More The Love That’s Given


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Welcome to More The Love That’s Given…I’m glad to be sharing this record with you,

below is the full and acoustic album stream and a spoken word sharing about each song and it’s theme by myself and some friends.

The reason for the name of the album is shared with the song ‘So Around’, that named it.


love Joe

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thanks to Foxx’s Frequency for this stream I’m using… 

More The Love That’s Given (Acoustic)

At the encouragement of friends  I have recorded the album also just with guitar and voice.

More The Love That’s Given (sharings)

The themes of each of the songs are spoken about here in a collection of conversations I had during the time of recording the album, thanks to all who took part.

You may have come to album looking for my cover of IDLES Danny Nedelko, played on BBC6 Music Tom Robinson and (Tom in for) Steve Lamaq and Cerys Matthews. I’m glad to send you an mp3/wav of the song if you wish, and I encourage you to visit IDLES page and All is Love fan page, they are a band taking on social issues with heart and electric guitars!

For the sharing pages click here. new ones will be added as I collect stories, please send anything through the ‘contact’ page’




Thank you to the friends who played on these recordings:

(l-r) Sophie Lowedahl and Jon Ryan (violins), Tim Monkey (drums), Sergio Costa (Bass), Nick Kenrick (Sax), Andy Hall (Trumpet), Jill Ryan (Melodian, Walter/Wilma Glaubitt (Harmonica), Sophie Grunmayer (Oboe), Naomi Haigh (Cello), Manu Farenzena (Piano/vocals), Tom Pughe (French Horn),  Max West (Flute), Tom Manwell (Piano),

Further Acknowledgements

To my family and all friends who have in different ways inspired and encouraged me to continue writing and playing,

To Tom Robinson (BBC6) Sarah Gosling and David White (BBC Introducing) Mr Foxx’s Frequency and Steffi at Find A Song for support and encouragement.

To Chris and Brian at Chris Graham Mastering for their sound knowledge, experience and love

I would also like to make mention to Elaine and the crew of the Penlee Lifeboat in Penzance who, this time 5 years ago rescued me floating on my board out in Mount’s Bay in Cornwall and supporting me and my family during and afterward, your love and courage is with me every day.

Joe Holtaway and family say thank you to Penlee RNLI crew

I would also like to mention Stephanie, who appears in the sharing on homelessness above that goes with A Thousand Hands. Stephanie passed away since the recording was made and is always with me in spirit.x

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