Welcome to the website of Joe England. Joe is a professional freelance drummer based in West Yorkshire. He has played in a wide variety of settings and performed well in excess of 3500 professional shows and gigs in his career thus far.
Joe began his professional career at a Warner Leisure Hotel, where he played in the resident band for 8 months. Since then, highlights include four years working for Princess Cruises as a show band musician and musical director, backing hundreds of various artists from stars of the past, West End and Broadway stars, world leading tribute acts, as well as backing cast production shows. He has various theatre credits such as ‘Bells Are Ringing’ in London starring Anna-Jane Casey, touring UK theatres, festival stages and city halls with ‘Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular’, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘ABBA Mania’, ‘Northern Live – Do I Love You’, to name a few.
A true professional
From hotels to theatres to festivals to functions, Joe offers a consistent level of professionalism and experience to all that he does. He is an extremely strong sight reader and has live and studio experience playing in a wide variety of styles including pop, rock, jazz, funk, big band swing and musical theatre shows.
Joe is grateful to have been educated and mentored by some of the UK’s leading drummers such as Dave Hassell, Gabor Dornyei, Dave Tyas, Paul Smith and Stu Roberts. Joe’s versatility behind the drums is what has set him apart from others.