Creating waves on both sides of the Atlantic are the transcendental sounds of modern day one man band, Joe Driscoll. His revolutionary take on music is without boundaries.
Joe’s first memories are of sitting in a corner by the stereo, strapped in with a pair of massive headphones. Obsessed by the music he heard, he spent half his childhood listening to his parents old vinyl of 50s and 60s pop, and the other half sneaking off to listen to his old brothers collection of rap music. As he learned to play instruments and write music, the sounds he produced were clearly equal parts of these two worlds: Beatles and Beastie Boys, Frankie Vallie and Run DMC, The Temptations and LL Cool J. The fusion produced an original sound that defies an easy description.
Not only an innovator for the genre defying music he creates, but also for the way in which he creates it. Joe’s groundbreaking live show is a modern day interpretation of the one man band. Utilizing live looping technology, Driscoll loops beatbox (oral percussion) to create the drum tracks live, then adds multiple layers of guitar and other instruments. One man creating the soundscape of a full band, a one of a kind live experience that has seen him in demand throughout the world.
Originally from upstate New York, Driscoll has been bringing his unique sound to all corners of the globe. His debut studio recording, Origin Myths received airplay on both UK radio and tv and helped win him win the UK Indy award for best solo act. Tours throughout Europe, the U.S., and Africa, Joe has performed to sold out crowds in London & New York and on some of the best Festival stages in the world including UK’s Glastonbury, Irelands Electric Picnic, and Malawis Lake of Stars. The diversity of his sound is reflected by the acts he has opened for including Matisyahu, Coldcut, Regina Spektor, Gym Class Heroes, and The Sugar Hill Gang.
From the uninitiated to music industry royalty, Joe inspires.
‘ Gangsta got an iron lung!!!!’ Cee Lo (Gnarls Barkley)
‘Joe is the true essence of hip hop music!’ Speech (Arrested Development)
‘Rooted in the American folk singer tradition of the travelling song smith a la Bob Dylan, but joining the dots with that most modern of folk forms, hip-hop. He’s produced a delicious debut that will guarantee his mythic status for years to come.’ — DJ Magazine 4.5/5 stars (Album of The Fortnight)
‘This is a unique, inspiring take on hip-hop that makes youwant to dig out those old G. Love & Special Sauce albums, or indeed Beck’s Mellow Gold… well worth your attention, as this guy is talented.’ — IDJ