Bernard Hoskin

Welcome to the web site of Bernard Hoskin, acoustic roots singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Cambridge, England.

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, Isaac Guillory, Phil Beer, Colvin Quarmby, Johnny Dickinson, The Bills, Pete Atkin, Decameron, Dansaul, Hummingbird, June Tabor and the Oysterband and the Amy Wadge Band.

On this site you will find full details of the CDs, complete albums that you can listen to online or download, gig listings and much more. If you are interested in booking me for your venue go to the demo page to hear live recordings or watch videos of gigs.

For quotes from reviews of albums and live performances 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

Oct 18 Opening for Rambling Valentines at The Constitution, Camden

The new album Journeys can be listened to on the Albums page. CDs are now available for 10 post free.

Extract from 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,