15 years professional experience writing, singing, playing bass and recording Punk Rock/Pop Punk * My band Orange signed with Epitaph Records at only age 16 and released 4 full length albums * Father is bassist for Sade.
I sing in a much lower register to most punk rock vocalists in the style of David Bowie meets Mike Ness * I can also do a great Johnny Rotten/Sex Pistols style vocal * British accent * Wrote/performed the theme song for Cartoon Networks Generator Rex * Toured with The Misfits/Bowling For Soup/Zebrahead/Reel Big Fish.
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Interview with Joe Dexter
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Vocals with attitude. Bass lines with a punch.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jerry Finn, Ryan Hewitt, Gavin Mackillop, John Feldman
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Pro Tools 11, Eleven Rack, Komplete 10, Blue Bird Mic, SM57 Mic
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Badassery. Power. Passion. Punk Rock.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Slaying the bass. Growling out crunchy vocals.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop Punk, Punk Rock, Synth Pop, Punk, Nu Wave
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Play it live.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Johnny Rotten taking Gerard Way to see David Bowie.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 15 years.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My dog, my dog, my dog, my dog, my dog.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Do your research! Already know everything about them before hiring them.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How much money are you gonna pay me?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That Im a one trick pony. I have a huge soft spot for power ballads. Gimme stadium-seeking drums and a piano any day.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Am I gonna have the chicken or the fish?
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The flow zone.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I am the provider of badassery. It will be badass.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Get with the times. Change or die.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Me, again.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A solo EP!
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My band Orange. We got signed when I was 16 and released 4 albums and have toured the world a dozen times over.