MP! Interviews: We chat to Josh Herbert about inspiration, Ed Sheeran and calling his crush mommy!

We recently introduced you to Mr Josh Herbert, a singer-songwriter with gorgeously tattooed arms and a voice that pleases our ears greatly. We’ve managed to catch up with the man himself to have a chinwag.

What first got you into wanting to be a singer/songwriter?

In 5th grade (10 years old) my friend brought in a guitar for show and tell. I instantly fell in love with guitar and started singing along to little tunes I’d write shortly after learning guitar.

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Which artists influence you?

Butch Walker, Ryan Adams, James Taylor, The Beach Boys.

Do you remember the first gig you’ve ever played?

Yes, it was at a Starbucks in Wexford my home town just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. I was about 12 years old at the time and had a band called ‘Restraining Order’ hahaha.

How would you describe your sound?

My sound is acoustic melody driven with personal lyric and emotion. I love pop music so I seem to be able to come up with catchy choruses but tone them down to fit my style.

What was the first concert you ever attended?


How would you describe your fans?

My fans are everything to me they are cool, sweet, funny, determined and inspiring. I try and connect with as many as I can through my social media!

If you could tour with any artist in the world who would it be and why?

Ed Sheeran, He is a gifted singer/songwriter and I love his music. I think we would chill pretty well together too haha.

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No laptop or no phone?

No laptop

Pop punk or pop rock?

Pop Rock

One Direction or 5 Seconds of Summer?

1D all the way I LOVE THEM!

Disney or Pixar?


Accidentally call your crush “mom” or sneeze over your favourite singer/band?

Calling my crush mommy!

Thanks Josh! You can pre-order Josh’s debut album by clicking right here. Want more Josh? Let us know over on @maximumpop

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