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
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
|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
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:
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, Slatethedisco.com