Born in Bradford, England, Joel began playing drums at the age of four. His musical education progressed rapidly and by the age of six he was playing with a drum & fife band, he later developed his skills at school in a saxophone quartet and wind band.
Joel achieved a music commendation from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and later accomplished distinction success at all grades for the drums. An accomplished teacher, performer and session player, Joel has recorded or performed with Soul / R&B artists – Kym Mazelle, Blake and Michaux, & Gospel artists – Graham Kendrick, Darlene Zschech, Natalie Grant, Steve Thompson, Lara Martin, Mark Stevens and Abundant Life Ministries.
Joel is currently recording and touring with the ‘One Band’ – a UK based gospel group and ‘Absolute Funk’ – a corporate function band. He is also one of the resident drummers for a UK based music agency, Aklass Entertainment, who provide musicians and singers for TV shows such as the X-Factor and artists including Lionel Richie, Mariah Carey, Razorlight and many more.