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01/10/19

ABOUT

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

"With a range of influences from Jeff Buckley to Thom Yorke, Joey Collins' 'Requiem' has a mature and melancholic tone that sends shivers down your spine." - BBC Introducing

"A strikingly original artist in the modern era of over-produced, zealous pop, Collins’ sophomore record possesses an emotional and lyrical dexterity to satisfy tortured souls and hopeful romantics alike.” - The Mic 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 seven times with his songs ‘Life Goes On...’, ‘Skeletons’, ‘Bukowski, are you there?’, ‘Requiem’, ‘Time Becomes Our Only Saviour’ [x2], and 'Sleep'. Furthermore, ‘Time Becomes Our Only Saviour’ was chosen by Dean Jackson to be the ‘Track of the week’ for BBC Introducing.

After graduating university in London, Joey has since moved back to his hometown of Nottingham and has been welcomed with open arms. He’s already featured on BBC Radio Nottingham with a session with Summaya Mughal discussing music and mental health, whilst she gave airtime with three of his songs for that broadcast. Performing a headline set at Dot To Dot festival appearing on the Broadway stage, main support slot for Avalanche City at Rescue Rooms and a summer booked of festivals, 2019 looks to be his busiest year.

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 from Nottingham (UK). 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. Collins’ has accomplished receiving airtime on BBC Introducing seven times with his songs ‘Life Goes On...’, ‘Skeletons’, ‘Bukowski, are you there?’, ‘Requiem’, ‘Time Becomes Our Only Saviour’ [x2], and 'Sleep'. Furthermore, ‘Time Becomes Our Only Saviour’ was chosen by Dean Jackson to be the ‘Track of the week’ for BBC Introducing, whilst Summaya Mughal (BBC Radio Nottingham) has shown her support for the young musician during her discovery sessions.

His extensive gigging experience that stems from a disciplined DIY approach, has enabled the singer-songwriter/producer to bring his raw, honest and emotional music to a range of festivals and notable shows across the UK and overseas. ‘Requiem’ will be his sophomore album released on his own label ‘Dead Cell Records’ on 01/10/19.

"With a range of influences from Jeff Buckley to Thom Yorke, Joey Collins' 'Requiem' has a mature and melancholic tone that sends shivers down your spine." - BBC Introducing

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

"A strikingly original artist in the modern era of over-produced, zealous pop, Collins’ sophomore record possesses an emotional and lyrical dexterity to satisfy tortured souls and hopeful romantics alike.” - The Mic Magazine

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“Joey Collins rocks a low-key, Kurt Cobain sound with a hint of Jeff Buckley soul.”

— LeftLion
“With a range of influences from Jeff Buckley to Thom Yorke, Joey Collins’ ‘Requiem’ has a mature and melancholic tone that sends shivers down your spine.”
— BBC Music Introducing in The East Midlands ‏
 

SKGN X // Joey Collins - You Do Something To Me

Joey Collins with Liam Naylor performs his third single 'Like A Fool', taken from his upcoming album 'Requiem' live at Mount Street Studios in Nottingham, UK. This live session was filmed by SKGN (Sam Nicklin) and the audio was mixed and mastered by Charles Kirby of Mount Street Studios.
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DISCOGRAPHY

 

Available ALso for Event Entertainment

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Need an experienced singer/guitarist or DJ for a range of event types?

A rock/pop artist perfect for drinks receptions & dinner entertainment. Joey's tailored repertoire includes music for everyone. Full PA system provided, PAT tested and public liability insurance coverage.

Contact joeycollinsmusicuk@gmail.com for rates and enquiries.