Joel Havea

Live Act Singer/Songwriter Blues Soul Groove Roots Reggae
Joel Havea - Singer/Songwriter Blues Soul Groove Roots Reggae Live Act in Hamburg

Joel Havea Short Info

Joel Havea is a man of many talents. A skilled songwriter, natural singer, great guitarist and an overall engaging performer whose songs demonstrate his wide ranging musical and cultural influences. With his unique background, Joel is certainly well prepared to handle the impressive new heights being reached by his music.

Coming from the vibrant, eclectic music scene in Australia's cultural capital of Melbourne, Joel cut his teeth playing live from a young age as part of “the Havea Brothers” duo with his younger brother Dave. In the process, he developed his own brand of reggae and soul infused acoustic song-writing with pop sensibilities, no doubt also influenced by his mixed Tongan and Dutch heritage. After some extensive world travel, including playing gigs throughout Asia and Europe, Joel found a new home in Hamburg, Germany, and set to work warming up the chilly city's music venues with his ready smile and heartfelt delivery.

Since the release of his well-received debut album "You Make Me Believe", Joel has not been content to rest on his laurels – in fact, quite the opposite. Since 2012 he has played over 500 concerts in over 20 countries on 4 continents and has been a fixture on the festival and club circuit in Europe and Australia, with highlights including performances at Bardentreffen World Music Festival (Nürnberg), Reeperbahn Festival (Hamburg), Copenhagen Songwriters Festival, the London Folk Festival and the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival. In 2014 he brought out his eagerly anticipated EP "Strings & Wood", which was recorded primarily with guitar, percussion and double bass and displayed a sound more reminiscent of his energetic live acoustic performances.

Since 2015, Joel has been hard at work with his Hamburg based band, namely Leo Lazar (Drums) and Arnd Geise (Bass), both highly sought-after session players in the German music scene. The chemistry between these 3 musicians is palpable on stage and this dynamic rhythm section adds a high-octane boost to Joel’s music, which is best experienced live.

As the Joel Havea Trio, they released their first record together in March 2017 and since then have been touring throughout Europe, playing club shows and festivals in Germany, Switzerland and Austria and up through the Baltics and Scandinavia. This sense of a shared voyage is reflected in the album's title “Setting Sail”, while calling to mind images of their hometown port city of Hamburg, it was also no doubt further influenced by the band recording portions of the record while literally being at sea, as guest artists on board a cruise ship! “Setting Sail” has already racked up generous radio plays in Europe including BBC2, NDR Hamburg, Nordwestradio Bremen, FM4, FluxFM Berlin, Radioeins and Deutschlandradio Kultur.

Joel Havea is a man of many talents. A skilled songwriter, natural singer, great guitarist and an overall engaging performer whose songs demonstrate his wide ranging musical and cultural influences. With his unique background, Joel is certainly well prepared to handle the impressive new heights being reached by his music.

Coming from the vibrant, eclectic music scene in Australia's cultural capital of Melbourne, Joel cut his teeth playing live from a young age as part of “the Havea Brothers” duo with his younger brother Dave. In the process, he developed his own brand of reggae and soul infused acoustic song-writing with pop sensibilities...

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Joel Havea on Tour

  • 18 | 11 | 2018 Heathcote, AUS The Bridge Vineyard
  • 22 | 11 | 2018 Yackandandah, AUS The Courthouse
  • 01 | 12 | 2018 Leipzig, DE Horns Erben
  • 02 | 12 | 2018 Berlin, DE Prachtwerk
  • 04 | 12 | 2018 Köln, DE Wohngemeinschaft
  • 13 | 12 | 2018 Fulda, DE Backstage JazzClub
  • 14 | 12 | 2018 Jameln, DE Platenlaase
  • 19 | 12 | 2018 Hamburg, DE Knust

Past Gigs Joel Havea

  • 11 | 2018 Bendigo, AUS Blues & Roots Music Festival
  • 11 | 2018 Bendigo, AUS Blues & Roots Music Festival
  • 11 | 2018 Bendigo, AUS Blues & Roots Music Festival
  • 11 | 2018 Bendigo, AUS Blues & Roots Music Festival
  • 11 | 2018 Thedinghausen, DE Werder’s Straußenfarm
  • 10 | 2018 Sylt, DE Song Ping Pong
  • 10 | 2018 Odense, DK Påtaget
  • 10 | 2018 Copenhagen, DK Sofaconcert Series
  • 10 | 2018 Tureby, DK Sofaconcert Series
  • 10 | 2018 Nijmegen, NL Merleyn
  • 10 | 2018 Amsterdam, NL Paradiso
  • 10 | 2018 Utrecht, NL De Helling
  • 09 | 2018 Kiel, DE Prinz Willy
  • 09 | 2018 Achim, DE Krawep
  • 09 | 2018 Bremen, DE Ein Sonntag im Park Festival
  • 08 | 2018 Münster, DE AME meets MS Günther
  • 08 | 2018 Hamburg, DE Good Cause Festival
  • 08 | 2018 Hamburg, DE Kuchensession Gehen Raus Festival
  • 08 | 2018 Weyhe, DE Wassermühle Open Air
  • 08 | 2018 Düsseldorf, DE Summer Acoustic Festival
  • 07 | 2018 Schneverdingen, DE Blues, Roots & Song Festival
  • 07 | 2018 Lübeck, DE Kultur-Sommer-Festival
  • 07 | 2018 Montreux, CH Montreux Jazz Festival
  • 07 | 2018 Nürnberg, DE Bardentreffen World Music Festival
  • 05 | 2018 Mülheim, DE Freilichtbühne Mülheim
  • 05 | 2018 Tartu, EE Mailaul Festival
  • 02 | 2018 Yarram, AUS Regent Theatre
  • 02 | 2018 Sydney, AUS Humph Hall
  • 01 | 2018 Melbourne, AUS David Williamson Theatre
  • 09 | 2017 Berlin, DE FluxFM Bergfest
  • 09 | 2017 Hamburg, DE Reeperbahn Festival

Discography Joel Havea

  • 2018 One Hand Clapping Album | Tunetastic Records
  • 2017 Setting Sail Album | Tunetastic Records
  • 2014 Strings and Wood EP | Tunetastic Records
  • 2012 You Make Me Believe Album | Tunetastic Records

Media

  • Video Joel Havea Trio | Another D...
  • Video Joel Havea | Going Gone | O...
  • Video Joel Havea Trio |  Settle (...
  • Video Joel Havea - Day Job Blues ...
  • Sound Make Me Believe

Fan Radar

4,881 Fans
101,539 Views
14,713 Plays
760 Follower

Origin

  • Hamburg DE

Members

  • Joel Havea Vocals & Guitar
  • Leo Lazar Drums & BVs
  • Arnd Geise Bass & BVs

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