Since late 2018, Joel has had the great pleasure of regularly playing for the award winning phenomenal jazz guitarist Nigel Price and his renowned trio up an down the country featuring the incredible Ross Stanley on Hammond Organ. Find out where they're playing next on their 2020 U.K. Tour here.
Since signing to iconic French label Naïve Records in 2013, he has been hailed by UK newspaper Metro as "a major new talent,” featured on the front page of daily national newspaper Le Figaro and performed live on national TV in Germany, Poland, Turkey & Portugal. His last album, Stepping Out, reached #1 on the US iTunes Jazz Charts and saw the radio giant NPR feature him in a special 60-minute feature programme from Hollywood. He has slowly but steadily built a touring capability that has so far reached 26 countries across 4 continents.
Tom Seals. The soul singing, boogie playing all round entertainer quickly climbing the ranks selling out places like Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Birdland (New York), Pizza Express Jazz Club, 606 club and many more across Europe such as North Sea Jazz Club. Joel has been Toms first call drummer since 2016.
The Scarlet Pines sound is a musical tapestry of modern UK jazz, psychedelic rock, instrumental hip-hop and soul. Created by keyboardist Pete Range, he is joined by Idris Rahman on sax, Joe Perkins on guitar, Flo Moore on bass and Joel Barford on drums. The yet to be released EP 'Life In Flow' will be out on November 6th 2020.
Just 23 years old, with rich and resonant vocals that belie her age, Lucy Merrilyn stands on the cusp of a formidable career. Performing classic tunes of the worlds leading ladies of jazz, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Julie London and Peggy Lee to name a few. Joel plays with Lucy round London and is on her standard EP 'Sometimes I'm Happy'.
Joel has been playing for the up and coming originals/blues artist Greg Coulson on and off since 2013. Greg Coulson is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and gifted performer. An accomplished Pianist and Hammond player he is also a gifted guitarist and singer/songwriter specialising in Rhythm & Blues.