A gifted guitarist and prolific songwriter, Joel Gardner is a refreshingly unique artist with a diverse palette of inspired, original songs. He uses all parts of the guitar to create melodic, catchy music with powerful, thought provoking lyrics. His songs simply explode with positive energy. Performing and touring extensively over two continents since 2015; his live performances vary from emotive and intimate at his solo shows to uplifting and energetic with his backing band behind him. His latest EP sold hundreds of copies worldwide and received rave reviews.
Originally from Wilmslow in Cheshire, Joel’s music has won him a solid fan base and recognition from big names. Tanglewood Guitars regularly promote his work as a Tanglewood Artist. In August Joelperformed a session on BBC Radio Manchester and is regularly played on various other local radio stations.In 2017, Joel toured the UK 3 times performing alongside established artists such as Jamie Lawson, Brian Kennedy and Toss The Feathers; stunning crowds as far apart as Perth and Brighton. He released his popular EP ‘The Idea’ with a sold out show at Manchester’s ‘Gullivers’ venue. He made his first appearances on the festival circuit at Lattitude Festival and Tramlines Festival in Sheffield.