Joe Given - Electronic Press Kit
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Joseph Given is a singer, songwriter, entertainer, from Surrey, BC. He has played at well over 500 events/venues & has received many music related awards. His style treads the line between pop & alternative rock, with a touch of R&B.
With his smooth powerful voice, charismatic presence & gift of story-telling, Joseph has the ability to connect with a wide range of audiences, offering dynamic & adaptable stage shows. Usually performing as a solo artist (vocals & guitar), his shows have been up to 4 hours long, ranging from restaurants & clubs, to private, community & charitable events, to galas & weddings. He plays original music as well as a wide range of cover songs, (old & new).
Joseph co-produced his second full Album, “So Much More,” which was released in Dec, 2012. It combines Joseph’s usual acoustic feel, with some synthesizers and computer beats.
His single, "Terrifying Love” ©, received airplay on ten different Top 40 / Hot AC radio Billboard Stations in the US, and by August, 2014, it had moved up to #50 on the Mediabase Activator Chart.
Joseph has a University Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management. He also has a University Diploma in Business Management.
He is taking a Hiatus from most of his live performing, with the exception of an occasional Private Show.
As a prolific song-writer, Joseph continues to write new songs.
Some of Joseph’s music related Awards & Achievements include:
- ”Terrifying Love” © - reached #50 on the Mediabase Activator Chart, in Aug, 2014 (& played on US radio as above)
- “Terrifying Love” © Joe Given Music - Finalist & Won an Honourable Mention - International Songwriting Competition (ISC), in two Categories: (both Unsigned Only & Adult Contemporary) - (announced in 2014)
- “Longer than Goodbye” © Joe Given Music - Finalist - IAMA, International Acoustic Music Awards (AAA) (2014)
- “Shy” © by Joe Given, K Collins & C Bearchell - Winning Song - VIMBC Great Canadian Song Race - Oct 2012
- Won a “SASSY Award”, (Service Above Self Surrey Youth), for Performing & Visual Arts, presented by the Rotary Club of Semiahmoo (White Rock), ($500 plus $500 donated to Free the Children) Oct 14, 2011
- Nominated by the Community Theatre Coalition (CTC) for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical”, for his role of ‘Schroeder’, in the musical production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”. 2011.
- Won a Dogwood District Authority Award Scholarship ($1,000), for excelling in the area of music, Oct, 2010
- Awarded "Artistic Achievement Award" from Canadian Club of Vancouver at 2010 Canada SOARS Awards
- Factor Demo Award - toward production of 5 songs on his 2010 album.
- “I Believe in You” © - “Honorable Mention” - 17th annual Billboard World Song Contest, 2010
- "Dance Till the Break of Dawn" © - "Honorable Mention" - 17th annual Billboard World Song Contest, 2010
- “Falling For You” ©, presented with an Honorable Mention in the 17th annual Billboard World Song Contest, 2010
- “Home” © - Honorable Mention in both Billboard World Song Contest 09 AND International ISSA Song Contest 08
- “Home” © - Was one of the songs chosen to be included on the 2009 Music BC Compilation CD, 09
- “A Bigger Circle” © - chosen for “Dream On” website: music in alignment with ideals of peace, freedom & love 08
- “Every Day” © - Won Award & placed on The Robbie Tucker Compilation Album for Parkinson's Awareness 08
- “The Little Things” © - is on The “Make a Case Against Racism” compilation CD, which was presented by the BC Ministry of Attorney General & Minister responsible for Multiculturalism & administered by Music BC. 08
- Awarded the Fran Dowie Vaudevillian Bursary: established by and presented by the Vaudevillians, 2007
- More Awards and Achievements are listed on Website: www.JoeGiven.com
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For more info, please check out the following links:
BIO - longer ............ www.JoeGiven.com/BIO
MUSIC / ALBUM .... www.JoeGiven.com/Music
PRESS .................... www.JoeGiven.com/Press
VIDEOS ................... www.Youtube.com/JoeGiven