I would like to thank the Almighty for the gift that he has bestowed upon me. To my wife Spiwe, you have been a pillar in my life and I love you so much. Bradley and Natasha, thank you for your constructive criticism during the recording of this project in Daddy`s studio and adding your angelic voices to Maurenge. To all the musicians that participated in this project, you guys are special and may the Lord bless you.
Lastly to all my fans, thank you for supporting me all the time and I want to promise you that I will always give you my
100% effort in making the music better. Be blessed.
Recorded at Instinct studios Harare, Zimbabwe. All songs composed by Josh Meck except Maurenge. All songs
arranged by Josh Meck. Additional keyboards recorded at studio Baksidan Sweden, Stockholm. Brass
recorded by (The Rock) in Denmark, Copenhagen. Cover photos by Dickson Monroe. Sleeve design by
Simbirirai Solomon Maramba. Drum recording engineered by Vusa Moyo and Tich Makalisa. Mixing
done by Josh Meck. Mastered by Tinashe Dube. Executive producer: Josh Meck
Bass guitar, Josh Meck. Keyboards, Kettil Medelius (tracks 2 and 7). Keyboards, Tich Makalisa (track 5 and
6). Acoustic guitar, Josh Meck. Drums, Blessing (the legend) Chimanga. Lead guitar, Josh Meck. Backing
vocals, Spiwe Ndlovu, Josh Meck (track 5,6 and 8), Priccilla Shumba (track 1, 4 and 7). Kids voices track
8, Bradley Meck and Natasha Meck. Brass (track 2 and 8) Claas Halfdan, Ulrik Hvidkjaer, Jacob
Zeuthen, Nicolaj Brandt.
Brimming with elegance and panache, Josh Meck (28) walks on to the stage holding his
bass guitar upside down. One could be forgiven for assuming he is actually masquerading
as a musician because of the way he holds the guitar Josh is left handed.
Josh has toured Europe, America and Africa doing collaborations with international artist
like Max Wild and the Swedish band Hornstull.He started touring as a sideman in 2006 with
different artist like Chiwoniso and comrade Fasto. In 2010 Josh did a collaboration with
USA based jazz saxophone player Max Wild at the prestigious Africa festival Held in
Wurzburg Germany and went on to do a collaboration tour of Germany, Estonia, United
Kingdom, Netherlands and Czech Republic with Max Wild in 2011.He has also collaborated
on a tour of Africa with Kenyan jazz sensation ASALI and have performed at the HIFA
festival in Harare. Josh is a well traveled artist who has been touring and performing all
over the world for six years. All being said, Josh Meck has a very unique background.
Josh Meck was born in Harare the capital city of Zimbabwe. At the age of five, Josh
picked up his father`s guitar and started teaching himself. He developed an interest in the
instrument that saw him playing in church at the age of 12. By the time he reached 15 years,
he was already a professional musician doing session work for a number of Zimbabwean
Soon after High school, Josh started to perform in Jazz clubs doing session work for top
Zimbabwean Jazz musicians.
With the vast experience he gained from working with the best, Josh decided to pursue a
He recorded his debut album entitled Wanetsa in 2008 with the hit song Wanetsa that
topped the local charts in Zimbabwe. The music pulses with Zimbabwean traditional
rhythms such as Mhande and Katekwe and is fused with the modern contemporary jazz
styles.The album discusses day to day life in Zimbabwe and the challenges faced by
Africans in their quest to build a better Africa. A blend of traditional Zimbabwean
instruments such as the mbira and marimba, with electronic instruments such as the bass
guitar, keyboards and drums also influence the unique sound on the album. In 2011 Josh
started working on his latest offering that he then released in 2012. The album is entitled
TIME. Due to the vast experience of touring and meeting a lot of different musicians
worldwide Josh managed to work with musicians from Sweden and Denmark on this album.
Josh Meck is a multi talented Afro jazz musician who has a strong passion for music,as he
expresses this in the way he performs. He has a unique powerful stage presents that
separates him from the rest.His ability to communicate to the crowd and his charismatic
nature and sensational facial expressions when he plays the guitar makes him a truly
unique artist.He draws his inspiration from stars like Salif Keita and Richard Bona.