TRIUMPH. OVER. ADVERSITY.
This is Joe Vitale Jr's driving force. For the past decade, Joe has been clawing his way through the jungle-like terrain of the music scene—even if it means he has to crawl. But one thing’s for certain-- with his blend of classic rock and modern rock, and a sweet dash of "signature Joe", this musician is poised to lead the aural revolution.
ARE YOU IN?
This isn't cookie-cutter music from a sound-a-like artist. Joe Vitale Jr is unique-- out-of-the-box honesty with no B.S. Joe has taken life's knocks-- heartache, disappointment, falsehoods, doubt and frustration-- rolled-up his sleeves, and turned it all into a message of rockin' positivity with his debut album "Dancing with Shadows". It’s an album nine-years in the making and worth the wait. "Fight It or Self Destruct", "I Don't Belong Here", "Mysterious", "Never Look Back", and "Break!" perfectly relays his missive of triumph over adversity. With fist-pumping rejuvenation you can hear yourself sing along:
"You can't stop what you can't control/You can't stop me/I never will self-destruct!"...
Find yourself identifying with: a relationship gone bad-- the breakup anthem "It's Not Me It's You"; the pursuit of the alluring lady of your dreams with "Beautiful Girl"; that special someone who’s become your addiction with "You Make Me Feel Alive"; with people that have judgments and preconceived notions, with the title track "Dancing With Shadows".
Joe's positivity, his Faith and beliefs are woven throughout this critically acclaimed album.
Music is in his blood. Maybe literally. This multi-instrumentalist is the son of legendary rock drummer Joe Vitale, and spent his early years cutting his teeth on the road with Joe Walsh, The Stephen Stills Blues Band, and Crosby, Stills and Nash.
The revolution is expanding… His award-winning, self-directed video for "Never Look Back" has over 300-thousand YouTube views. He has over 11-thousand Facebook fans and over 10-thousand Twitter followers.
And there's always room for more.
"But now I stand in the light/I'll never stop only fight/When all was lost made a vow/My time has come here and now...."
Joe is currently touring and working on his follow-up album.
"There's more about me than meets the eye...."
2005: Stephen Stills, "Man Alive" LP (winner of the Humanitarian Award from UNICEF for "Feed the People)
Sony Media Software: Loop libraries (Latin Percussion, Junkyard Rhythms, Organ Donor, Vitale Drums: The Vitale Collection) for ACID.
2012 Soundtrack: "Encryption"
2011 Soundtrack: "Making Friends"
2011 Soundtrack: "The Teacher's Lounge"
2010 Soundtrack: Stone Productions, movie "SAFE"
2012 Director, film "Encryption" -- winner, Best Short Film/Drama, Canton Film Festival
2011 Director of Photography: Stone Productions. "SAFE"
2011 Director, music video "So In Like With You" "Once Upon a Summer", Morgan May
2011 Director/star, music videos intoxicates, alive, it's not me it's you
2010 Director/star, music video "Never Look Back"-- winner, Best Music Video, Canton Film Festival
2013 Speaker: Kent State University/Stark music engineering and recording, songwriting
2013 Speaker: Capital University music engineering and recording, songwriting
2007 and 2008 NAMM: Key Speaker/Sony Creative Software process of conceptualizing and directing music videos