Joel Rothwell

FRESH: ‘Know Them’ – Joel Rothwell

Joel Rothwell returns with “Know Them”.

by Christopher Smith

Bury-born, now Manchester based 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. Having appeared on Sky News, Talk Sport, played Live on Talk Radio as well as multiple appearances on BBC Radio and supporting the likes of Gary Barlow, Joel has just released his new single “Know Them”.

With a stylishly crafted formula of honest storytelling accompanying his guitar driven electro-pop sound, the latest track from his forthcoming EP is produced by Scott Dasco (Tom Walker) and it perfectly showcases Joel as one of the rising stars of UK pop. 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. Currently touring the UK as part of an extensive schools tour where he is both performing and communicating his overcoming a distressing period of bullying whilst at school himself.

It was whilst working with songwriter and producer Eliot Kennedy (famed for working with the likes of the Spice Girls, Bryan Adams, Lulu and Take That), that Joel took 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. More recently, in October 2019, he was personally selected by RJ Gibb, the son of Robin Gibb, to perform at an all-star Bee Gees tribute in central London. Extending his skills yet further, Joel has proved his credentials as an actor, both in his latest film project ‘Skinned’, which also featured his songs “Satellite”, and the as yet unreleased “Animal”.

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 Music 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.

For more about Joel, check out his WEBSITE and his FACEBOOK page

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