If you’ve ever been to Chester city centre you can agree that there is always some great talent being showcased to us as we pass by.
One busker to have recently caught the public’s attention with his music is Joel Anthony, a 23 year old folk/indie musician from Australia.
Joel Anthony, Chester City Centre
He is touring the country, and his accidental stop in Chester has become a more permanent fixture, as he plays regularly with his guitar.
Joel has played music for as long as he can remember, he started off with the violin that his Mum got him, when curiosity for the guitar got the better of him so naturally he “borrowed” his sisters and began to song write.
Following his first performance at the age of 11, in Montville, Queensland, Joel has played all over the East Coast of Australia and has managed to sell out a home town gig.
Joel’s dream is to travel all over the world playing festival after festival.
His first venture began with England last year where he came over not knowing anyone: “It was a personal task of mine, I just threw myself in at the deep end and have been lucky enough to survive on playing my music.”
Joel said; “I want to find my own path and stay true to myself, I hate normal chords, I’ve been influenced by Dave Matthew’s ever since I got into music so a lot of my style incorporates his.”
“When I first came to Chester last year I was approached by the owner of The Yard just before it opened asking if I was a musician and if I wanted to play at their opening night. I said yes and ended up playing there every week for a while.”
Having already played with musician Dan Owen and featured in many gigs around Chester, Joel will be staying in Chester for a while pursuing his dream.