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Professional singer/songwriter, sound technician and published writer from Adelaide, Australia.

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Who is Josh Forner?

Josh Forner is a singer/songwriter in a modern folk tradition who resides in Adelaide, South Australia. He has a rich history in live stage performance and currently sits on the board of the Songwriters, Composers And Lyricists Association (SCALA).

Secondarily, he applies his talents to both live sound and studio sound engineering, as well as being a published writer, and MC and event producer.

An all-round creative - just don't ask him to draw you anything!

Services offered

Live Original Music

Boasting a songbook of over 70 original songs on regular rotation, and two major releases, Josh delivers an emotive-driven blend of folk, pop and southern rock style originally penned tunes.

Live Covers

With a repertoire of 100+ songs which is still growing, a steady selection of certified classics next to radio songs of the past 2 decades, it'll be sure to add a vibrant atmosphere to any event.

Specialising in nostaligic hits from the 70's, 80's & 90's.

Hosting & MC Services

Scared of public speaking? Josh has you covered. With a history of hosting live events, any brief is welcomed! From live shows to corporate events, a gleaming smile and a quick wit covers all your bases!

Sound Production

With a long history of live production in boutique Melbourne venues, plus the pleasure of being the in-house engineer at Confession Port Adelaide in 2023 & 2024 you can be sure to receive a crafted and individualised experience for your sound engineering needs.


Forner is a published writer available for hire for interviews, op-eds, informative articles and much more!

He has been published in the online Mental Health magazine "The OC87 Recovery Diaries"

Samples of other work are availble upon request.


Performance Photos

A collection of live photos during recent performances



The shorthand truth

Josh Forner is an two-time Australian Songwriting Contest short-listed artist originally from Melbourne who has shared the stage with some heavyweight names such as Courtney Barnett, Emilee South, Skyscraper Stan, The Weeping Willows, Anna Cordell, Tash Sultana, Marlon Williams and many more.

His sound has evolved to be richly emotive and vocal-driven, whilst still harbours the dark elements of early works, whilst subtly blending a more pop-focused approach to his newer arrangements. Forner released his first album, the 11 track full-length LP, ‘Leading to Nowhere,’ in March 2013 combining stories of love, heartbreak, young adult fantasy, social conscience and self-proclaimed “tragedy-folk”.

His multitude of life experiences have become evident in the next phaseof his songwriting, which culminated in a move to Adelaide in early 2020. He continues to work towards the creation and release of his second full-length album, ‘A Crooked Point of View.’
The result is an emotional and heartfelt performance - with plenty of ups and downs - which leaves the listener connected, inspired and whole.

Web: www.joshforner.com
Email: joshfornermusic@gmail.com
Facebook: joshforner – Instagram: @joshfornermusic

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