Main Instrument – Singing Other Instruments – Electric Guitar Grades – Grade 3 Violin, Imminent RSL singing Grade 3/ Guitar Grade 4 and working through Grade 5 singing. Other Info – In my spare time I use Garage Band at home to create my own tracks and develop ideas for the band. I also snowboard and attend several sports clubs including football and golf.
Hi my name is Joe and I am from Birmingham.I am the lead singer of Media Blackout.
I have had a passion for music from a young age, having grown up surrounded by all different genres…..
My dad’s love of 80’s, my mom’s love of electronic dance and last but not least my brothers passion for musical theatre. My biggest influences include: Arctic Monkeys; Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Muse.
I first started playing a musical instrument at school, where I learnt violin to grade 3. Paul Edwards (Singer/Songwriter) then introduced me to the world of ukulele and guitar at the age of 9. I used my holiday money to buy my very first instrument – a mustard yellow ukulele from a music shop in Carcissone. I soon realised I wanted to play the guitar and so saved up for my very own electric guitar. When Media Blackout was formed we were a group of lads able to share our talents and love of music, starting to perform and record covers. I love the feeling of owning the stage and getting the audience to be a part of the show. My favourite performance so far, was to a sold-out audience of 300 at the Artrix. I always get really excited and pumped up before going on stage and this is what I love doing most.
Although lockdown has stopped us from doing live shows it hasn’t stopped us from progressing as a band.
This valuable time has been used to look at our own material and work hard on our individual instruments. I can’t wait to showcase out very own material.
In addition to my love of music I also am a keen sportsman. I am a county golfer, ex-county cricketer, premier league U14 footballer and recreational standard snowboarder.
Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics/ MM Cover
Use Somebody – KOL (Cover) – RSL G5
Lovely – Billie Eilish Arrangement
Is This Love – Bob Marley (Cover)
Riptide – Vance Joy (Cover)
Dirt Wizard – RSL G5 (Cover)
To enquire about Media Blackout or Joe’s availability.
CONTACT Band Mentor: Paul Kavanagh Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Number: 07743612666
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