Joe Booley is a 20 year-old singer-songwriter from Bordon. He has spent past years playing rock/punk in various bands, but a few years ago felt he should concentrate more on songwriting and a more folky/acoustic style. Since a very young age he has been very interested and encouraged in music and playing instruments, and has been playing guitar and various other instruments since the age of 4. He was introduced to a wide variety of music including; The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Bob Dylan, which really kicked off his passion for music.
Since debuting his own music at a school concert in early 2012, he has been working on a portfolio of songs and has recorded his debut EP ‘RAW’. He takes the opportunity to play his music anywhere he can, whether it’s at church, school, teaching others, or even on the beach! While studying music technology and performance at college he has been writing more and trying to record more and more. As well as starting to collaborate with a few musicians to start a band to go along with his solo work, and continues to get his music out there through different gigs with various different artists in his local area as well as supporting acts such as; Jazz Morley, House of Hats, Ruarri Joseph and Mike Dawes. As well as having grown in his song-writing and lyrics, you can see how he has grown even more with his live performances which include sometimes as many instruments as 5 different instruments on stage at once. After releasing another 5 singles since his Debut EP, he has now released two more EP’s (Snapshot and Trouble) to critical acclaim from reviewers, along with a UK tour to support the latter release. He is now also working on new material with a different sound from previous releases.