Full Biography: Joey Collins is a singer, songwriter and producer that crafted his musical roots in the Nottingham/Derby music scene with the alternative rock band 'Saturn Ascend'. Fronting the band for a number of years allowed plenty of songwriting and live performance experience from an early age and since the hiatus of the band, he has since ventured into a busy solo career.
His music has been described by critics for "rocking a low-key, Kurt Cobain sound with a hint of Jeff Buckley soul." - Leftlion
"If the key to prolonged success is diversity, then Joey Collins will be a name everyone will know for years to come." - Musik Magazine
Moving to London in 2015 to study Popular Music at Middlesex University, allowed Joey the freedom to gig extensively and build a network in the London music scene. He has since played all over the country with a range of festivals, headline shows and support slots - notably in established venues such as; 02 Academy Islington, Rescue Rooms, The Bodega, Proud Camden, The Hope & Anchor, Camden Assembly, The Troubadour and many more... In July of 2017 & 2018, Collins played a run of shows in Italy with Waira, in addition to performing on RAI radio. He’s also received airtime on BBC Introducing three times with his songs ‘Life Goes On...’, ‘Skeletons’ and ‘Bukowski, are you there?’. Another highlight was a performance for BalconyTV in Vienna performing his song ‘Life Goes On…’.
As well as performing and songwriting, he is also producing some of his own material and other artists at his home studio. The formation of an independent label/live events/podcast series and DIY workspace (songwriting, recording and mixing), 'Dead Cell Records' is his vision to build a passionate music community for like-minded music enthusiasts to collaborate and showcase art collectively.
Short Description: Joey Collins is a singer/songwriter/producer. His music is a variety of genres with influences including of; Jeff Buckley, Noah Gundersen, John Frusciante, Elliot Smith, Richard Ashcroft and Eddie Vedder to name a few. ‘Take Your Pain & Turn It Into Art’ will be the young musician’s debut album release on ‘Dead Cell Records’, due at the end of 2018. The album also features three songs that have already been championed by BBC Introducing.