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Finalists in the global Hard Rock Cafe Contest! - February 21, 2012

Justin, Ken and I were selected as Finalists in this contest and move on to compete for a chance to open for Bruce Springsteen at Hyde Park in London! Please come down to support us at the Hard Rock Cafe on March 13th!

Joe's Band Enters the 3rd Stage of the Global Competition! - February 13, 2012

Great news: Ken, Justin and Joe made it into the third stage of the global Hard Rock Cafe competition! Please come celebrate Valentine's Day evening with them while they perform live and compete for their chance to play in London!

Hard Rock Cafe Global Battle Of The Bands! - January 30, 2012

Joe Draper and his band have a chance to play at Hyde Park in London this summer in the Hard Rock Cafe's global Battle Of The Bands! Please just go to the link below, download their free song and “Like” Hard Rock Café’s page.

The nine bands with the most downloads get to compete. And if you don't mind sharing this link with your family and Facebook friends that would be very kind of you : )

Here’s the link to download their free song and vote:

http://www.reverbnation.com/hard_rock_rising/440733
Wish them luck!

P.S. They’d also like to ask for your permission to send you an email each time they play live. If you’re interested, please join the mailing list from the home page of this website!

http://www.facebook.com/joe.draper3 http://twitter.com/#!/JOEDRAPER1

New 11 Song Album! - November 20, 2011

Just finished mixing and mastering the new album of 11 new original songs! I'm now working on the album cover and getting the album ready for release.

A Big THANK YOU to those who supported the benefit concert! - March 14, 2011

Wanted to honor and say thanks again to those who helped us raise $1015.00 for the East Valley Boys and Girls Club's music program last month! If I've missed anyone, please let me know and I'll add your name. Thanks also to those who donated but preferred to remain anonymous.

Cheers!

Ticket Buyers:
KATHLEEN APONTE
DARREL BILLIE
STEVE BRACE
LORI EIKE
TOM FEIGENBAUM
CHAR JAMES
RICK JOHNSON
CONNIE LORENZ
DOUG MCINTYRE
TERRI MCINTYRE
KEN MOSELY
BRENDA OLIVAS
JULES RICKS
MARK ROGOWSKI
TRINA TRIPTON
SHELLY TRUAX
SERGIO VIE
GERALDINE WOODS
ANGIE YAZZIE
DEREK YAZZIE
JOEY YAZZIE
SANDY YELLOWHORSE

Special personal thanks also goes to Ken Mosley, Jimmy Wilson, Walt Richardson & the Peaceful Warriors, Jessie Gestrin, DAINOW, Cheryl Stephens, Shane Murphy for running sound, Jamie Jones for great graphic design and photography, Chris Reed for taking donations, Channel 12, KDKB, Prensa Hispana, the Tempe Marketplace and San Felipe's.

EP Release Party! Friday, Jan. 7, Sail Inn Music Venue - December 19, 2010

Hello! For the first time ever, a collection of my original songs featuring Ken Mosley on the drums will become available! In addition, my new, full-length album of 10 more original songs, also featuring Ken on the drums, is now being mixed in Chicago by the very talented Nate Gray. Please feel free to visit WWW.JOEDRAPER.COM and join the mailing list. Come down and help us kick off the new year!

Here's some info about the new... EP:
The songs:
BRAND NEW
LIKE SHE USED TO
BOPALITA
DARK CLOUDS
A LITTLE TASTE
BONUS TRACK:
I’M WAITING

Vocals, Guitars, Bass and Maracas: Joe Draper
Words and Music Written and Arranged by Joe Draper
Drums: Ken Mosley
Produced by Joe Draper
Engineered by Nate Gray in Phoenix, Arizona
Mixed and Mastered by Nate Gray in Chicago, Illinois
Published by Joe Draper Music
Bonus Track “I'm Waiting” Engineered by Josh Rozenboom
Cover Photo: Time Stands Still Photography

Also very pleased to mention that Ken Mosley and Jimmy Wilson will be performing with me at the release party!

Next big event: I'm holding a benefit concert for the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley at the Tempe Marketplace on Sat. Feb. 19 at 8pm on the District Stage. $10 VIP tickets are available and 100% of the proceeds benefit the Club’s music program. Please call me at 480 755 1208 or email me at joedraper@joedraper.com if you’d like to support this event!

Peace and Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Joe

Alice Cooper's Talent Search/Semi Finals! - November 3, 2010

Hi! I was selected to compete in Alice Cooper's Proof Is In The Pudding Christmas Talent Search! I wanted to humbly ask for everyone's support...audience response is a big part of what I'll be judged upon and the winner opens up for Alice at the Dodge Theater in December!

I'll be performing sometime between 615pm and 830 but I won't know exactly when until I arrive so if you can please show up early, that would be awesome....it's all-ages, no cover.

