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MEET JOE VISSER
Joe Visser is a 16-year-old singer/songwriter from the south coast of NSW. He plays guitar, piano and drums, and describes his music as ‘alternative folk’.
Joe has been performing professionally since the age of 13. He has appeared at numerous festivals, including MCA Genext (18/19), Burradise Festival (17/18/19), SeeChange (18) Shoalhaven River Festival (17), and KV Folk Festival (youth 17).
He has played support sets for Daniel Champagne, Elizabeth Rae, The Bean Project and Scott Cook, as well as lending his talents to many local charity events.
Joe was the April 2017 winner of Shoalhaven Unearthed. He was also a participant in the 2017 Young Coasties songwriting project and his song ‘Fear’ appears on the Young Coasties album.
Joe released his first EP (Joe Visser: EP No. 1) in December 2017.
Joe’s song ‘Playing With Fire’ was shortlisted in the 2017 ACMF National Songwriting Award.
Joe’s song ‘Freakshow Carnival’ was shortlisted in the 2019 ACMF National Songwriting Award, and will be released as a single in November 2019.
“My songs are mostly stories about emotions,” he says. “I start with a phrase and then write a song around it.”
Image: Bonnie Greene
YOU CAN HEAR JOE VISSER HERE
If you like what you hear, please feel free to download the songs, leave a review or share them!
GRAB MY FIRST EP!
Australian addresses: BUY HERE ($10 including delivery)
Overseas addresses: BUY HERE ($15 including delivery)
This limited-edition CD EP features six original songs, including ‘Playing With Fire’ and ‘Fear’ (both of which you can listen to above).
All words and music by Joe Visser. CDs will be signed.
SOME RECENT LIVE PERFORMANCES
“Joe is far too young to be such a good songwriter and performer. Watch him at the festival and you can tell everyone you caught him before he was famous.”– Nick Rheinberger, ABC Illawarra
“A rising star in the folk scene – Joe Visser’s lyrics and musical thinking span beyond his years. Definitely one to watch!” – Sivan and Todd Mayhew, The April Maze
“It was a great delight to have Joe Visser perform at the SeeChange Jervis Arts Festival 2018. The Pocket pop-up theatre was the perfect intimate setting to soak up his original songs and the stories they tell. The audience loved every minute.” – Natalie McDonagh, Festival Director