"Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker were ably
supported by Bernard Hoskin, top quality singer/songwriter. Bernard
treated us to a selection of his classic folksongs. All were delivered
with consummate ease yet also with an unwavering passion and resolve as
if it were their first public unveiling. His finger picking
happily reminded me of some favourite guitarists who were playing in
those crowded smoky clubs in the early 70s. His personal style of
guitar work coupled with his friendly stage presence and lyrically
engaging songs all made
for an absorbing start to the evening. Winter coat was a memorable,
simple yet moving song - expertly sung; I also particularly enjoyed the
song about 21 Swans at Wicken Fen – which was atmospheric and
lingering taste & perhaps the last thing to strike the listener is
the sheer quality of the songs which, like the album as a whole, are
memorable, highly accomplished & carefully crafted yet achieve an
BIG BANG, Worlds End, Finsbury Park
"exemplary singer-songwriter Bernard Hoskin brings thought provoking songs & flowing, often African-inspired, guitar work."
ACOUSTICITY, Colchester venue
|"classic songwriting with distinctly English character and a hint of African Rhythm"
ESSEX COUNTY STANDARD
"an assured collection seamlessly blending his pleasantly English voice with beautifully seductive African rhythms and melodies"
ROCK 'N' REEL (review of "Days Yet To Come")
"Lyrical attention to detail and unusually hypnotic musical interpretation make this a fine indie product with deep substance"