The Mahogany Music Club makes it long awaited return on the 5th April. Taking place at South London’s Bermondsey Social Club, the night will feature live performances from three of the hottest new acts around, including British soulman, Josh Barry.

Before he graces the stage at the Music Club, we sat down with Josh to discover the 5 tracks that are influencing his music and his mood the most right now.

Soul Sacrifice (Live at Woodstock) – Santana
I love this song and I’ve watched the video of them playing it at Woodstock so many times. Pure music at one of the most historic shows; it blows my mind. It’s full of highs and lows but never loses it’s raw beauty. This is a definite go to when I’m skating.

Monday – Matt Corby
Such a ridiculously cool display of harmonies. Since I was a teenager the acoustic version of his song ‘Brother’ had been a favourite of mine, then when I heard ‘Monday’ in recent years I think it kind of overtook it in preference. This track is lovely. The guy is incredible.

Sinnerman – Nina Simone
Her vocal is only one of the reasons I listen to this song a lot. The song and arrangement itself just takes you away and just plays with you. The woman had soul and you can feel it in every word.

Walk Away From Love – Bitty McLean
Since I was little this song has been a bit of a regular in the car (if my dad’s driving). When Bitty smashes that note after the chorus you remember why it is its important people make music. It goes beyond words.

Happy – Velvet Hammer
This song does what it says on the tin and perfect for the morning after. The vocal is so sweet.

You can catch Josh Barry performing at the Mahogany Music Club alongside SIPPRELL and Plested on the 5th April. Get your tickets here.