Northern Ireland born Joe Creighton has been on the international stage for 45 years, having performed with Kylie Minogue, Sir George Martin and Crowded House. His acclaimed show ‘Into The Mystic’ brings the music of the great Van Morrison to life; “if you closed your eyes you’d think Van Morrison was standing in front of you” - Devonport Jazz
Joe Creighton came to Australia in 1967 at the age of 18. His first Australian band ‘Melissa’ recorded the album "Midnight Trampoline" in 1971, and still has a cult following among young musicians today.
Joe hooked up with singer/ songwriter and poet Mark Gillespie to create the iconic "Only Human" album. The great success of this album established an important part of Joe's career as a much sought after session musician. Joe went on to help many artists with their projects as bassist, singer, arranger and producer.
In ‘89 shortly after the release and incredible success of "Whispering Jack" John Farnham enticed Joe onto the big concert stage. This was the beginning of a musical relationship which went on for another 13 years recording many albums and performing on several Australian and international tours. On the "Chain Reaction" album John Farnham recorded one of Joe's original songs "The Time Has Come".
Joe has toured internationally with both Kylie Minogue and Olivia Newton John and shared the stage with such luminaries as Sir George Martin, on his ‘All You Need Is Love’ tour, taking lead vocals on some of those great Beatles songs, and with Boz Scaggs on his Australian tour, as well as singing vocal backing as a ‘Raylette’ on tour with the legendary Ray Charles.
Closer to home Joe’s work can be heard across many award winning Australian artists albums and his live performances have been witnessed by tens of thousands live on stage with acts such as Crowded House, Lee Kernaghan, Judith Durham, Rick Price, Tim Finn, LRB, The Black Sorrows, and the late Mark Hunter and Billy Thorpe and many more.
A singer songwriter in his own right Joe has recorded four solo albums "Holywell" in 93, "Stranmillis Road" in 2000, "Falling Again" in 2003 and a compilation album featuring 3 new tracks which was released in late 2013. 2015 will see the release of Joe’s new album Running Free. Four tracks from "Stranmillis Rd" were used in Phil Avalon's movie “Liquid Bridge” and Joe also co-wrote two songs for Mario Andreacchio's movie 'Elephant Tales. More recently “Holywell” was re-reviewed as “a buried treasure” in Brisbane’s Courier Mail.