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JOE DRAPER: Bio

JOE DRAPER: Lead Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter and Producer

GENRE: High-Energy Original Rock Music

HOME-BASE: Phoenix, AZ [USA]

(Home Page Photo: Rick Johnson)

HISTORY:

November 2012
Joe's band plays their first headlining concert at the Hard Rock Cafe in Phoenix on Friday, Nov. 9th

October 2012
Joe's band is a semi-finalist in the Phoenix Blues Society's Arizona Blues Showdown at the legendary Rhythm Room Blues Club.

June 2012
Joe and his band hold their CD Release party for Joe's new 11-song album "Dignity Of Rebellion" on Sat. June 2nd at the Sail Inn Music Venue.

April 2012
Joe's band teams up with talented film maker Jordan Hurt to start filming a new video for the song "Brand New."

February and March 2012
Joe's band is selected as a Finalist in the Global Hard Rock Cafe Battle of the Bands and plays to a packed house each time they are scheduled to perform.

January 2012
Joe's band is selected as a semi-finalist in the Global Hard Rock Cafe Battle of the Bands.

November 2011
Joe finishes work on his new album of 11 original songs and begins preparing for the release party.

February 2011
Joe and his band hold a benefit concert for the East Valley Boys and Girls Club at the Tempe Marketplace to a sold-out crowd, raising over $1000 for the Club's music program.

January 2011
Joe releases new E.P. "A Little Taste" that features 6 original songs.

October 2010
Joe and his band deliver their first performance at the Arizona State Fair. [10/16/10]

Joe and his band are invited to provide the sole musical entertainment for Downtown Phoenix's 20th Year Anniversary Street Party with the Vice-Mayor of Phoenix. [10/15/10]

March 2010
Joe and his band opens for Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers at the 2000 person capacity Marquee Theater in Tempe to a sold-out, Saturday night crowd!

November 2009
Joe is selected as a finalist as a soloist for Alice Cooper's Proof Is In The Pudding talent search.

November 14, 2009
Joe puts together a benefit concert for the Boys And Girls Club of the East Valley with 100% of the money paid to Joe and the supporting acts going directly to the Club.

November 9, 2009
Joe and his band deliver their debut performance on public television, featured on Channel 12's Midday show [NBC]

October 23, 2009
Joe's band are finalists in Ear Candy/Roger Clyne contest, winning Second Place

October 16, 2009
Joe's band is featured in Ear Candy's Emerging Artist Series at the Hard Rock Cafe

October 4, 2009
Joe's very first music video "Dark Clouds" is filmed and released

June 13, 2009
Joe's band holds their CD-Release party in Tempe

January 2009
Joe's self-titled debut solo album is released

November 2008
Joe's band are finalists in Alice Cooper's "Proof Is In The Pudding" Talent Search


November 2007
Joe and his band deliver their first live performance.

January 2006
British Radio continues to feature Joe's music.

December 2005
Joe's music is featured as "Album Of The Week" on British Radio