A bearded and bluesy singer songwriter in search of some blues since 19.07.1976 and playing live since 18.12.2010. Grew up in a tiny village called Welle, moved to Ghent and started a theater company that kept going for 10 years. Theater was swapped for music… inspired by the Mississippi Possum Boys, but also by country players and singer songwriters.
Bad Temper Joe is a German singer/songwriter with a strong penchant for old school blues. He has carved out a nice little living playing and recording blues infused numbers with a more updated (but true to its roots) contemporary songwriting twist. Listening to Joe you feel the man's genuine deep rooted love of the blues genre. Well, the blues is the blues and can't be reinvented but he just writes and plays songs that connect with peoples’ everyday emotions and feelings and the blues just happens to be a style that is a great conduit for this task. This is where Joe has captured many fans over recent years, his ability to make the blues accessible to everyone not just the die hard blues aficionados, his Bob Dylan meets Buddy Guy brand of music is familiar but fresh at the same time.