Josh Schuberth is a Producer, Engineer, Songwriter and Multi-instrumentalist based in Sydney, Australia. At the age of 31 (2015), his career has already been filled with incredible achievements. He has been privileged to work with some of the best songwriters in Australia as both a producer and a session musician. Josh has toured and recorded, both nationally and internationally, with artists such as Josh Pyke, Lenka, Dustin Tebbutt, Shane Nicholson, Alex Lloyd, Brooke Fraser, Tim Freedman, Sara Storer, Graeme Connors, Suzy Connolly, Brett Winterford, Sam Buckingham, Greg Storer, Harry Hookey, Blanche Dubois, Caitlin Harnett, Sarah Humphreys, Genevieve Maynard, Paul Greene, Melanie Horsnell, Tim Ireland and many more.
Josh has gained a reputation throughout his career as a musician who first and foremost serves the song. Never one to be flashy for the sake of being flashy, Josh's approach is one of sensitivity to the song's needs and is often understated. This has given him a reputation amongst singer-songwriters as a musician who can be relied upon to support the song in the most suitable way.
As a producer, Josh is rapidly becoming known for a very similar approach; his sensitivity is not just limited to the needs of an artist's songs, but also to the needs of the artist themselves. Josh's production style is less recognisable for a specific sound than it is for a standard of quality. He endeavors to make each record he produces as unique to the artist as possible, rather than pushing his own "sound".
As a drummer, Josh's approach has become a unique part of his production style. He brings a level of creativity and inventiveness to his drumming that has seen him gain a reputation as an alternative to most traditional drummers. Josh is not afraid to leave the drum kit behind altogether if necessary, using percussive sounds of all kinds to create unique rhythm tracks to serve and compliment a song. This has made a lot of singer-songwriters feel far more comfortable with the idea of drums and percussion on their records, many of whom have felt a certain level of anxiety towards the more "traditional" drum approach, which can often be heavy handed and overpowering in some contexts. He is still able to be assertive and powerful with his drumming when the song requires it, but he is not afraid of playing quietly either, which is often a rare quality in a drummer.
As a multi-instrumentalist Josh has not only played drums as a touring and recording musician, he's also worked extensively as a bass player and guitarist. These skills have made him highly sought after as a touring musician where multi-instrumentalists are becoming more and more in demand. As a producer, these skills have become invaluable, allowing Josh to cover a large amount of the playing required during the production of a record. This has an added bonus of keeping costs down for artists whilst maintaining a high level of musicianship throughout a project.
Josh's engineering skills are the icing on the cake for his clients.
His records have often been given the compliment of sounding "international", standing up to some of the best productions from around the world. The quality of his mixing is rapidly increasing his reputation not only as a producer, but as a mix engineer as well.
In 2012, Josh was recognised by critics for his production work on Suzy Connolly's debut solo album Night Larks. The album received a 4 star review in Rolling Stone Magazine and was voted Album of the Year by Drum Media contributor Chris Familton. The album was also described as Australia's answer to She & Him, as the majority of the instrumentation was played by Josh in the supporting role to the amazing talent of Suzy Connolly. A parallel in this instance was made between the two acts due to Josh's ability to bring Connolly's vision of lush and full arrangements to fruition.