Joey Costello is an independent American Singer-songwriter whose music is best described as heart warming "soulful chart folk." Possessing a voice characteristic of his formative influences; Ray LaMontagne and Damien Rice, Joey also utilizes a falsetto reminiscent of Jeff Buckley that defines his sound beyond any single element. Sometimes compared to City and Colour, Joey often builds his songs around profound statements transformed into catchy hooks.
Costello has had a very busy 2018 featuring the release of his new EP The Wind Blows By as well as 5 DIY singles, including the ethereal ballad for addiction awareness with TheoTheo titled "So High We Lose Our Minds." Joey has since been a special guest and featured on BBC Introducing's The Beat with Dean Jackson and Amazing Radio. The newly released The Wind Blows By (EP) has received critical acclaim from the likes of several U.K. music blogs and publications, including Liverpool Acoustic, York Calling, and more.
Costello has spent much of 2017 and 2018 touring. He has supported the likes of BBC Horizon Award winning artist Blair Dunlop, U.K. country Americana favorite Emma Stevens, Gaz Brookfield, and Brooke Sharkey. Costello is slated to complete his third U.K. tour with headline dates in Leicester, Nottingham, as well as festival appearances at Splendour (Nottingham) and the Tram Lines Fringe Festival (Sheffield) in July 2018.
All of this started when Joey decided to make a comeback to music in 2017 after a several year hiatus, and take an artistic sabbatical to Nottingham to collaborate with local songwriters and musicians. Little did he know he would relish the opportunity to tour and release new music in the UK. With that Joey is slated to announce a fall U.S. tour and a very special new release before the end of the year.