WHO AM I?
Josh Carland (Born Joshua Mark Carland January 15, 1980 [age 40]) is an American musician and actor from Hendersonville, North Carolina. He found a passion for the performing arts at the age of 14 when he tried stage acting. He then had been known for "comedy/comic relief" type roles. He tried some serious roles as well but went on into trying music in 2001 (He was 21 at the time.) and abandoned acting as of 2001. He started out playing open mics with a few guitar players, playing mostly cover songs with a small amount of originals that he had written. He formed the band "Prominence" somewhere around 2002 just singing because at that time he did not know how to play guitar. Unhappy with the way his songs sounded interpreting them to another guitar player, he started learning guitar himself sometime around 2003 in an attempt to get his songs sounding the way he envisioned them in his head. He now claims that "Allthough I'm far from being the best, I think picking up a guitar and learning a little bit helped me make the songs sound closer to what I had in mind." His style with 'Prominence' was classified mostly as alternative rock with various influences including post grunge types. With multiple line ups being unsuccessful, he decided to go as a solo act in 2007. As of this date, he is still writing, performing, and producing as a solo act. His musical style is still classified as an "alternative" type. Carland has had multiple hiatus's as a solo act. Mostly due to his chronic illness from excessive alcohol consumption. He suffers from pancreatitis because of the alcohol use but he is currently active in writing, performing, and producing...sober. Josh continues to have serious issues with the pancreatic condition. This renders him staying in the hospital frequently and not physically able to perform. As of 2020 he has only been able to play open mics while he has recovered from a bout of pancreatitis that resulted in a hospital stay for the entire month of December in 2019. Severe pain and weakness continue to be the disabling symptoms he suffers from with this condition. He says "I am uncertain of what to do at this point. It is a progressive disease I have but I strive to do the best I can on being productive and moving forward." The most recent album "No need to panic" is on sale for $2.99 on the music page. Even with all that's going on with Josh's health, there is still new music being written and more material will most likely be on the way. So stay tuned on the news page.