Josh Mover

Josh Mover

Toronto, Ontario

Genres:  Comedic JinglesPop RockIndieAcoustic

If Love is a Stranger

This song was recored in a home studio one afternoon this past summer. It is unmixed, unmastered, and as of yet has not been released -- a good example of my softer sound.

Into A Ghost

Title track off of our debut EP, recorded at Union Sound Company studio in Toronto, shows my more chill compositional style.

Monica Miracle

This was recorded on my cellphone while I was cooped up in a hut in Banff during my residency. I decided it was time to write a little Hannukkah song. Perhaps you would like a song for the special day, event, or person in your life? Hit me up! Don't be a putz!

Bushwick Butterfly

This is an example of a song that was commissioned here. The man wanted to get his daughter a song for the holidays. They reside in Bushwick and he informed me that his daughter used to be in the catterpillar class, but is now in the butterfly class (I assume that's how they code the levels at her school). He also told me that she only wears black and white clothes and requested that the line "Oh quando sono stanco, oh quando sono oh" be repeated, as it is something that her grandmother would sing to her before bed. Feel free to make specific requests like this with your song!

Josh Mover started writing songs long before he could ever grow a beard. In the twenty plus years that he has been composing tunes, Josh has developed a knack for creating emotionally powerful songs across a wide range of genres. In 2017, along with the help of some good friends and musicians, he formed the indie-rock outfit Josh Mover & The Shakers. They released their debut EP Into A Ghost to critical acclaim, with New Noise Magazine heralding it as an “absolute earworm of a listen”. In September of 2018 he was a resident at the internationally recognized Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity, where he focused on writing songs for his band's first full-length release.

When he isn’t on stage fronting his band, he can often be found teaching English as a Second Language in college classrooms. He is especially interested in the potential use of music as a language learning aid and is working on a collection of songs for this purpose.

He is a versatile guitar player with a strong command of the English Language, and a genuine lover of storytelling, comedy, and his queen-size bed. He would be honoured to use his abilities to make a unique musical creation for you or your loved ones.

Let Josh Mover Write You a Song!

  • 60 seconds or less: original mini-song, birthday/holiday greeting, personal theme song, or custom shout-out
  • Full original custom song with single instrument + vocal
  • Full original custom song with multiple instruments + vocals
  • Two song concept bundle (think "Side A + Side B" of a single)