Josh Cohen is a pianist residing in Melbourne, Australia.
A childhood of classical tuition that later expanded into jazz and improvisation at a tertiary level underscores Josh’s sound and playing, with wide influences including Radiohead, Sigur Rós, José González, Bill Evans, and Debussy.
Fighting the boredom of playing background music for wedding receptions during his university days, Josh instead used the hundreds of hours at the keys to explore some of his favourite songs in endlessly evolving and creative ways. This meditative and highly improvised approach to playing was the impetus for his YouTube channel, where he has presented idiosyncratic covers of Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Sigur Rós and David Bowie.
Josh consistently embarks into unknown territory despite the familiarity of the songs, and it is this combination of comfort and surprise that has resonated with listeners, garnering millions of views and instigating deeply personal commentary from listeners around the globe.
With the blessing of the band’s management, Josh has secured the rights to publish a solo piano songbook of his improvised Radiohead arrangements, due for release in May, 2019, alongside a series of live performances.