Joel was born in London but moved to South Wales at age fourteen. He started on electric guitar and then learned bass guitar a couple of years later. He went on to study Popular Music at the University of South Wales. At the same time pushing his musical ability in various function bands, performing music from early twenties jazz all the way to the music of today and now teaches guitar professionally. Joel's love for Electric Light Orchestra comes from influences of The Beatles, Pink Floyd and other bands that came just before them in the sixties. His vocal influences come's from rock singers such as Paul McCartney, James Hetfield and the complete opposite styles of R&B and pop such as Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. He joined ELO Again as frontman, lead vocalist and guitarist in September 2018. He is constantly developing his performance's of Jeff Lynne'd lead role, to ensure he gives his best performance on every show!.