Last night saw a Lynn rock/metal band competing in Norwich for the chance to play the UK’s biggest independent metal festival, with plans for further performances in the city later this year.
Where’s Joe? started out in 2011 when three Springwood High School pupils started playing together for Rock School as part of their music studies.
Vocalist and guitarist Jesse Pleasance, bass guitarist Joe Gray and drummer Alex Russell were then joined last year by guitarist Andy Deighton and, having performed across West Norfolk and Norwich, they are now looking to spread their wings further.
The band said: “We have been endlessly writing, learning and rehearsing new material.
“This is going to be a busy year for us, We have a few gigs planned, and are always on the look out for more, and, hopefully, we will be recording later this year.”
Last night the group played the The Metal 2 The Masses Battle of the Bands, at The Brickmakers in Norwich, with hopes of making it through the heats.
Paul Hornsby, band manager, said: “They played a set of original, heavy drop-tuned, heavy metal with a chance to play at the legendary Bloodstock if they get through the heats.”
The band play a mix of modern rock music and drop-tuned heavy metal with a combination of covers of acts like Black Sabbath, Nirvana and Metallica, plus their own original material.
Next Friday will see the band supporting Norwich band The Indebtors when they play Epic Studios for their album launch, which will see the band playing a completely different set of new original softer rock music, with a few covers of popular songs.
Paul said: “They will also debut new songs including their very own ballad, Broken Heart.”
Looking further ahead, on Friday, August 15, the band are opening a charity motorcycle rally which is being held in East Ruston, near Walsham.
For more information about the band and tickets to see them live, head to www.wheresjoe.co.uk or search them on Facebook.