High energy blues influenced original rockin' roll with a mix of wide ranging covers
Johnny Cash Meets Elvis at a Stevie Ray Vaughan Concert
Joel DaSilva has blues running through his veins. Born and raised in his sweet home, Chicago, DaSilva hails from a musical family. His mother and father traveled throughout Brazil and Ukraine, his mother a singer and father accompanying her on guitar. His father passed away when he was 3, but Joel continues to channel that soulful energy in his manic and soulful live performances to this day. As soon as he was old enough to work, Joel took a job as a bar back in a blues joint where his older brother tended bar. The goal was to get closer to the music, immersing in the scene. Eventually, he was setting up equipment for touring bands and getting to know them in exchange for lessons from the masters and lessons in Music Business 101. By the age of 18, DaSilva joined his first band, Junior Drinkwater & the Thirstquenchers. He went on to play in jump blues, blues, psychobilly, and surf-oriented bands like The Regulators and the Hep Cat Boo Daddies before breaking out on his own as a solo artist.
With a resume that includes performances with heavy hitters like B.B. King, A.C. Reed, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Reverend Horton Heat and opening for acts as varied as: J.J. Grey, The White Stripes , The Black Crowes, Jeff Beck , and Jimmie Vaughan, DaSilva has already made a mark in the industry; and is poised to become a power player….He is the real deal.
His tone matches his soul. His voice matches his heart.
Joel also enjoys Acting as he has been in some regional theatre, some indie films , extrawork, and is currently playing Sheriff Cousins and also doing the Soundtrack score for the indie film "Sleep" which is premiering at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival FLIFF.
Joel DaSilva: Guitar and Vocals and the Midnight Howler himself
StefanO Rotati: Keeper of the Monster Truckin' Backbeat on the Drums
Bob "the Professor" Cleary: the Grizzle and Bones of the Group on the Bass
Doug "the Grenade" Treen : Saxophone
Have a guitar cable endorsement with Klotz Cables.
*Have Clothing Endorsement in Dragonfly Clothing Line
*Represented Florida in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2005, 2013,2014.
*Performed overseas and states festivals at : Montreal International Jazz And Blues Festival in 2012 and 2013, Mont Tremblant International Music Festival in 2015, Curaçao Music Festival in 2015, Sunfest , Riverwalk Blues Festival, House of Blues in Chicago and Orlando, Buddy Guy's Legends, High Ridge Blues Fest in North Dakota , Blues On Whyte in Edmonton AB Canada, Sam Diego Music and Roots Festival, etc et.
*Have and Still Tour through the United States , Europe and Canada
*Most recent tour from Florida to Edmonton Canada and back
*Will be signed to an Indie Label in California for next album
*Have 5 Albums ( 3 Hep Cat Boo Daddies, 2 Joel DaSilva and soon to be 3 or 4)
*Have acted in plays and two independent movies that were featured in Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and California Film Festival.
*Songs played on XM and Sirius radio as well as national stations in states and overseas.
*Featured in various music magazines including : Rolling Stone, Guitar World, Vintage Guitar, Blues Revue, Here and Now, and Guitar Player.
*Florida Music Award Winner 2010 2014
*International Songwriting Finalist 2012 & 2014
*Have performed with, alongside, and opened for acts such as: BB King, White Stripes, Jeff Beck, Dick Dale, Black Crowes, Jimmie Vaughan, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Nick Curran, Foghat, Molly Hatchet, Reverend Horton Heat., Buddy Guy, Larry McCray, Sheryl Crow, Little Feat, Joan Jett, Steven Tyler, Richie Sambora, Leon Russell, Smithereens, Pat Dinizio, Los Lobos, Alabama Shakes, Imagine Dragons, JJ Grey, George Thorogood, etc, etc etc