Joey draws lyrics from real life with mature themes allowing for each song to have it's own personal meaning. Other notable honors include semifinalist in the Timothy B Schmidt Songwriting Challenge hosted by tonos.com for his song "Pedestal" and 3rd place finish in the weekly Compo10 online contest for his song "One More Night Alone" Joey has performed the National Anthem for many regional sporting events to include the Durham Bulls, Carolina Mudcats, Carolina Courage, Wilson Tobs and the Babe Ruth Little League World Series. Joey's biggest influences are Sting, Ani Difranco, John Mayer, Nickel Creek, Lenny Kravitz and Sarah McLachlan, U2, Peter Gabriel, Edwin McCain and Tom Petty who's soulful messages transcend style and genre. Joey currently lives in the Charlotte, NC area and is working on his new CD entitled "Life's Little Doorways" Reviews: "The song has a great rhythm and builds well from the lyrics. A nice start" - Judge, 12th Annual Billboard Magazine Song Contest "..You have a strong accessible sound. Your vocals and musicianship are stellar." - Darrin Keene - Music/Film Critic (Chart Magazine, Eye Magazine, Windsor Star, Film Threat) "...I was impressed by his smooth melodies. He is an excellent writer." - Ben Alexander WBZB Radio Honors: Indie Startup Songwriting Contest Finalist for my song "One More Night Alone" Billboard World Song Contest Honorable Mention for my song "One More Night Alone" Compo10 Weekly Online Songwriting Contest 3rd Place finish for my song "One More Night Alone" Timothy B Schmidt Songwriting Challenge Semi Finalist for the song "Pedestal". Songwriting Consultants LTD Songwriting Contest Honorable Mention for my song "What If I Didn't Know" Member: BMI Read more on Last.fm.
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