Joe Volk

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Joe Volk
Joe Volk.jpg
Joe Volk in Helsinki, Finland. February 2011
Background information
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Acoustic, folk
Years active 2002–present
Labels Invada
Associated acts Boris,[1] Crippled Black Phoenix, Gonga, Portishead
Website www.joevolk.co.uk

Joe Volk is an English musician and songwriter based in Bristol.

Solo[edit]

Volk is signed to Invada Records as a solo artist[2][3] and released his debut album 'Derwent Waters Saint' in 2006. The album was recorded, engineered and produced by Adrian Utley,[4] guitarist with the band Portishead. Volk started recording a new album in January 2011, again working with Utley, as well as Emmy nominated composer Ben Salisbury.[5]

His last solo performance in the UK was in 2009 at the Colston Hall,[6] Bristol. He performed with the Bristol Ensemble chamber orchestra as part of the 'Invada Invasion'[7][8] event curated by Geoff Barrow. Volk started playing live again in February 2011, playing a handful of shows in Finland.[9][10]

He is the Great Grandson of electrical engineer and inventor Magnus Volk.

Bands[edit]

He was first signed to Invada Records as the singer with hard rock band Gonga. Volk left the band in 2007, after writing and releasing two albums with the group.[11]

Volk was for a while, also the singer and lyricist in Crippled Black Phoenix, a band founded by Justin Greaves in 2004.

Since releasing Derwent Waters Saint, Volk has released seven albums and four EP's with these bands.

Other work[edit]

Volk composed the music for the National Geographic documentary Cryonics – Freeze Me. His song 'The Sun Also Rises' was featured in the BBC short film 'Small Dark Places'.[12] He has worked on several projects with the visual artist John Minton.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BORIS AND JOE VOLK TO RELEASE SPLIT RECORD 10TH DECEMBER 2012". Silver pr. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Lukowski, Andrzej (21 September 2009). "Invada Invasion of DiS: Geoff Barrow talks Bristol and BEAK>". Drownedinsound.com. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Fine Tuned: 8 February (29 February 2008). "Bristol - Entertainment - Fine Tuned: February 08". BBC. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Joe Volk | Clash Music Exclusive Ones To Watch". Clashmusic.com. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Ben Salisbury". Ben Salisbury. 24 August 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Mogwai confirmed for Invada Invasion at opening". Colston Hall. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  7. ^ Bloomfield, Philip (1 October 2009). "Invada Invasion: the DiS review". Drownedinsound.com. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Invada Invasion Preview". Nme.Com. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Sue.fi - Uutiset: Joe Volk kolmelle Suomen-keikalle helmikuussa". Suezine.fi. Retrieved 13 June 2011. [dead link]
  10. ^ Sam Norgate (12 April 2011). "Joe Volk - live in Finland". Invada. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  11. ^ "Gonga". Clashmusic.com. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "Joe Volk - All Tomorrow's Parties". Atpfestival.com. 9 October 2008. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  13. ^ "John Minton". Minton Film. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 

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