News Archive 2005

December Joe is being featured in the February 2006 edition of Modern Drummer Magazine for the “On The Move” column. This is the third time Joe has been recognized in the magazine! February’s issue is currently available in stores.

November On Tuesday November 29th Joe will be shooting a music video with Michael Angelo Batio. Nibandh Nadkarni and Bill Kopecky will also be part of the project.

September On Saturday, October 8th, Joe will be performing at Crash Mansion in New York City with Dirtywhite Fashion. The show is in honor of their newly released album titled Reality Music.

July On Thursday, July 7th, Joe’s super-group, Parallel Mind, performed the show of their career at the Rolling Meadows High School Theater in honor of their newly released album, Colossus ADEA. The show was a complete success! Joe had been working on the large production for months and the end result was spectacular.

June On Saturday, June 25th 2005, Joe took first place in the 9th annual Heat Strokes Drum Contest! This is the second year in a row Joe has won the competition.

Parallel Mind will be performing at the Rolling Meadows High School Theater on Thursday, July 7th in honor of their album release. This special one time event will feature Joe with both Parallel Mind and Zach & The Walk-Ins. The show will begin at 7:30pm with The Walk-Ins and conclude with a full set by Parallel Mind. Parallel Mind will also be featuring all of the guest musicians from the album including a full choir, cello, violin, guitar, Indian vocals, and brass. This momentous event promises to be the greatest show of Parallel Mind’s career!

April Joe will be sitting-in for a series of shows with the band SIGNALIVE. Signalive guitarist, Saar, is a long time friend and musical colleague of Joe’s. Saar played guitar for Parallel Mind and was one of the groups founding members.

Joe recently submitted a drum solo for the 2005 Modern Drummer Undiscovered Drummer Contest. Hundreds of entries were carefully screened and submitted from around the world. Joe was given honorable mention in the “Over 18″ category and will be listed in the August 2005 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine.

Joe’s progressive rock group, Parallel Mind, is now signed with Unicorn Digital of Canada. Unicorn Digital released Parallel Mind’s newest album, Colossus ADEA, on April 1st of 2005. Colossus ADEA beautifully demonstrates Joe’s proficient abilities on the drums. The album is for sale through Unicorn’s website and will also be available at Parallel Mind’s upcoming shows.

Once again Joe had the opportunity to work with Michael Angelo Batio. He recorded two tracks for Michael and will surely be working with him again in the future.

Zach and The Walk-Ins are currently back in the studio recording their follow up album to Still Night. Joe is about half way through his tracking.

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