Joe Robinson (NSW)
Joe Robinson began playing the guitar aged ten and one year later began playing professionally. It soon became obvious to many that a musical prodigy was in their midst. Initially inspired by Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana and other players of that era, Joe then became interested in jazz guitar, teaching himself from the internet. Joe's natural ability to play guitar usually seen in seasoned professionals twice his age attracted the attention of many of Australia's guitar greats, including Tommy and Phil Emmanuel. With the guidance and support of such renowned players, Joe (now 16) has established himself as one of the most promising artists ever to emerge from Australia.
Joe has performed alongside many of Australia's finest musicians, such as Phil Emmanuel, Chain, Stevie Wright, Michael Fix, Mark Atkins, George Washingmachine, Gorden Rhytmeister, Leon Gaer, Mykl Lozin and The Bluezone.
Fresh from a launch at Sydney's legendary Basement jazz club, Joe's debut album, 'Birdseed' is receiving critical acclaim and being played on Sydney's top radio stations. The hype was such that a showcase for Sony/BMG was ordered within 24 hours of its release.
Joe is embarking on a month long US promotional tour in October 2007. He will be playing alongside Tommy Emmanuel, as well as playing with various artists in Nashville, and San Diego.
"Joe will undoubtedly be Australia's best guitarist, probably as soon as he is 21" - Phil Emmanuel
"Joe Robinson is without a doubt the finest young guitar player to come out of Australia in a long, long time. Not only talent beyond his years, but maturity on stage with his ability to engage the audience, Joe showed the capacity crowd what Phil Emmanuel was referring to. Australia will most certainly hear more about this young man in years to come!" - Hotsource.com
Winner of Australia's Got Talent 2008
Winner of the World Championships of Performing Arts 2009
Time Jumpin' (2009)
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Joe Robinson featured at the 2008 Australian Blues Music Festival.
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