Joe Perrone – a name synonymous with Australian entertainment!
Making his national television debut nearly 30 years ago, Joe or “Joey” as we knew him skyrocketed to national fame, gracing our screens every Saturday night, on the iconic Australian variety show, ‘Young Talent Time’.
Through the first half of the Eighties, Joe captured our hearts with his superb singing, dancing and acting talents, making him one of the most popular names to have appeared on the show and in turn cementing himself as a household name across the nation.
After completing his priceless ‘apprenticeship’, Joe embarked on an exciting solo career which included recording his first solo album at the age of 16 with EMI records.
Joe toured Australia extensively appearing on all major television shows, national events, Royal Command performances, touring the land with American greats such as Phyllis Diller, Neil Sedaka and English Comedian Ronnie Corbet, just to mention a few. Joe’s guest role on Neighbours, landed him a Logie Nomination for best new talent and in 1988 Joe was also bestowed with the honor of Ambassador for Expo alongside John Farnham and Greg Norman.
Joe’s success took him to America where he performed on Television shows, appeared in a movie, recorded music and learnt the precious art of songwriting and producing together with some of America’s finest songwriters and producers.
Always coming back home to his faithful audience in Oz, the Nineties saw Joe play an unforgettable role, portraying Ritchie Valens in the stage show ‘The Buddy Holly Story’, as well as touring Australia starring alongside Nick Giannopolous in the hilarious stage show, ‘Wogarama’. All along Joe consistently maintained his passion for music, writing songs and performing with his band.
In the late Nineties, Joe concentrated on writing and recording music with some of Australia’s best talent. This launched Joe in yet another phase of his life landing him a recording contract with Universal Music in Berlin, Germany where he has spent the last 7 years learning fluently several languages, writing, producing, performing and releasing music, achieving consecutive chart success in Europe.
After several European tours Joe has now returned to Australia with his talent, life changing experiences, stories, youthful effervescence and enthusiasm ready to give back a little of what he has been so privileged to receive.