JOE MATERA is an Australian singer/songwriter, rock guitarist and recording artist.
A twenty-five year veteran of countless Australian original and covers outfits, he's contributed guitar to a number of various projects and other artist recordings and also spent a decade working as a much respected music journalist. He fully embarked on a solo recording career in late 2010, with his debut release, the acoustic instrumental 'Travellin' West'. In May, 2011 he signed to European record label W.A.R Productions whom released his all-electric instrumental EP CD 'Slave To The Fingers' in November, 2011.
In April, 2012, Joe played guitar and performed with legendary English singer/songwriter Steve Harley for a series of live acoustic performances for radio and TV on Harley's first ever promo tour of Australia.
September, 2012 saw the release of the CD 'Creature Of Habit' Joe's first full length studio album via W.A.R Productions as well as his first ever European tour in support of the release. The album featured his first lead vocal outing on the track Fallen Angel which was also issued as a European only CD single in January, 2013.
His second full length studio album 'Terra Firma' surfaced in January, 2014 on CD via W.A.R Productions in Europe. In May, 2014, Joe undertook an extensive European tour in support of the new album, performing shows in Poland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Netherlands and the UK. In June and July, 2015, Joe successfully completed his third European tour. The 'Louder Than Words Tour' saw live solo performances in Austria, Netherlands and Germany. The tour culminated with a slot on the main stage of the huge 'Wings & Wheels Festival' in Heist, Germany. July, 2015 saw the release of Joe's third full length studio album 'Louder Than Words'. A much more predominantly vocal based outing, it was issued on CD via W.A.R Productions in Europe.
In October, 2015 Joe signed to Netherlands based record label RVPrecords whom will issue the album 'Now And Then' in early 2016. The Benelux only CD release features a collection of Joe Matera's best selected tracks culled from all his four releases and career to date.
Now And Then
album - CD digipack (dupl.) / 13 tracks / 49 mins
february 1st 2016