Joshua Belliardo is a 22 year old, Spokane based singer-songwriter whose music has been causing quite a stir in the Inland Northwest for the past four years. There’s no doubt that his smooth guitar and ukulele work and sensational vocals can turn heads, and his original lyrics are truly captivating.
Joshua was born in San Diego, California but eventually moved with his family to Spokane, Washington. He started in music doing hip-hop, writing his own short verses and doing speed-rap covers. It wasn’t until he was around 16 or 17 that he actually wrote an entire song in the hip-hop genre. However, he never really took an interest in sharing his music until 4 years ago when he purchased his first ukulele as way to express himself. He didn’t know any chords and remembers going online to find a tuner so he could put it in tune to strum it. However, he had a strong desire to learn and develop with the instrument. Within the first week of having that ukulele, he wrote his first song titled “I’m in love”.
With 90 original acoustic-pop songs in total, Joshua has given countless impressive performances in the Spokane area. He’s headlined two shows at the Spokane Transit Authority plaza, where Wall street was re-routed to accommodate the stage. His profile was also featured in every STA bus. Other notable performances include a show at the Knitting Factory, Patsy Clark Mansion and an opening set for pop-punk duo This Wild Life.
Joshua’s ultimate ambition is to provide his audiences with music that is relatable, no matter what trials and tribulations they may be facing. He recently finished recording a 5 song EP that’s currently available on all major digital outlets. (iTunes, Spotify, GooglePlay, AmazonMusic)