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 into 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 folk and pop together to produce his unique style - drawing influence from the likes of Justin Vernon, James Blake and Feist. 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.
‘Be With You’ is the second release for Mungovan in 2019. He spent the first half of the year touring Europe in support of his latest single ‘Lost Myself’. The single gained attention with plays on both Triple J and Triple J Unearthed along with many other stations.
“You've found one here. great rhythms and textures on show.”
– Declan Byrne
“It's a long-winding indie-rock epic that swells and grows as it continues, transforming from a soft, acoustic guitar melody to something more powerful and impactful in its latter moments.”
Joe’s third EP ‘Another Night, A Distance From Here’ was released in December 2017.
“Mungovan uses his unique blend of indie folk and pop, enhanced by his seasoned singer/songwriter sensibilities to create something magical – and we as listeners have the amazing privilege to be a part of that magic.”
Joe has shared stages with acts such as The Preatures, Cosmo Jarvis (US), Paul Dempsey, Hollie Smith (NZ), Lime Cordial, Ian Moss (Cold Chisel), Mark Seymour (Hunters and Collectors), ) JOY., Maddy Jane, Winterbourne, 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.