International bass player and singer songwriter Joe Creighton draws from the influences of his colourful past.
Growing up in Belfast during the heady sixties when the pop charts were heavily influenced by Rhythm and Blues, Rock and Soul music. Belfast rocked to the sounds of Van Morrison and Them, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, The Animals to name a few.
Joe took on the mantel carrying the torch to Melbourne Australia where he was quickly accepted by the local music industry performing with artists such as:
Joe performs in many different formats from solo, duo, trio to full band depending on individual requirements.
Band members are drawn from an elite core of Melbourne's top musicians.
For repertoire Joe selects from a rich catalogue of R&B, Blues, Gospel and Soul music such as Van Morrison, Tony Joe White, Taj Mahal, Paul Simon, John Lee Hooker, The Band.
Joe also plays original music by request drawing songs from his highly acclaimed solo albums.
Overall Joe Creighton offers great music played by fine musicians.
Smokin' Joe Creighton
Many great Australian artists who need some serious bass or vocals captured on their live or recording project, seem to turn to Joe Creighton.
Certainly this has been the case with the legendary "Voice" John Farnham, "The Impossible Princess" - Kylie Minogue, and Olivia Newton-John for her USA Tour.
Joe has had some great opportunities when visiting artists have come to Australia. For the opening of the Hard Rock Cafe in Melbourne he played with Bozz Scaggs, and the at the opening of the Crown Casino he performed with Ray Charles. His favourite being the gig with Tony Joe White.
Maireid Sullivan - CD
Songs of joy, struggle, and hope.
Upon returning to Melbourne, Australia, in March 2002, after seven years "traveling the world and other places as well," Mairéid and Ben met up with musical friends and were delighted to hear them play songs the duo had been 'road testing' overseas, in preparation for Never Drift Apart.