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Meet Josh Lambert

Today we’d like to introduce you to Josh Lambert.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Josh. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I started my music career as a theatre kid. Growing up in the Bay Area, I was apart of an organization called CMT and they were a well-renowned children’s theatre company. Being in multiple shows taught me stage presence and vocal training. I also took guitar lessons for several years too. When I was in high school, I started freestyling with my friends for fun. Sitting in the car, throwing on random instrumentals and my friends would toss out topics for me to rap about. I knew I had a talent for it so I started writing sixteens in the studio and testing out my sound. Early on, I started releasing music on Soundcloud and got some local traction. I had people doubting me at every corner but that was fuel to my fire. After a year of releasing music, I got booked to play at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz. It was an awesome night! Hearing the crowd chant my name gave me this unreal feeling I knew this is what I wanted to do from here on out.

Every artist evolves in one way or another, and my music back then was extremely different from where I’m at now. Moving to LA, I originally enrolled at Chapman University but found myself still making music every day and not too interested in my business classes. I dropped out and told myself I need to make music my life. Since then, I’ve learned a lot about myself and my sound. Last year in Burbank, I was surrounded by extremely talented producers and being able to watch them create sounds from scratch motivated me to start learning how to produce. Fast forward to now, I signed a PR Deal with Trend and have completely rebranded myself as a self-produced artist not limited by genre. I’ve become more selective about my marketing tactics and how I push my content. I’m very confident 2020 will be a great year.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I’m extremely grateful to come from a great family who supports me in making music. It’s really awesome to get calls from my parents when they are ecstatic regarding a new track. I’ve even gotten my mom into some of my hip hop material and to me, that is an accomplishment.

In the beginning, my biggest struggle was just realizing very few wanted to see me win, but they also didn’t know anything about me. Most saw a jock attempting to make music and didn’t think I’d make it this far. I’ve always been someone that accomplishes whatever I set my mind to. The moment I decided music was my future, I knew I had to do everything in my power to make that happen. In high school, I was rapping about unrealistic topics and some of the music wasn’t truly authentic. I’ve matured and evolved emotionally which has brought a lot of different elements into my songs that give it a different feel.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I’m an independent artist with the motto “Never give up”. What sets me apart from everyone else is my versatility and drive. I’m motivated to reach my goals and execute with precision. I can create music of all genres and I enjoy incorporating live music into my production. In 2020, I want to learn how to play the flute, violin, and eventually the sax. I think these are long lost instruments that need to be brought back into mainstream music.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
Making my family happy with my music. Going to family reunions and having relatives and younger kids saying they listen to my music and love it is a great feeling. This is a more sentimental accolade and has more of an emotional impact on me.

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Profile Pic: Ethan Do; Rest of the pics: Danny Robak

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