Joey Carbone

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Joey Carbone
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Brooklyn, New York
OccupationMusic composer and producer

Joey Carbone is a composer, music producer,[1] arranger, keyboardist, vocalist, advisor and educator. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.

Early life[edit]

When he was 16, Carbone was signed as a singer in a band to Atlantic Records by one of Atlantic's founders, Jerry Wexler. Carbone took a summer job working at Atlantic, where he watched recording sessions by Aretha Franklin, The Rascals, Cream, and The Rolling Stones.

Career overview[edit]

Carbone moved to Los Angeles and became a keyboardist and vocalist for recording sessions and concerts. He played keyboards for Kiki Dee & Elton John, Rick James, The Righteous Brothers, Eric Carmen, Rod Stewart, Cher, Air Supply, Andy Gibb, Bette Midler and others.

Carbone was the music director and theme composer for nine years for the television series Star Search,[2] and arranged, produced, conducted and played piano for then-budding performers Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, Alanis Morissette, LeAnn Rimes, Justin Timberlake and others. He won a Cable ACE Award for composing and producing the theme song for the series It's Garry Shandling's Show,[3] on which he served as music director.

He composed and arranged music for China Beach, Falcon Crest, Entertainment Tonight, and others. He has also produced and/or composed albums for Japan-based record companies for American singers including Little Richard, Alyssa Milano,[4] Joseph Williams and Bobby Kimball of Toto, Bill Champlin and Jason Scheff of the group Chicago, John O'Banion, Edward Furlong, Irene Cara, Mylin,[5] Neil Sedaka, Tiffany, Warren DeMartini (Ratt), The Righteous Brothers, and Sam Moore of Sam & Dave. He has created more than 1000 songs for the Japanese market[6] including songs for KAT-TUN,[7] Matsuura Aya, Smap, Wada Akiko, Crystal Kay, Akanishi Jin, Diana & the treasures, Sexy Zone, Kanjani8, Tsuchiya Anna, Tackey & Tsubasa, N.E.W.S., Hey! Say! JUMP, Van Tomiko, Nakamori Akina, Nakayama Miho, Wink, Shonentai, Shibugakitai, Arashi, Aikawa Nanase, Mari Hamada, Lindberg, Inagaki Junichi, Koyanagi Yuki, Naomi Tamura, Infix, Julia Mazda, Eriko Tamura, and Masatoshi Ono. He has more than 80 top 10 hits in Japan.[8] He has composed hundreds of songs for Japanese television commercials, movies and television programs including the film Satomi Hakken Den.[citation needed]

Carbone is a contracted advisor to both Sony Records and Avex entertainment, Japan.[9] He is a lecturer and International Advisor at Jikei Gakuen (Tokyo School of Music & Dance).[10] He has given lectures at colleges and universities in the United States, Japan, and Taiwan.


  1. ^ McClure, Steve (January 28, 2011). "Local, foreign songwriters camp it up". The Japan Times]. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  2. ^ Joey Carbone | May Pang's Asian Media Internet News
  3. ^ It's Garry Shandling's Show Lyrics - Theme Song Lyrics
  4. ^ Markman, Jon D. (April 26, 1995). "Made in the U.S.A. : Joey Carbone Packages Acts the Japanese Love. His Secret? Think Cute". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  5. ^ JOEY CARBONE WEB on Adult Contemporary Music In Japan
  6. ^ "Music: Inside Tracks". Metropolis Magazine. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  7. ^ Whyte, Wilson (March 14, 2009). "From the New York streets to the king of Japanese pop". The Japan Times. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  8. ^ The Rafu Shimpo - L.A. Japanese Daily News
  9. ^ Speakers | ALLTHATMATTERS
  10. ^ 業界特別ゼミ・特別講義 Tokyo School of Music & Dance