Lovely London Live interview about his new singing career!
Joe Rose’s move into music…
6th June 2019
A man from Bethnal Green is about to prove that there’s never a right or wrong time to change career.
Having followed a corporate career into his 60th year, Joe Rose is now set to release his third single, after a chance encounter with a record label boss.
James Dickman spoke to to Joe after after taking a listen to his version of ‘Empty Chairs at Empty Tables.’
The single is being released on 21st June.
Hot on the heels of his last release Joe is releasing Empty Chairs at Empty Tables on 21st June. We’ve made a little video for it too, (which is above) and was premiered online by FATEA Magazine on Monday 27th May.
Keep your eyes peeled on local tv and press as this really has captured the imagination! We’re very grateful for everyone’s enthusiasm and especially the work of PR guru Geri Perry.
Joe was interviewed about how an east end market trader turned into a singing accountant!
Joe chats to Nick Coffer and gives us a live rendition of Empty Chairs on Monday June 10th!
First BBC Radio play thanks to Mike Naylor at BBC Three Counties Radio (Sunday 26th May 2019)
EDP (Eastern Daily Press) are doing a feature over the weekend 25/26th
London Live TV are featuring Joe early June
Joe is pleased to be singing and chatting live on Nick Coffer’s show on Monday 10th June just after midday on BBC Three Counties Radio and later the same day, is chatting to BBC Radio Essex, Tony Fisher’s show 1.45pm ahead of his return to the Warm and Toasty Club performance in Colchester –There’s some more info about the event here
He is also on That’s TV Norfolk on 13th June (not sure when the broadcast is)
And a live guest on BBC Radio Norfolk on 13th June on Stephen Bumfrey’s show just after 3pm
Front cover of the EDP! Click here to read the feature online!
MAY 3rd 2019: New single out now!
Delighted that Joe’s rendition of Red, Red Rose was selected for the FATEA Magazine Summer Showcase, which you can access here
Joe’s debut was a song released in aid of charity. If you would like to download the track, it’s here, with all proceeds going to Homestart Royston and South Cambridgeshire. Thank you if you are able to help us!
Here’s the video we made to support the release
With such a great reaction to the single, and almost £500 raised for Homestart Royston and South Cambridgeshire, Joe released an a capella single rendition of O Holy Night, which found favour on a number of supportive radio stations including on Nick Conrad’s show on BBC Radio Norfolk.
You can watch the video we made (co starring a helpful seal on Hunstanton beach) here, for O Holy Night
Joe was invited onto BBC Radio Cambridgeshire in December to talk about Homestart and his new singing career and you can listen to that here if you are so minded
You might remember this all started after JOE ROSE opened our stage back in September (see this lovely piece in the Royston Crow). Can’t Help Falling in Love was recorded and released in aid of the local Royston and South Cambridgeshire branch of self funding charity Home-Start. Which is discussed on the Jeremy Sallis show on BBC Cambridgeshire in the link above.
Some lovely feedback here from Terry Love 6 Towns Radio!
‘…Getting his first play on today’s show certainly went down well with the #LoveInTheAfternoon Team and response from the listeners was just great.
Joes version of “Can’t help falling in love” played first and certainly shows off his vocal range which I’d describe as very easy listening, laid back with lovely deep mellow tones and a super higher range when needed – natural and effortless comes to mind 🙂.
I just had to let the listeners hear “O Holy Night”. Stripped back, there was no room for any mistakes and no where for Joe to hide.
The whole studio stopped and fell silent as Joe mesmerised the Team with his haunting rendition of the Christmas classic ❤️👍.
You could hear a pin drop in the studio and as the shivers ran down your back, the hairs on the backs of your arms stood tall, you knew you’d just heard a very special vocal performance.
Both tracks are on my Playlist and available to request at any time during any of the shows 👍🎶.
Look forward to following Joe’s journey – it’s going to be a good one for sure. ❤️🎶👍✅’
We are releasing this track to raise funds for and awareness of the great work which is done by the local branch of Home-Start, the national charity which offers parents with young children under 10 both practical and emotional support. It is totally self funding and as both Joe Rose and label boss Helen Meissner have trained and helped as volunteers, it is a cause close to both their hearts. Anything you pay for this track will go to the Royston and South Cambridgeshire branch of Home-Start, you can download it for £1 but any contribution can be donated, and will be gratefully received. There is a laughter filled video to support this release, which features people from twenty seven local business/organisations. Thanks to The Royston Business Network, DIY Rescue, Leaf and Lawn, The Listing, Armadillo Ink, La Bella Vita, Trademark Kitchens and Bathrooms, Royston Cycles, KISSES, The Accountancy Practice, Abode Town and Country, Margaret House Dementia and Residential Home.
The video was shared exclusively by The Listing at midday on Tuesday 20th November. http://www.thelistingmagazine.co.uk/
And has now also been shared by the Royston Crow newspaper
Which can be read if you click here