"Joshua Payne has the perfect voice. He knows exactly what he's doing; totally in control of his technique, you the listener can forget about everything as you let yourself fall into his romantic yet earthy musical world. Bravo maestro bravo! " -Bruce Gaitsch www.brucegaitsch.com
"Joshua Payne is that unique talent one encounters only rarely. He is naturally blessed with a rich dark beautiful voice that is at times both powerful and fragile. But it's because Josh connects to a lyric with intelligence and a kind of wisdom beyond his years, that makes him a great singer. He has a tender lyric style because that's who Josh is: no artifice; just a man with questions who is not afraid to put himself out there or to break your heart with a song while you feel that guilty pleasure you always get when you discover a real artist." -Marc Jordan www.marcjordan.com
"Joshua Payne as Sweeney Todd is still my all-time favorite performance from regional theatre to Broadway. Unbelievably powerful!" -Jenny Odle Madden - Actress - Voices of the South www.voicesofthesouth.org
"That song 'My World' ... Man! I wish I'd thought of that! What a writer! And man what a voice!" -the late Jim Ed Brown - Grand Ole Opry www.jimedbrown.com
"Joshua Payne is one of the most abundantly gifted of a new breed of singer and songwriter, blessed with a big, classically-trained voice and a soul to match. We've introduced to the world, not only an widely accomplished singer with a experience in virtually every musical genre but also a lyricist, an epic poet, a composer, arranger and producer of uncommon sensitivity and power, whose a work is clearly informed by the depth of his life and death experiences."