Since Nov 03, 2017
|Genre||Soul, blues, funk.|
|Bio||Joe Creighton came to Australia from Northern Ireland in 1967 at the age of 18 and his first Australian Band was “Melissa” and they recorded the album "Midnight Trampoline" in 1971 which still has a cult following among young musicians today.
Throughout the early 70's Joe lived in London, Belfast and toured Europe before settling in Japan for two years where he wrote and recorded with electronica genius Dr Osamu Kitajima.
Returning to Australia in ‘76 he formed the band 'Billy T' with Ross Hannaford of 'Daddy Cool' fame and recorded the album "No Definitions".
It was after this time that Joe hooked up with singer/ songwriter and poet Mark Gillespie to create the iconic "Only Human" album. The great success of this album established an important part of Joe's career as a much sought after session musician. Joe went on to help many artists with their projects as bassist, singer, arranger and producer.
In ‘89 shortly after the release and incredible success of "Whispering Jack" John Farnham enticed Joe onto the big concert stage. This was the beginning of a musical relationship which went on for another 13 years recording many albums and performing on several Australian and international tours. On the "Chain Reaction" album John Farnham recorded one of Joe's original songs "The Time Has Come".
During this time Joe was also Tina Arena's MD and performed in her band which toured Australia and Asia after the success of the single "Chains" from the "Don't Ask" album.
Joe has toured internationally with both Kylie Minogue and Olivia Newton John and shared the stage with such luminaries as Sir George Martin, on his ‘All You Need Is Love’ tour, taking lead vocals on some of those great Beatles songs, and with Boz Scaggs on his Australian tour, as well as singing vocal backing as a ‘Raylette’ on tour with the legendary Ray Charles.
Closer to home Joe’s work can be heard across many award winning Australian artists albums and his live performances have been witnessed by tens of thousands live on stage with acts such as Crowded House, Lee Kernaghan, Judith Durham, Rick Price, Tim Finn, LRB, The Black Sorrows, and the late Mark Hunter and Billy Thorpe and many more.
A singer songwriter in his own right Joe has recorded four solo albums "Holywell" in 93, "Stranmillis Road" in 2000, "Falling Again" in 2003 and a compilation album featuring 3 new tracks which was released in late 2013. 2015 will see the release of Joe’s new album Running Free. Four tracks from "Stranmillis Rd" were used in Phil Avalon's movie “Liquid Bridge” and Joe also co-wrote two songs for Mario Andreacchio's movie 'Elephant Tales. More recently “Holywell” was re-reviewed as “a buried treasure” in Brisbane’s Courier Mail.
All of Joe's albums have received high critical acclaim and along with his many other accomplishments, it is no doubt he is regarded so highly in the Australian music industry for his talent and professionalism.