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BIOGRAPHY

"I love to listen to people who are a little bit different, a little edgy.
My music is not easy to label and I like it!
Perform at folk clubs and festivals - but not really folk, I throw in some up tempo jazz style songs - but i'm no jazz player.
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A singer songwriter who absolutely writes from the soul.
What comes first for me, every time, is the sound - always searching for open chords, dissonance, resonance, tension... and from that comes an atmosphere.
A direction of feeling that the song needs to take, that almost describes the lyrics that follow."

I'm based in rural Staffordshire and drag my guitar around the region and its surroundings, to anywhere that will listen!

You will find me at various festivals around the UK and I love the intimacy of 'House Concerts' and the ‘café’ scene- so drop me a line and see if I am free...

One man and a guitar often get labelled as 'folk' 'indie folk' 'neu folk' but whether its slow ballads or uptempo rhythmic songs they are usually confessionary, or observational but always contemporary in lyrical content…


I love the music of Nick Drake, Scott Matthews, Damien Rice, Tom Baxter, John Martyn, Bon Iver, and any other great story tellers who like to mix up their sounds in a way,  that's a little off the norm and I hope they have passed on some goods vibes to me…

Thank you so much for listening

..possesses a great talent with a relaxing easy genre. Lovely vocals and well written songs...

 Great musician and a fine man!

- Andy Plimmer - Chase Radio

I can listen to Joe all day…a great story-teller whose songs paint great pictures in your imagination, whilst his voice takes you on a soothing journey. He's also one of the nicest people you will ever meet!

                                              – Sally Rivers UK vocal coach

Doug Armstrong - sofa sessions

 

  A wonderful vocalist and sensitive guitar player with original songs complimenting his style. His amiable chat between  songs made it feel like a carpet had been placed on the stone floor! 

The audience went extra quiet during his set and he got loud applause for a lovely song about a homeless guy and a slightly quirky song about Rose Tyler from Dr.Who. Methinks he was in love with her..!   

 

- Will Morgan Brewood Acoustic Club

 

..confident, easy style ... with  subjects drawn from life portrayed  with feeling and uniqueness...a welcome visitor to our club     

 

Singer/songwriter....fantastic guitarist.. This guy is amazing! A previous feature act here at The Stratford Alehouse ond the Folk Club.

- Bill Obrien Stratford Alehouse