Im No Monkey
'Joe Faulder is one of Bostons most promising talents. His soaring rock vocals and elegant sense of melody combine to leave the listener singing his songs for days.' Born in England and raised in Portugal, Joe Faulder is a singer songwriter that dreams up songs that chronicle the simple joys and afflictions of the human existence. Fusing the energy of rock with the intimacy of folk, Joe affords a powerful kinetic journey to the depths of the human soul. His sound is smooth and sultry, yet flexible enough to mesh in any environment. Impelled by soaring rock vocals, his lyrical prowess meshes seamlessly with the overwhelming warmth of an acoustic guitar. Paying homage, and channeling, the icons that paved the musical landscape prior, Joe delivers irresistible pop hooks that evoke the power of legends such as Van Morrison and Jeff Buckley; yet, modern influences like the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Nirvana help flesh his sound out with the gritty texture that illuminates his infectious melodies. An act cultivated on the cobble-stoned roads of Boston, Joe became an integral facet of the city's thriving musical landscape. It was there that he honed his craft and molded himself into the artist that he is today. In a society where artists are created in the studio and on the screen, Joe's talent was born and his heart is home on the stage. Now in New York City, after two independent releases, Joe is in the studio recording his first, as yet titled, full-length album. With an army of seasoned producers and musicians, Joe has been working to evolve his sound. The album will be released at the end of 2004 on the upstart indie label, Abrad Records. Endowed with talents beyond his music, Joe will co-star in the epic motion picture rock opera Bohemia. Shooting in California and being released in theaters later this year. Joe has a major role in a cast of A-list heavyweights. A new staple on the New York performance circuit, Joe has enjoyed reasonable success in the city that never sleeps. He has played at the Bitter End, the Mercury Lounge, CBGBs, Sidewalk Café, among many others. Still actively involved in the Boston music scene, Joe maintains a healthy relationship with his bean town following. New bookings in the summer and fall of 2004 will see Joe hit the Pacific coast and Europe as his music, his brand, expand. His music is available on Cdbaby.com, Apple's itunes, Rhapsody, Napster; he has enjoyed modest success from his internet-based following. His music has been bought online by fans around the world from Connecticut to Osaka, Japan. The future is blaring for this rising star.