Joe has recently moved back to the UK after starting his career as a musician at sea. He is currently performing with award-winning British Country Music artist Darcy.
Between 2011-2018 Joe worked as a Music Director, Bandleader and Musician across four major cruise lines performing around the world with jazz ensembles, function bands, production orchestras and solo work. He has worked with a huge number of international guest artists and entertainers, and notably has performed with Bernard Purdie – the world’s most recorded drummer.
For two years Joe worked with Las Vegas based production company Legends In Concert performing on board Norwegian Cruise Line’s biggest ship, Norwegian Epic, and has worked with various production companies in Minnesota, USA as Orchestrator and Music Director on projects including improv-based productions and original Musicals. He also composes and directs music for theatre within the UK, and will be Music Directing a production of The Producers in Cheltenham in the summer of 2019.
Graduating in 2012 from the University of Bristol with an MA in Composition of Music for Film and TV, Joe has experience in composing, arranging and producing many styles of music for screen media, theatre and live performance. His recent composition project, video game Master Reboot is currently available for PC, Mac, PS3 and Wii U. At present Joe is collaborating with Australian meditation company StressFit to provide binaural sound design and original scoring for their latest series of guided meditations.
As a seasoned arranger, Joe has produced original musical arrangements for individual entertainers working internationally as well as some of the world’s biggest cruise lines. His work can be heard on ships globally, performed live by house bands in headline shows as well as in lounges.
Teaching employment includes working with both children and adults. With experience as an instrumental tutor and as a workshop leader, he has taught Voice, Piano, Sax and Drums to students of all ages throughout the UK and Minnesota.