compares to Josh Piche!  Not only is he an extremely gifted musician, but his songwriting is heartfelt and always filled with soul.  The quality of my projects always increase when Josh Piche is involved and I’m lucky to work with him.”    -Shahi Teruko (The Shahi Teruko Band)

“It is such a pleasure to work with Josh! He is an extremely talented musician and is always professional. I know I can trust his opinion from arranging a song to putting a set list together. He is a strong leader and when he’s on a gig I never have to worry because I know things will run smoothly.”      -Nicole Rayy

 

Photo Credit: David McDonald