At the age of nine, a young Joe Mungovan would never have imagined that begging his parents “for a drum kit for Christmas” would pave his way onto some of the most prestigious stages in Australia. The now singer/songwriter, crashed his skateboard at the age of 13, leaving him unable to play his drumkit and in a wheelchair for 4 months. Joe taught himself guitar and unconsciously developed a style that blends indie rock and pop together to produce his unique style. With attention to articulate lyrics, catchy melodies and rhythmic detail, Joe’s songs express his genuine emotion. His authenticity and passion is conveyed in his intimate live show, and is an experience not worth missing.
‘Soaking Up The Sunshine’ is the latest taste of new music from Mungovan in 2021, and it adds a new shade to his expansive sonic pallet. The song has received plays on Triple J, Double J, FBI, 2SER, 4ZZZZ and Radio Adelaide. The video clip was added to RAGE (selected as the ‘Wild One’ of the week) and SYN TV.
“Joe Mungovan continues his reputation as a fine purveyor of summer vibes“
- Rolling Stone Australia
“Joe Mungovan just has VIBE 24/7.”
Nkechi Anele (triple J)
This year Joe has been nominated for an APRA Award and a Golden Guitar for co-writing ‘Give Me Tonight’ with Brad Cox. He was also listed as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition for his song 'You + Me'.
Joe has shared stages with acts such as Lime Cordiale, Gang Of Youths, The Preatures, Paul Dempsey, JOY, Maddy Jane, The Vanns, Winterbourne, Brad Cox, Cosmo Jarvis (US), Hollie Smith (NZ), Ian Moss (Cold Chisel), Mark Seymour (Hunters and Collectors), Glenn Shorrock (Little River Band) and Owen Rabbit.
He has also performed at a variety of festivals including the Queenscliff Music Festival, Caloundra Music Festival, Surry Hills Festival, Nannup Music Festival, Vivid Sydney, The Australian Beer Festival, Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival, Tablelands Folk Festival, Viva La Gong Illawarra Folk Festival, Kiama Jazz and Blues Festival, BEAMS festival, and Folk By The Sea. Joe was also named ‘2014 Folk Singer/Songwriter Of The Year’ by Songsalive Australia.