Indie singer/songwriter Joe Ramsey’s first single of 2020 brings a new direction in sound, with ‘Fork in the Road’

Middlesbrough indie, folk singer-songwriter Joe Ramsey’s first single of 2020 brings a new direction in sound compared to previous releases, with the explosive ‘Fork in the Road’. With a classic, indie, anthemic sound reflecting on the toughest decision he ever had to make in his life, this track is a hard-hitting reminder of how we will all come across our own difficult choices.


Coming from a heavily musical background; with a grade 8 pianist and a choir singer for parents, it was impossible for Joe not to fall into the melodic atmosphere that surrounded him. His musical surroundings led to him to reluctantly learning the piano at age 12 however, it was the guitar in which Joe had an itching to master. Although, it wasn’t until his early 20s that Ramsey picked up both a pen and his guitar to write his first ever song, taking him only a mere two hours. Since then, he now writes all the time, finding himself rushing off to car parks and bathrooms to record lyrics and melodies that have unexpectedly caught him off guard.

Writing all of his own material, Joe’s emotive lyricism focuses on major life events and the feelings they trigger. From topics of divorce and mental health to the simple thought of existing in today’s modern world, Joe curates songs relatable to all whilst drawing from his own experiences. 

With an eclectic string of influences from The Police, Ryan Adams, Elton John, John Mayer and Ben Howard; Joe has now found his own, individual indie, folk sound with him being likened to major artists such as Liam Gallagher, Jake Bugg and Catfish and the Bottlemen.

With a number of hometown headline shows under his belt as well as festival appearances at Hit the North in Newcastle among others in 2019, 2020 is set to be Joe’s most exciting year yet – starting with his biggest headline show to date at The Georgian Theatre in Stockton on February 28th.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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