On his debut album Songbook Vol. II, Joe Scholes sets the focus on the songs, with as little distraction as possible. Just one voice and one guitar helping to tell those stories. The voice fresh and clear, the guitar pickings based in singer/songwriter tradition blending in traces of reggae and ska.
With his former band The Braces, Joe Scholes has been touring internationally since the late 1980s. Shows in every region of Germany, in the UK, Switzerland and Japan followed. He was booked for the Bizarre Festival (Berlin), R(h)einkultur (Bonn), The London International Ska Festival, This Is Ska festival (Dessau) Freedom Sounds Festival (Cologne) and many others.
Photography and Design by Michael Oréal
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