Bernard Hoskin

Bernard Hoskin

Welcome to the web site of Bernard Hoskin, acoustic roots singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Cambridge, England. I am an experienced performer and live play a mixture of original songs, traditional folk and covers on 6 and 12 string guitar and mandola.

There is a diverse range of influences that go to create my distinctive and original sound which is based upon English songwriting and world music rhythms as well as the more common folk, country and blues styles.

I have released 9 CDs and opened for people such as Bert Jansch, Martin Carthy, Harvey Andrews, John Renbourn and Jacqui McShee, Clive Gregson, Phil Beer, Colvin Quarmby, Johnny Dickinson, Pete Atkin, June Tabor and the Oysterband, Dougie MacLean, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, Megson, Carrivick Sisters and the Amy Wadge Band.

For quotes from reviews of albums and live performances click here

If you are interested in booking me for your event you can watch videos on the demo page

For publicity material click here
For the web page for the new trio Crooked Tree click here
For the web page for the duo with Rhys Wilson click here

Feb 8 Songwriters at Carpenter Arms, Cambridge

The new album "Journeys" can be listened to on the Albums page. CDs are now available for 10 post free.
"Under The Influence", my tribute to the singer/songwriters and guitarists from the late 1960s and early 1970s who inspired me is available as a free download here.

Extract from a review of Journeys in R2 Magazine:
"Hoskin has a good voice which is pleasant to listen to throughout the album. He also uses a variety of expression and dynamics in his singing, and is not afraid to stretch his range, which is to be applauded. The vibe seemed to me akin to that of early 70s British and American singer-songwriters and the gentler U.S. West Coast bands, yet the subject matter seems firmly rooted in these isles. I was very happy to join him on the lengthy but worthwhile journeys."

Review of a recent live performance at Acoustic Routes:
"Singer, songwriter and guitarist Bernard performs songs with the unhurried, slightly wistful, airy, summery feel of classic 60s folk singer-songwriters, creating a reflective, gentle and fundamentally positive space, which it was a treat to inhabit during his deservedly well-received set." - Rychard Carrington,
Under The Influence

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