Joseph Bell picked up a guitar at age 13 and began performing around his hometown of Shrewsbury the year after. By age 18, Bell was producing music from home. After completing a History degree at UCL, Bell released his debut EP 'Dancing Days' in November 2020. The EP was praised for its ‘dream-like’ melodies and reflective lyrics, with his song ‘Overload’ gaining radio play from Scott Mills on BBC Radio 1. Joseph spent the next two years working on his craft, releasing another new single ‘Lost Souls’ in November 2021, which led to a live session and interview for BBC Introducing Shropshire, alongside gigs across the UK including shows at iconic London venues Ronnie Scott's and the Troubadour.
In 2023, Joseph released his second EP 'Hits', showcasing a darker alt-pop sound focused on finding identity in the digital age. The EP was launched to a sold-out crowd at Dreamhouse Records in East London. Joseph finished 2023 by playing a BBC Introducing gig in Tenbury Wells, which was broadcast on BBC Stoke, Herefordshire and Shropshire. Alongside this, Joseph has been working as a Creative in Residence at City University, where he has been recording several new projects for release in 2024.
- Over 10,000 streams on Spotify from an independently released EP and two singles either side.
- BBC Introducing support and a live session / interview for BBC Intro Shropshire.
- Radio play for 'Overload' from Scott Mills on BBC Radio 1.
- 2 gigs at Ronnie Scott's, plus performances at venues around the UK.