Josh Mover is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work is marked by a deep appreciation for wordplay, the absurd, music and comedic timing. He is a graduate of Humber College’s post-graduate certificate program in Television Writing and Producing. In addition, he has completed several courses in comedy writing at the legendary Second City, under the guidance of Canadian actor Ron Pederson. After having worked in film and TV for some time, Josh completed a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies and spent over half a decade teaching English at the University and College level, both here in Canada and internationally.
More recently, Josh has decided to refocus his energy on his musical project: Josh Mover & The Shakers. Melding together a love of frenetic rock ‘n roll, pop music and lyrical storytelling, Josh has garnered a reputation of putting on engaging shows that get audiences moving and singing along. In regards to his band’s debut EP, Into A Ghost, New Noise magazine wrote that “every witticism is a must a hear” and praised it as an “absolute earworm of a listen”, even earning him comparisons to Elvis Costello. This past August, Josh returned to the studio with his band to record their most recent offering “The Gram”. To mark its release, he directed a music video for the single that humorously underlines the often stark contrast between the lives we present on social media and our lived realities. He has just returned from a music residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity where he devoted himself to the writing of his band’s first full length record.