Your support will be greatly appreciated!

Joe

DOWNTOWN PHOENIX'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY STREET PARTY!/LIVE AT THE ARIZONA STATE FAIR/ALICE COOPER'S CHRISTMAS ALBUM - October 12, 2010

I've been graced with the huge honor of being invited to perform at these two very cool events! I was also invited to record a song for Alice Cooper's Proof Is In The Pudding Christmas CD! Ken and I went in to SoundVision Studios and tracked the entire song this past Sunday with veteran Producer Michael Beck at the board!

Mixing continues on the new albums...

New Album! - July 12, 2010

Joe and Ken just finished tracking all the drums for Joe's new album of 10 original songs! Stay tuned!

Joe Draper Opens for Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers!! - March 3, 2010

Saturday, March 27th, 2010
MARQUEE THEATER
Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers w/ Random Karma and Joe Draper - 7:30
730 North Mill Avenue
Tempe Az 85281
USA
480) 829-0707
Price: $28

Me and my band were invited to open for Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers! The show will also feature our good friends Random Karma.

Please feel free to email, call or text me if you'd like tickets, I'll be glad to hand deliver them personally or mail them to you!

Joe

joedraper@joedraper.com
480 755 1208

Joe Draper and Co. Live at The Rhythm Room! - January 9, 2010

Happy New Year, everyone! I'd like to invite you to our very first performance at this legendary blues venue! Here's a link to the basic details:

http://www.joedraper.com/calendar.html
I'm also very pleased to announce that not only do we have my very own soul brother Sergio Vie rocking the upright bass, but we also have power-house drummer Ken Mosley, Jr. from No Longer Together joining us as well [No Longer Together were winners of Alice Cooper's 2008 Christmas Pudding Talent Search and opened for Cooper at the Dodge Theater. For more info on upcoming gigs from this rockin' band, please visit www.nolongertogether.com].

Tickets are available at a discounted price [$8] from me personally and online at

http://nemesisentertainment.com/buytickets.php
Feel free to also call [480 755 1208], text or email me if you'd like one, I'll be glad to get one to you.

Please come down and help us rock the house. It's gonna be a fun night for sure!

Hope to see you there. Cheers!

Joe

Venue Change for Alice Cooper Finals - December 7, 2009

The venue was changed to the Hard Rock Cafe for this competition due to the rainy weather. Just a heads up. Hope to see everyone there!

Joe Draper/Finals/Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding Contest! - November 23, 2009

I'll be competing in the finals for Alice Cooper's talent search on Tuesday, Dec. 8th at Cooper'stown. The winner gets to open for Alice, as well as Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, at the Dodge Theater! The competition starts around 6pm. I would really appreciate the support if you can make it down!
- Joe

Joe Draper's Debut On Public Television/Alice Cooper/Benefit Concert - November 2, 2009

I wanted to share some great news with you: my band will be delivering our debut performance on public television next Monday, Nov. 9! Channel 12 News [NBC] is featuring us on their Midday Show! We'll tape the show in the morning and it will be aired from 1pm-2pm so please tune in.

I was also selected to compete for the chance to open for Alice Cooper at the Dodge Theater! I'll perform next Tuesday evening [6 pm] at Cooper'stown in downtown Phoenix. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

We were also invited to perform at a high-profile artwalk at Su Vino Winery in downtown Scottsdale on Thursday evening from 7-9! It's presented by Artisan Markets.

We end the week on Saturday night at Madcap Theater with our benefit concert for the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley [proudly sponsored by SER Soundworks and featuring our friends Haven James and No Longer Together!]. The Club's VP of Development is going to be taking the $5 cover at the door. If you're going to make any of the events this week, this is the one I ask for your most support on. I'd like to make this benefit concert a yearly event and it's success is extremely important to me. 100% of the door and raffle goes directly to the Club. "Beanie" Wells personally donated an autographed football for the raffle!

Hope to see you there!!

Joe

Finalists in Roger Clyne/Ear Candy Competition! - October 20, 2009

Ear Candy Charity and Roger Clyne selected my band as one of four finalists invited to compete for the opening slot for the Peacemaker's Halloween concert at the Marquee Theater!

We'll compete this Friday Oct 23, 2009 at the Sail Inn around 10:45pm. A great deal of what we'll be judged on is how many people come to see us. The $10 cover proceeds go to children's charity.

Hope you can make it! We would greatly appreciate your support!!

Joe

Sail Inn
26 S. Farmer
Tempe, Az 85281

www.joedraper.com www.thesailinn.com

"Dark Clouds" - The First Video! - October 5, 2009

Just filmed and released our very first video yesterday! Check it out on the "View Videos" link on this site!

We also play the Hard Rock Cafe for the first time on Friday 10/16! It's part of Ear Candy Charity's Emerging Artists Series and it will feature my band as well as Random Karma and Haven James! Come on down to support a great cause as well as to join in the fun. We hit the stage around 10:30.

