Books and Other Projects


Lights Out, Leonard

A cheeky story about night-time fears from award-winning Australian singer and songwriter Josh Pyke.

Leonard doesn’t like bedtime, especially when there’s a five-nosed, seven-tailed, eleven-handed, scaly-waily monster hiding in the corner of his bedroom. It seems like Leonard will never sleep again … until he discovers a mysterious book called How to Frighten Monsters. Illustrated by Chris Nixon.

A Banana is a Banana

From household name Justine Clarke (actress, singer, children’s entertainer) and musician extraordinaire Josh Pyke comes a laugh-out-loud picture book based on the song ‘A Banana is a Banana’. Paired with bright illustrations by award-winner Heath McKenzie this story champions the fun kids can have with words, rhymes and a bit of imagination.

Other Music Projects

Sword Owls

Named after his 5-year-old son’s schoolyard rock band, Sword Owls is the solo rock/indie adventure that Josh Pyke undertook over the course of his hiatus in 2018. 


In 2016 Josh Pyke and David Cotsios (of Peter Fonda) released songs from one of several side projects, culminating in a 5 track EP.

Basement Birds

An Australian indie pop rock group which formed in 2009 and comprised Kevin Mitchell (of Jebediah, aka Bob Evans), Steve Parkin (ex-Vinyl, Autopilot, solo), Josh Pyke and Kavyen Temperley (of Eskimo Joe). The members’ mutual love of lush vocal harmonies and alt-country style was the basis for forming the project.

Timshel Industries

Timshel Industries is the private recording studio of multi award winning producer and songwriter Josh Pyke.

Conveniently based in the inner west of Sydney, the studio is an open space, designed for maximum flexibility and speed of use. It is a versatile, casual and creative space capable of accommodating full live bands, solo artists, writing workshops, pre-production and live recordings.

Instruments abound, as do an excellent range of new and vintage microphones and recording gear.

Timshel Industries is a home for early artist and song development, mentorship, co-writng, TV and Film soundtrack composition, music production and mixing, as well as being a great space for filming and recording live promotional content.


Please find links below for samples of Josh’s work, and for all enquiries use the below email address.
Please don’t send files, only links to demos.

Timshel Industries Soundcloud:

Words Make The World Go Around:

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