Josh Pereira


Josh Pereira is a singer/songwriter based out of Fall River, MA.  For the past 10 years, Josh has performed for thousands. Touring around the United States, Canada and Portugal, he has shared the stage with well known artists including, Dennis DeYoung of Styx, The Almost, Phil Joel and Peter Furler. Josh fronted the band “Fighting The Influence” as lead singer, co-songwriter and guitarist since 2007. In addition, Josh is involved in the Portuguese community, performing, recording and touring with a number of local Luso-American bands and artists. Pereira was nominated for “Best New Talent” in the 2013 International Portuguese Music Awards, a program that aired on international television to over 20 million viewers.  Josh is actively involved in Christian ministry not only as a musician, but as a worshiper. Since high school, Josh felt God calling him to use his gifts for a higher purpose. Josh began leading worship at his home church and developing his abilities as a vocalist and guitarist.

Since then, he has had the privilege of leading churches in worship all around New England and the East Coast, performing at regional festivals, camps, youth events and rallies. Josh’s vision is to use his music as a way to reach out to those searching for the hope that can only be found in Christ, and to have the honor of using his gifts in a full-time capacity.

“Music is more than an idea or concept. It is far greater than just a dream longing to glimpse reality. More lucid than any language. Life changing to those who are willing to listen. Words can articulate vision, spark ambition, and elude complacency. I aspire to inspire. You and I were made for more than existing, we were created with purpose.”

Over the past year, Josh has focused on writing new songs and creating a brand that will shape his image as a solo artist.

“Painting Pictures” was released in February, 2013,  and features four brand new songs from Pereira, as well as a rendition of “Bliss”, one of Fighting The Influence’s radio hits. Many are already buzzing about this album and this artist. With such a unique blend of talent, soul  and passion, he isn’t likely to disappoint.

Josh Pereira was nominated in the "New Talent" category at the International Portuguese Music Awards.

Josh, performing at the 2013
International Portuguese Music Awards

Josh at the 2013 IPMA ceremony, 
with Nathalie Pires and O Manel dos D'Alma