Hope to see you there!

Joe

Benefit Concert for the Boys and Girls Club - August 30, 2009

Hi. Got some cool news. I'm putting together a benefit concert for the Boys and Girls Club Of The East Valley with 100% of the ticket/cover charge going directly to the Club. It will be held at Madcap Theatre down in the heart of the Mill Avenue area and I'm very happy to say that I have the B & G Club's direct involvement with the project. I'm also glad to mention that my friends from Random Karma and Haven James will be performing as well.

We'll be raffling off some cool items to help raise money for the Club at the event. So far, I have an autographed football from Chris "Beanie" Wells of the Arizona Cardinals! I'm also working on getting some more donations/sponsorships.

If you could please mark your calender and come down to help us raise money while we all let the good times roll, I know many families here in the Valley would really appreciate your support!

Hope all is going well for you. Feel free to email me if you have any questions : )

Joe

Tempe CD Release Party!! - May 18, 2009

Saturday, June 13th, 2009
LAST EXIT
8 PM
1425 W. Southern Ave.
Tempe AZ 85282
USA
(480) 557-6656
Price: 5.00

Very Special Guests: Award-winning artists Haven James and Random Karma! Both bands just performed at the McDowell Mountain Music Fest! Random Karma is also performing with Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers down in Mexico this summer!

Live At The Marquee Theatre - February 12, 2009

Hi. We'll be performing on Saturday, February 21st at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe! This is going to be one of our biggest shows to date. It's a slightly different arrangement than usual because we were asked to sell our own tickets [it's a local music showcase featuring us and 3 other great acts].

We decided to donate our entire share [$7 per ticket] to the Boys And Girls Club. We'd really appreciate your support in raising money for a great cause and also joining us for a rockin' concert!! Tickets are only $10 a piece so please let me know if you'd like one or more and we can go from there.

Hope you can make it. Feel free to call or email me if you'd like.

Joe

480 755 1208
WWW.JOEDRAPER.COM WWW.MYSPACE.COM/JOEDRAPER

Joe Draper Live! - January 17, 2009

We take the stage for the first time in 2009 on Saturday Feb. 7 at the Big Fish Pub in Tempe. We've been in the studio for the past several months and this is the first full show since October [my debut album of all-original songs is ready for release and you can hear two tracks from it on myspace!]. Stay tuned for news on the CD-release party.


Hope all is well!

Joe


BIG FISH PUB
10:30 pm
1954 E University Dr
Tempe Az 85281
Price: $5

http://www. myspace. com/azbigfish

Finalists!/New CD almost done! - December 6, 2008

Joe's band was selected as a finalist in Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding talent contest, one of the top 10 bands! Joe, Serg and Randy have also just finished recording their first album and are in the in the final mixing stages. Stay tuned for the CD release party!

Alice Cooper! - November 12, 2008

We got selected to audition for Alice Cooper's Christmas show! We're one out of only 24 bands who get to compete so I'm pretty excited. The winners will get to perform with Alice at the Dodge Theater on December 13th.

We'll be at Cooper'stown on Monday, Nov. 24 and you're welcome to join us. The event starts at 6:30 pm and we'd really appreciate your support if you can make it!

Joe

WWW.JOEDRAPER.COM http://www.myspace.com/joedraper http://www.alicecooperstown.com/

Joe Draper/Live At The Yucca Tap Room/Aug. 29th - August 2, 2008

Hey! Thanks goes out to everyone who showed up to our show last night! We had a blast! And the acoustic set at the end, as unplanned as it was, turned out to be a personal highlight of the evening.

We’re having a Labor Day Weekend party the Yucca Tap Room on Friday, August 29th! I hope you come down to help us rock the joint!

More band news: Randy and I going into the studio tomorrow to record the drum and rhythm guitar tracks for our new album! I am so psyched.

Thanks for supporting us.

Joe


Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave.
(Southwest Corner of Southern and Mill)
480-967-4777
http://www.yuccatap.com/
WWW.JOEDRAPER.COM WWW.MYSPACE.COM/JOEDRAPER

June 29, 2008

Thanks all those who attended our CD-Release Party at Last Exit! What a great night!

We have a Rock N Roll party scheduled on August 1st.
Hope you can make it!

Joe

MARDI GRAS
10:30
8040 East McDowell Rd
Scottsdale AZ 85257
USA
480 970-5707

[Opening band starts around 9 and we take the stage around 10:30]

June 10, 2008

Joe has just booked a CD-Release party at Last Exit on June 28! There will be no cover charge and the show should start around 9.

Last Exit
1425 W. Southern Ave. Tempe, AZ
SW Corner of Southern & Priest 480-557-6656
LASTEXITLIVE.COM
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