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Organic Joe


East Gippsland singer-songwriters Philip Cappadona and Sharyn Dickeson are Organic Joe, a folk duo, playing quirky original songs with layers of spunky vocals and velvety harmonies. At the 2018 Paynesville Music Festival, Organic Joe will be backed by a showcase of talented musicians from the region including Brent Hodgkins from Bruthen Music Recording Studio.

Organic Joe's music is whimsical, satirical and thought provoking. Their sound is an energetic fusion of contemporary folk, rock and blues; a versatile and engaging style, combining guitar, ukulele, tin whistle, harmonica and percussion.

They have been writing, performing and recording songs together for years. As a married couple, their down time is frequently spent working on old and writing new material; often in the kitchen. Sometimes, whilst doing the dishes.

Their talents have been combined through Organic Joe to form an authentic recording and on-stage chemistry. With their cross cultural Italian and Celtic heritages, combined with retro baby boomer, post hippie philosophies and banter, on-stage time can be playful.

Organic Joe’s debut album, "Waiting for the Mothership" was released in November 2015 and has been described as "Superb" and "Lyrically demanding the listener's attention". Tracks are currently being played on community radio stations in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

Musically, Organic Joe’s influences are varied and include anything from The Beatles, Cat Stevens, Crowded House, Tiddas, America, Missy Higgins & First Aid Kit, to name a few.

Their song writing explores the nature of the world in which we live and the complexities of relationships. These are examined in a way that is universal, microscopic and often with a twist.

Philip assures music lovers, it’s not all serious business though.

"We have lots of fun writing and performing together. For both of us, song writing is an organic experience. You never know when it will arrive or exactly how it will turn out, but it's always amazing and connecting."

Organic Joe is planning to release their next album in Summer/Autumn 2018.

Duo Lineup:
Philip Cappadona - Vocals, Harmonies, Guitar.
Sharyn Dickeson - Vocals, Harmonies, Ukulele, Harmonica, Tin Whistle, Percussion.

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