Joe was long associated with The Spitz venue in East London, where he played with Bert Jansch (R.I.P.), Beth Orton and Davy Graham (R.I.P.) amongst others.
His debut album, Spotlight, was released in 2006, and has been described as “a subtle and pastoral acoustic testament at the vanguard of the re-emerging British folk scene” – a far cry from his times at the Twelve Bar Club, when he and his anarcho acoustic band would “cause a mess, with anyone and everyone joining in.” !
Joe has toured Europe and the UK, and filmed a TV concert.
“Wilkes is a major talent” Rock ‘n’ Reel Magazine