The Good Luck Joes

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The Good Luck Joes
Origin East Grand Rapids, Michigan
Genres Alternative rock/Indie rock
Years active 2002 - Present
Labels Third Ward Records
Website http://www.goodluckjoes.com/v2
Members Andrew Martin, Andrew Krei, Peterson Goodwyn, Joe Scheltema, Andrew Citron

The Good Luck Joes is a band originally from East Grand Rapids, Michigan and is currently on the Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Third Ward Records label. They began to practice together as a band in 2002. The band consists of Andrew Martin on lead vocals and guitar, Andrew Krei on lead guitar and backing vocals, Joe Scheltema on bass guitar and backing vocals, Peterson Goodwyn on drums/percussion, and Andrew Citron on keyboards/piano.[citation needed]

It was in 2004 that they released their first album, self-titled "The Good Luck Joes". The album circulated among a relatively small group of people, and the band remained relatively unknown. In 2005, with the help of Milwaukee-based producer Joe Puerta, the band recorded a 5-song EP entitled "48 Hours EP", featuring the title track "48 Hours". After receiving the encouragement of numerous musicians and industry professionals, the band enlisted the services of LA-based producer Chad Fischer (Lazlo Bane, Cary Brothers, Alexi Murdoch, Colin Hay) to assist in the creation of their second full-length album, "What Do You Think of That Noise?". The album was released in 2006, and the band subsequently embarked on a tour, opening for the 80's synth-pop outfit ABC at venues including the House of Blues Chicago and Cleveland, Hard Rock Cafe (Myrtle Beach), Ram's Head Live (Baltimore), and Canal Room (NYC). Other bands they have performed with include Colin Hay, Thomas Dolby, The English Beat, Naked Eyes, The Click 5, Tommy Keene, The White Tie Affair, and nationally recognized acoustic-rock act Down the Line. In September 2006, their lead song from "What Do You Think...?", "Middle of Me", was used in promo spots for the ABC show Six Degrees and the band made some national waves.[1]

In November 2006, the band previewed 4 new songs for the first time at the Point's East Pub. Over the first few months of 2007, the band released these songs, as well as one other, through their website. On June 5, 2007, the songs, officially compiled as "Why Everything Goes Wrong", was entirely released on their website, and is now available on iTunes.

The band was also booked for many shows in Summer 2007, including Milwaukee's Summerfest, MOBfest in Chicago, and an opening gig for Soul Asylum in August, perhaps one of their biggest events ever. In early 2008 they released an iTunes-only EP, entitled "Two Drifters EP", containing a new single, "Two Drifters", and an acoustic version of their wildly popular song, "Middle of Me".

In 2009, The Good Luck Joes won Fox Sports Detroit's April in the D contest [2] The band won, by fan vote, the chance to make a music video for their song that can be seen throughout April on Fox Sports Detroit, which can be seen here. They appeared at the Detroit Tigers home opener party on April 10 at The Fillmore Detroit and their song can be heard on Detroit radio station WRIF.[3]

In addition to their songs having appeared on ABC and Fox Sports, The Good Luck Joes' music has been on a number of Real World and Road Rules episodes (MTV), Kyle XY and Greek (ABC Family), Epic Conditions (Weather Channel), Wave Chasers (Travel Channel), Keeping Up With the Kardashians (E!), and most recently, in a commercial for the Jennifer Aniston/Aaron Eckhart movie, "Love Happens". Their entire catalog is available on iTunes.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • The Good Luck Joes (2004)
  • What Do You Think of That Noise? (2006)

EPs[edit]

  • 48 Hours EP (2005)
  • Why Everything Goes Wrong (2007)
  • Two Drifters EP (2008)

Singles[edit]

  • "April in the D" (2009)

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