Original soul, jazz and funk...
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From a very early age, Joel has had a very keen passion for music. Having been exposed to a wide range of styles in childhood has helped set the foundation for a varied musical palate in later life.
Now in his thirties (time flies eh?) Joel is working on making a way as a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. The Diamond Experience is the best solution so far to an ongoing "chicken & egg" situation faced by many, many musicians today.
A powerful presence on any stage, Joel White is dynamic, musical and entertaining in equal measure. Soul, Blues, Jazz and Funk are the languages he most fluently speaks. Since the age of 7 playing music has been a part of his life, starting with guitar then diversifying and adapting to becoming a multi-instrumentalist and accomplished songwriter.
Whilst building a multi-faceted portfolio career Joel has worked behind the scenes with great acts including 10cc, Sophie Ellis Bextor and The Three Degrees. On stage his skill in listening and engaging with others musically has taken him around the world including performances in the US, Scotland, Belgium, Holland, Austria and as far afield as Australia.
At the start of this new chapter, Joel is making strides at home and on foreign soil, taking his music to a wider audience. His influences include the likes of B.B. King, The Beatles, The Carpenters, Jon Cleary, Stevie Wonder, Dire Straits, Steve Vai, Guthrie Govan and many more. Sharing passion and enthusiasm in communication of emotion and feeling are central to the music Joel creates.
Inspired by Stevie Wonder, Dire Straits, The Carpenters; Jazz artists including Nat King Cole, sammy davis Jr and Harry Connick Jr; Guitarists inlcuding Hendrix, Guthrie Govan, B.B. King, satriani, Les Paul, Prince and many many more. these are all artists informing Joel's musical stylings, they authentically communicate in the medium of music. They all form parts of the vocabulary joel uses in his own way.