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 moving to London, 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 2 shows at iconic London venue Ronnie Scott's.
Joseph's new EP is set for release in 2023, and focuses on finding identity in the digital age. Sonically, it is a shift away from his singer-songwriter based sound, incorporating electronic elements and showcasing Bell's progress over the last two years, whilst keeping the core storytelling ability and soul from Joseph's earlier releases.
- 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.