Family values propel star-studded path to prominence

Artist: Joel

Single: Just Don’t

Release: Single

F.F.O: Shawn Mendes, James Arthur, Charlie Puth

While these days, rubbing shoulders with well-known faces at
events such as Cannes Film Festival
may be commonplace, Bury-born Joel Rothwell’s down-to-earth nature and clean-cut
image has stemmed from the family around him nurturing his long-harnessed dream
to become a chart-topping success. With a stylishly crafted formula of honest story-telling
accompanying his guitar driven electro-pop sound, the first of 4 inspired songs
recorded with Brighton producer Toby
Scott –
Just Don’t Know’ tells
the story of a chance encounter, forbidden attraction and the inherent dilemma faced
from within.

Rooted from a childhood spent with his eldest sister Rebecca
imitating their musical heroes, the stars have never seemed too far out of
reach, which has led to formulating a creative partnership which has seen them
writing together for a number of years. More recently, through his father’s film
company, Joel was able to enhance his credentials as a multi-talented performer
in his latest film project SKINNED, which also featured his songs ‘Satellite’,
and the as yet unreleased ‘Animal’.

It was recording and preparing to release his debut album under the Steelworks Studio label, under the support of songwriter and producer Eliot Kennedy (famed for working with the likes of the Spice Girls, Bryan Adams, Lulu and Take That), that led to Joel taking part in his biggest gig to date. The Vulcan Experience aircraft hanger at Robin Hood airport in Doncaster was host to a sell-out charity event that raised over £65,000 for Help for Heroes, in which he shared the stage in following none other than Gary Barlow.

From being wrongfully expelled from Bolton School until the
age of 16, it was at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Blackburn where he nurtured
his ability and pursued his dream of a career in music. Joel is now based at a
studio in the vibrant Spinningfields area of Manchester, while also having
spent time writing and recording at Tileyard
in London alongside chart musicians such as Sigala, Mark Ronson and Ella Eyre. Through a blend of passion,
talent and determination, Joel firmly believes he has what it takes to stand
out in such a competitive industry and match the ambition of his dreams.