Josh Farro
Josh Farro in 2014.
Full Name Joshua Neil Farro
Born September 29, 1987
Voorhees, New Jersey.
Role in the band Lead Guitarist, backing vocals.
Trademark Guitar
Important Fact He co-wrote several Paramore songs with Hayley Williams.

Josh Farro, born Joshua Neil Farro on September 29, 1987 (age 29), in Voorhees, New Jersey, and brother of drummer Zac Farro.

Paramore Edit

He was Paramore's first lead guitarist and backing vocalist for Paramore. Josh and Zac left the band together, after months of thinking. Josh posted a message on stating he had become engaged, and was staying behind on the upcoming Pacific Rim Tour to plan his wedding and will be replaced by rhythm guitarist Taylor York's older brother Justin York. He returned to Paramore for the ongoing Spring Tour.

Josh and his brother left the band in mid-December, 2010.

Life after Paramore Edit

Later that year, Josh announced the (self) title of his solo project, Farro. His first single "Color Rush" was released that November, along with another single "Cliffs". Farro independently released his debut album "Walkways" on February 5, 2016, and has announced a mini tour in support of the album.

After the messy split with Paramore, Farro posted some negative tweets directed at the band and a lot of songs from Paramore's Self Titled album are said to be about his and Zac's departure, but as of 2016 he says that he is on "good terms” with the band and hopes that things will get even better in the future.

Personal life Edit

Josh and Hayley Williams dated for three years, but broke up in the fall of 2007 because they felt it would interfere with the music. After that he briefly dated a girl named Tabitha before dating his current wife Jenna Rice, whom he wed on April 3rd 2010, and the band was invited to the wedding.

In September 2017, both he and his wife announced via Instagram that they were expecting a baby girl named Basil who was born in January 2018.

Featured Albums Edit

Paramore Edit

Farro Edit

  • Walkways

Equipment Edit

Guitars Edit

  • Fender Josh Farro custom shop model
  • Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe
  • Fender Telecaster American Standard
  • Fender Jazzmaster
  • Fender Stratocaster
  • Gibson Les Paul Classic
  • Burns London Double Six 12-string guitar (Studio - bridge of "Brick By Boring Brick")
  • Taylor Acoustic (312ce)
  • Taylor Acoustic (712ce) [Mtv Unplugged performance - Paramore]

Effects Edit

  • BOSS Chromatic Tuner
  • BOSS DD-20 Giga Delay (x2)
  • Digitech Whammy
  • Ernie Ball Volume Pedal Jr.
  • Keeley Katana Boost pedal (used on "Turn It Off")
  • Voodoo Labs Power Supply
  • Electro-Harmonix Neo clone
  • Marshall Guv'nor
  • Bondi effects sick as

Amps Edit

  • Marshall JCM2000 Dual Super Lead head (Along with a Mesa Rectifier Angled 4x12 Cab)
  • Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier
  • Marshall JTM 45 (Studio - bridge of "Brick By Boring Brick")

Misc Edit

  • Mogami and George L Cables
  • D'Addario EXL110 Regular Light 10-46 Gauge guitar strings (listed on D'Addario as being a user, beginning in 2009), previously a user of Ernie Ball strings.
  • Sennheiser ew372 G2 wireless


  • He co-wrote most of the songs from All We Know is Falling , Riot! , and brand new eyes with Hayley Williams.
  • Like Zac he is of Italian decent.
  • Josh was absent on the Pacific Rim Tour as he was planning his wedding. Taylor York's older brother, Justin York, filled in on his absence, Justin would later take his place as the touring lead guitarist after his departure.
  • He was one of Paramore's founding members.
  • His brother Zac returned to Paramore in 2016, it's currently unknown if Josh will ever return but it seems unlikely due to the messy split, although it is possible due to him mentioning that he's on 'good terms' with them.
Paramore Members
Current Members Hayley Williams, Taylor York, Zac Farro
Previous Members

Josh Farro, Jason Bynum, Hunter Lamb, John Hembree, Jeremy Davis

Tour Members Justin York
Previous Members Aaron Gillespie, Jon Howard