Full Biography: Joey Collins is a singer, songwriter and producer that crafted his musical roots in the Nottingham/Derby music scene with the alternative rock band 'Saturn Ascend'. Fronting the band for a number of years allowed plenty of songwriting and live performance experience from an early age and since the disbanding of the band, he has since ventured into a busy solo career.
At the early age of 21 he had already accomplished 4 EP releases; 'Take Your Pain & Turn It Into Art', 'The Time In Between The Seconds', 'Desolated // Elevated' and the deluxe 12 track EP ‘Souls’. Joey's music has been described by critics for "rocking a low-key, Kurt Cobain sound with a hint of Jeff Buckley soul." - Leftlion
"Joey Collins built up a reputation in the Notts music scene with his rock band Saturn Ascend, most notably playing at local venues like Rescue Rooms and The Bodega. Since then, the 21-year-old singer-songwriter has spun off into a solo career, writing and producing his new twelve-song EP Souls. There’s something nineties-grunge about the tracks, with a definite Cobain influence in the gravelly vocals and slow pace of the music. The instrumentals behind the voices are skilful and well-crafted, using electric guitar to create a psychedelic depressive tone that runs throughout. A flavour of sadness is mixed into each song. All in all, the extended play is a cool release, immersing you in the dark, moody mind of the artist." - Elizabeth O’Riordan
Moving to London in 2015 to study Popular Music at Middlesex University, allowed Joey the freedom to gig extensively and build a network in the London music scene. He has since played all over the country with a range of festivals, headline shows and support slots - notably in established venues such as; 02 Academy Islington, Rescue Rooms, The Bodega, Proud Camden, The Hope & Anchor, Camden Assembly, The Troubadour and many more...In July of 2017 & 2018, Collins played a short run of shows in Italy with Waira, in addition to performing on RAI radio and on BalconyTV Vienna. He’s also had airtime on BBC Introducing twice with his songs ‘Life Goes On...’ and ‘Skeletons’.
As well as performing and songwriting, he is also producing some of his own material and other artists at his home studio in North London. The formation of an independent label/live events/podcast series and DIY workspace (songwriting, recording and mixing), 'Dead Cell Records' is his vision to build a passionate music community for like-minded music enthusiasts to collaborate and showcase authentic art collectively.
Short Description: Joey Collins is a singer/songwriter/producer based in London. His music is a variety of genres with influences including of; Jeff Buckley, Noah Gundersen, John Frusciante, James Veck-Gilodi and Eddie Vedder to name a few.
Discography: 'Take Your Pain & Turn It Into Art' [EP] (March, 2016 release), 'The Time In Between The Seconds' [EP] (December, 2016 release), 'Desolated // Elevated' [EP] (February, 2017 release), 'Souls' [Deluxe EP] (December, 2017 release) and 'The EP Collection' [Compilation] (2016-2017).
With Saturn Ascend: 'Reasons To Forget' [LP] (2015).
With Mudd: 'Mudd' [Mini LP] (2017) and 'Live Jams' [EP] (2018).
"Joey Collins rocks a low-key, Kurt Cobain sound with a hint of Jeff Buckley soul."
***Petulant Penguin said:***
"Excellently crafted tunes."
Digital Orders/merch - https://joeycollinsmusic.bandcamp.com/releases
Joey Collins’s tracks