HÄXAN Live Score: The Process So Far

Josephine | Posted 20.11.2016 | UK Entertainment

Last year I was approached to be a part of the film and music series at HOME, Manchester's newest multi-arts venue. I was asked to create a live score for a silent film. My first choice was HÄXAN: witchcraft through the ages, a Danish horror documentary charting the varied perceptions of witchcraft and satanism from ancient times to the contemporary 1920s setting.

Goodbye 2014

Josephine | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

What have I read, what have I learned, what have I proved to myself, that's what I want to know. Not about the random highs, but the necessary and sustained lows. Not about the chaos, but about the easy order of silence. Bloody 'ell I sound like a Vulcan. But no, seriously, my point is, I think 2014 has made me a better artist.

German Tour Week One: The Osnabrück Experience

Josephine | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

One week ago yesterday we started our tour across Germany with Ryan Sheridan and his band. The time has gone so fast, and there are still two full weeks to go. The highlight of the tour so far has to be the two days we spent in Osnabrück.

Tour Essentials - Germany in Winter

Josephine | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

I'm getting ready to embark on a three week tour of Germany, with performer Ryan Sheridan, and I realised I don't really have a working suitcase any more. I think I've been hibernating since Christmas. So, it's about time I made a list of on-the-road-again must-haves. Flights, epic car journeys, travel sickness, and a show a night... I just need to be comfy!

Autumn Headline Tour Part One

Josephine | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

My headline tour across Europe seems like a bit of a blur now; a little whirlwind gone by. How much can one person fit into eight days? Well, here's a little answer for you, it's part one of the tour story, just the first four days... part two will come later.

Manchester Camerata: at Manchester Town Hall, Friday 20 September

Josephine | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

I'm used to being surrounded by musicians, but it usually involves lots of floppy-haired guitarists and sticky-floored venues (none of which smell so good, pre or post smoking ban). So, Friday night was something out of the ordinary.

Starting a New Album: Fine Tuning the Process

Josephine | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

It's wonderful to have a collaborator. Sometimes as a musician, or writer, you spend hours at home alone just working on idea after idea, you never really know what's working, you don't know what's good, bad, or just plain terrible. And, I suppose that's why getting those ideas out in front of another human being can be so scary.

Career Changes: Will I Always Be A Musician?

Josephine | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

Changing path is an exciting but scary thing to do.These are people who say "what the hell", throw caution to the wind (or do loads of research and come to an informed conclusion about their new direction in life), and say "I'm changing career".

A Few Words With Snoop Dogg

Josephine | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

As he came past me, over one of the white picket fences decorating the backstage area, I said "good show". To this, someone laughed. But Snoop turned around and said "thanks", (although it was rather quiet, so it might easily have been a grunt). Nonetheless, I was satisfied.

Is Helen Flanagan's 'Gorgeous Baby' Debut Really That Bad?

Josephine | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

So, what should Helen have done? Instead of bashing her, maybe someone could give her a bit of friendly advice instead. Already being a very beautiful girl, Helen doesn't really need to go to such lengths to produce sex appeal; more clothes and less lip biting would have made a stronger impression.

EXCLUSIVE: A Beautiful 'Portrait' For Valentine's

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

Josephine has released the video for her new single 'Portrait' and The Huffington Post UK can exclusively show you it first (above). The Mancunian ...

Emerging Icons Featured Artist: Josephine

Kat Jackman | Posted 05.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

A name that has been honey to the lips of many critics of late is one Josephine Oniyama; a super-chilled Mancunian alt-soul singer-songwriter. With so many descriptions to follow her name, it's no real surprise that she has opted to perform under just 'Josephine'- a less cumbersome mouthful to match her clean vocal style and classic style of composition.