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.
‘You + Me’ is the first taste of new music from Mungovan in 2020, and it adds a new shade to his expansive sonic pallet. The track displays a more roots/rock vibe to previous tracks from Mungovan, and will have you feeling like you’re sailing over a still lake on a perfect Sunday afternoon.
‘His warm lilting vocals coupled with catchy guitar riffs transport you to somewhere warm and tropical. The layered guitars are extremely effective, and it has a recurring bass guitar line that keeps the party going from beginning to end. “You + Me” has a wonderful optimistic feel to it.’
- the AU review
‘it meshes that earnest rock with some bigger melodic crunch and it's all pieced together nicely.’
- Decaln Byrne (Triple J)
‘This is an absolute triumph of a cruisy indie pop song.’
- Pip Rasmussen (Triple J)
Joe has shared stages with acts such as Lime Cordial, 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.