CelloJoe is an anomaly in the world of cellists.
By combining cello with beatboxing, he has created a unique genre: classical hip hop. Looped and layered beatboxing beats (vocal percussion) and funky cello form a rich soundscape for intelligent lyrics; CelloJoe spreads joy, laughter and consciousness raising vibrations. CelloJoe's eclectic sound also incorporates the style of old time, jug band, blues and kids's music.
CelloJoe is the world's first long distance musical bike touring cellist. In 2007-2008, he rode with the pleasant revolution, a 5,000 mile bike tour from north san juan, california to Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico. In May 2009, he did a 500 mile bike tour through Utah with SHAKE YOUR PEACE! In August 2009, he rode from Portland, Oregon to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in the Pleasant Revolution Northwest Bicycle Music Festival Tour.
CelloJoe is currently booking and preparing for a musical bicycle tour of Europe. If you have any contacts or suggestions, please send a message!
Visit our kickstarter crowd-funding site to help us build a Live on Bike sound system! kck.st/bsTRbD
watch videos at youtube.com/cellojoe
blog at cellojoe.blogspot.com