Josh Lake is a musician, producer and recording engineer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where in 2013 he started his own studio, "Lakehouse Records" where performs, produces and distributes his own records.
He grew up loving heavy Funk, though he didn't know it until his late teens. Listening to golden age of Hip Hop records when he was still in single digits (Big Daddy Kane, Pete Rock & C.L Smooth, Young M.C., etc) those records sampled so many funk and soul artists, they were his classroom!
Fast forward to 2017 where to date he's received 2 GMA Canada Covenant awards (2015 'Seasonal Album of the Year', and 2013 'Instrumental Song of the Year'), and numerous ECMA, Music Nova Scotia and GMA Canada Covenant award nominations.
Along with his funky, tight and veteran live band, in 2016 Josh has had the privilege of playing a monthly residency at renowned music venue The Carleton in Halifax, NS.
Other performance highlights include: Nova Scotia Music Week showcases, Halifax Ribfest, Paul O'Regan Hall at Halifax Central Library, Christmas Tree Lighting events in Sackville, NS for the 8th year consecutively, and numerous other live events throughout Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada.
He's currently working on new music with a single due for release in the Spring 2017! "Funk and Soul the way it's supposed to be done: true, gritty and raw!"
2015 GMA Covenant Award | 'Seasonal Album of the Year' | "40cm Of Funk"
2013 GMA Covenant Award | 'Instrumental Song of the Year' | "Do You Want It?" from "Across 110th Street"
2017 East Coast Music Awards | 'R&B/Soul Album of the Year' | "40cm Of Funk"
2015 GMA Covenant Awards | 'R&B/Urban Song of the Year' & 'Collaboration of the Year' | "40cm Of Funk"
2015 Music Nova Scotia | 'Inspirational Album of the Year', 'Studio Engineer of the Year' & 'Visual Artist of the Year' | "40cm Of Funk" 2014 East Coast Music Awards | 'Soul/R&B Album of the Year', 'Gospel Album of the Year' & 'Album Artwork of the Year' | "Across 110th Street"
2014 Music Nova Scotia Awards | 'Inspirational Album of the Year' & 'Visual Artist of the Year' | "Across 110th Street"
2013 GMA Canada Covenant Award | 'Album Art of the Year' | "Across 110th Street"
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
you don’t know about Josh Lake, you should. He’s got an old soul and
that’s probably why he plays “soul” music. If you like funk, you should
make a point of checking him out in downtown Halifax. What have you got
to lose? Get hip." - Mike Campbell (The Carleton, Halifax, NS)
"...saw Josh Lake last night at the ECMA's....WOW!" - Karen Mair (CBC Radio PEI)