A new voice in worship with a raw and honest sound and fierce, intricate lyricism
Joshua Leventhal is an American-born, Canadian-raised worship artist and songwriter. Through his original songs and a one-of-a-kind voice, Leventhal is exploring the marriage of meaningful, piercing art and Spirit-filled worship.
His debut EP, L I O N | L A M B, released in June 2017, immediately resonated with audiences and musicians alike.
He was quickly nominated for 3 Gospel Music Awards (Worship Album of the Year, Worship Song of the Year, New Artist of the Year), and his GMA-nominated song
S T E A D F A S T gained airplay on stations across Canada. Even more beautiful than accolades, however, are the stories of how these songs have worked in the hearts of those who have listened.
Notable live opportunities include opening for Hillsong Worship at BreakForth Conference in Edmonton in January 2018 for 4,000 in attendance, and LeeLand at RUSH Youth Conference in Kelowna in February 2018 (approx 1,000 in attendance).
Joshua's music, while congregational in intention, is diverse in genre to say the least. Blending Black Gospel (W A S H E D), Punk (D W E L L), and alt-rock (J E A L O U S, L I O N | L A M B), Joshua deftly balances sonic cohesion with diversity. Lyrically, he forgoes what is expected of a modern worship chorus in beautiful, surprising-yet-familiar ways. He weaves images of bride and feast, sojourners and shores, hope in pain, all across the canvas of the Gospel. These are unapologetically Cross-centered, hope-awaiting works. Written in the Church, for the Church.
Simply put, Joshua gets people singing.
-BreakForth Conference (Opener for Hillsong Worship), Edmonton AB, January 2018
-RUSH Youth Conference (Opener for LeeLand), Kelowna BC, February 2019
-ReThink Conference, Briercrest College & Seminary, Caronport SK, September 2018 (Worship concert and breakout session speaker)
-Guest worship leader at Village Church, Surrey BC, August 2015
-Countless concerts and worship nights and conferences across various settings, churches (including Hillsong Burwood Extension Service in '09), camps, parachurch events, retreats, etc.
Recorded Music Highlights
-Debut 6-song EP L I O N | L A M B
independently produced and distributed
-Nominated for 3 Gospel Music Awards (Worship Album of the Year, Worship Song of the Year, New Artist of the Year)
-GMA-nominated song S T E A D F A S T receiving substantial airplay on stations across Canada
-Songs from EP used in churches nationally and internationally, from congregations of 100 to 6,000, from North America to the Middle East
JesusFreakHideout Podcast Interview:
Canadian Creators Podcast Interview:
Article: Top Ten Tips for Beginner Songwriters
Booking/All Other inquiries:
Eternity//The House Church (Recorded Live in Service)
Goliath - Lyric Video