Josh Gauton

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Born: Canterbury, UK
Living: Birmingham, UK
Church: St. Luke’s Gas Street
Family: Married to Mez
Plays: Guitar, baaaasic keys and a little bit of violin.
Favourite lyric: ‘I am a sinner who’s probably gonna sin again - Lord forgive me, Lord forgive me, things I don’t understand.’ - Kendrick Lamar’s contribution to worship music.


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The journey so far

It was all kind of accidental really. Except, of course, it wasn’t. Josh Gauton’s journey to becoming a worship leader and songwriter started when he was playing violin in a youth band at church. He soon decided that the guitar was cooler so traded four strings and a bow for six and a pocket full of plectrums. After a little while a mic was placed in front of him. And it all kind of went from there.

Now

That was just over a decade ago. Since then he’s led in a number of local churches and at different worship gatherings in the UK and abroad. In 2016 he released his debut EP, As The Waters Rise.

Next

Currently overseeing creative projects at Worship Central, Josh is working on his own debut full length album. After that? “Olympic Gold in the 100m. Stranger things have happened. Alternatively, to just keep creating good music and to be good to people. To make art that inspires, challenges and communicates deeper truths of who we are and who Jesus is.”

 

Quickfire Questions

My earliest memory is… Hanging out with all my imaginary mice friends that lived outside my childhood home. Characters such as Doctor Mouse and Sweetie Mouse.
If I wasn’t a songwriter/worship leader I’d probably be… Sad
The best sermon I ever heard was… probably preached by my friend and youth leader Dan Blythe (now pastoring at Hillsong London) - can’t put my finger on anything specific but a lot of what he preached hugely impacted my later teenage years.
What’s your favourite lyric that you didn’t write?‘I am a sinner who’s probably gonna sin again - Lord forgive me, Lord forgive me, things I don’t understand.’ - Kendrick Lamar’s contribution to worship music.
The greatest sports team ever in the history of everything…Ipswich Town Football Club. Using the loosest definition of ‘greatest’.
It was pretty embarrassing when I was leading worship one time and... played such a terrible guitar solo whilst ‘playing out over people’ that the gathering leader said there’s nowhere we can really go from here, and abruptly ended the service.
My first album that I ever bought was… Eiffel 65’s Blue (Da Ba Dee). Massive banger.
When I search Netflix, I mainly browse the… Sci-fi or documentary
When I listen to music, my favourite way to do is… Live! Nothing like live music.
My first mentor was… probably my first youth leader, Sparky Adkins. The chillest guy.
The most recent thing I saw God do that made me praise Him was… Not so much something I saw him do but I recently went on holiday to Oman and camped at the edge of a vast canyon. Couldn’t help but imagine the hands of God tearing open this vast cavity between mountains leaving the landscape beautifully scarred. It’s immenseness pointed towards an even more massive orchestrator.

 



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