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    Justin Nozuka

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    Genre:Indie, Pop, Ethnic/Folk, Soul, Rock
    Rank:2560 history »
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Comfort In Emptiness lyrics
    2Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay lyrics
    Heartless lyrics
    4Be Back Soon lyrics
    5Oh Momma lyrics
    6Don't Listen To A Word You've Heard lyrics
    After Tonight lyrics
    8Golden Train lyrics
    9Woman Put Your Weapon Down lyrics
    La Promesse (Heartless) lyrics
    Justin Nozuka in duet with Zaho

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1You I Wind Land And Sea [2010]
    2Holly [2007]


    Blending elements of neo-soul, folk, old-time blues and pop, Justin has the guts of Ray LaMontagne and the soul of Lauryn Hill.

    This guitar slinging aficionado has the street smarts of an urban swinger and the heart-bending soul of a gospel preacher, and is adept at blending a dark, bluesy Americana vibe with warm, acoustic soul where bits of old folk music and flamenco tunes swirl in and out of earshot.

    Half Japanese, half American Justin Nozuka was born in New York and grew up in Toronto, Raised by a single mother, Justin was the sixth of seven children, where all four of his brothers are artists in some form. As a teen, he spun Motown, folk and hip-hop as he fleshed out his music skills learning guitar with his Mexican friends at boarding school.

    During his short career, Justin has already snagged stage time with John Cale, Crowded House, Ziggy Marley, Sam Roberts, Jully Black and Xavier Rudd.

    It's open aired honesty tightly knit. You've discovered something that's all your own yet it spans back stories and countries to fill a million yards and a hundred theatres. This could be Central Park, could be Massy Hall.

    "In his debut album "Holly", Justin Nozuka has created eleven impressive pieces of thoughtful acoustic-soul. Filled with understated melodies, minimal production and an interesting, sometimes dark take on song-craft...4 Stars." -- BBC

    "Superior acoustic soul. .4 Stars." -- Q Magazine, UK

    "...Nozuka is producing material that is unlike any other singer songwriters - and consequently is beyond genre definition. Largely, it is one man and his faithful guitar - but with a voice like his, there really is no need for any other instrumentation. In truth it would only get in the way. 4 Stars." -- Belfast Daily Telegraph

    "Nozuka seemed very modest, but there was absolutely no reason. He had every eye on him and it was nearly impossible to look away. Every song seemed to outdo the one before it, and when he quietly walked off, we were all aching for more." --Chartattack.com

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