Raised in the dust and heat of North West Australia, Joel grew up playing to rough and rowdy mining pubs in the town of Karratha.
At age 16 Joel was supporting Australian music giants like Hoodoo Gurus, Daryl Braithwaite, Jon Stevens, Diesel, Russell Morris, WA legend’s Birds Of Tokyo, The Beautiful Girls and more. When Joel was 17 he spent a year as an exchange student in Brazil and upon arriving home Joel’s energetically electric sets grew, as did his songwriting ability. Joel’s mining protest song, “Home Wanted”, made it’s way to ABC Radio National and won him a selection into the HeyWire program, an ABC initiative, to perform at Parliament House to the then Minister for Education and ultimate king of protest, Peter Garrett, frontman to Midnight Oil. Joel’s career as an award winning actor hasn’t kept him from performing or writing and after hit stage appearances across Australia in 2019, his debut acoustic EP, Boy On A Wire is here.