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My name is Joe Wiggins and I'm a pianist, composer and educator based in Herts / Beds with a life long passion for music and initiating creative projects. I write for my band The Shabby Tinkerz, teach and perform piano and electronic as well as working in the Film and the Record Label Industry. If you would like to know more about The Shabby Tinkerz please visit TheShabbyTinkerz.
I became a professional musician soon after I moved back from my studies at Leeds College of music having officially studied classical piano and unofficially the underground electronic music scene. I have been writing and performing music for over a Decade and in 2008 began teaching piano full time. Music tuition is very close to my heart and I like to bolster my pupils education with skills like improvisation, composition and music production. It was around a similar time that I formed The Shabby Tinkerz and helped set up Hat Factory Records. I am now putting my focus into all forms of composition; Bands, Electronic and Solo. To date I have initiated school productions, workshops, Music courses and setup new music tutors; helped run record labels and radio shows and Composed over 50 pieces of music ranging from string Quartets to acid Techno.
Highlights for me have been Writing music for an X Factor contestant, being commissioned as a composer for a feature length film due out soon, Having my A Level Composition Airpotience (2005) used as an example to train prospective PGCE teachers. The Shabby Tinkerz supporting The Levellers But by far the proudest achievement for me is my pupils becoming fantastic and intuitive performers, composers and producers!
Tuition - Piano, Theory, Improvisation, Composition, Popular music, Music Production
Songwriting - All styles
Improvisation - All styles
Arrangement - Bands, Choirs, Ensembles etc
Production - Tailored to suit any requirement (backing track, hiphop loops etc)
Record Label A+R and Management
Media - Music for Film, TV, Radio, Games, Websites, Businesses
The Shabby Tinkerz (song writer)
Wronghead (Electronic music Production)
Hat Factory Records (Co Director)
The Musicians Union
Currently I am working on building my showreel for commercial composition, training my pupils in music production (from 11!) and boosting The Shabby Tinkerz, Wronghead and Hat Factory Records to the highest heights I can manage!