Joe playing the piano
Joe playing the piano

Joe is a Hampshire-based musician, composer and music teacher. His world revolves around his passion for music; whether he’s performing, directing, creating or teaching, he’s enthusiastic for it all!

In 2012, Joe moved to Hampshire to study Music at the University of Southampton, and stayed on an extra year to get a Master’s degree in Music Composition. Throughout his uni life, Joe spent much of his time dedicated to the University’s Pop & Gospel choir ‘Jazzmanix’, the uni’s largest choir with over 100 members. During this period, as the society’s Musical Director, Joe led tours to Disneyland Paris, Ghent, Brussels and Barcelona, as well as conducting sell-out concerts at the Winchester Theatre Royal, Turner Sims Concert Hall, and Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium. He even had one of his own compositions for the choir performed at the prestigious Vienne Jazz Festival in France.

Whilst studying and leading ‘Jazzmanix’, Joe also took part in many other musical ventures. In 2015, he worked alongside Matthew Scott (Head of Music, National Theatre) as a co-composer & orchestrator for The Birmingham Stage Company’s live production of Horrible Histories’ “Incredible Invaders”.

 

Joe conducting Jazzmanix
Joe conducting Jazzmanix

 

Joe performs as a session musician in a number of South-coast based function bands and in the last few years, he has founded a number of musical projects; The SPF Collective (Wedding Band), The Gold Tops (Acappella/Barbershop Group) and Upright Gents (Jazz Duo). His gigging experiences have led him to perform alongside industry professionals at a variety of notable venues such as the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, Her Majesty’s Theatre on the West End & Westminster Cathedral with artists such as Liane Carroll, Joe Stilgoe, Soweto Kinch and Harvey Brough (Harvey & The Wallbangers).

Joe is very excited to be starting up Achoiring Voices and is looking forward to getting to know a lot of new friendly faces! He can’t wait to share his musical ideas with those who are keen to come along to sing and have fun!