Fleeing the sooty factories of New Jersey for the grimey alleyways of L.A., Joe Normal® started as a founding member of 90's sunset strip glam-pop legends THE ZEROS, co-wrote the title track to Sammy Hagar’s “Not 4 Sale” album, and even recorded with punk icon Stiv Bators & Lords Of The New Church.
He's shared stages with rockers and folkers alike. Namely Dramarama, Elliott Smith, Jesse Malin, Guns N' Roses, L.A. Guns, The Dogs D'Amour, Faster Pussycat, Gene Loves Jezebel, Willie Nile, Tonic, Gin Blossoms, Joe Grushecky, The Smithereens and has had screen time with celebrities Howard Stern, Peter Noone, and Bobby Flay.
Along with these solid Rock credentials, Joe Normal's now recognized for his own personal style and artistry, writing relatable songs and anthems about working class life, its struggles, its people and themes, with a sense of hope to keep going for your dreams. A regular "Mr. Anytown U.S.A."
A skilled producer, performer, singer, and guitarist, Joe is an adept showman and storyteller, whether he's playing acoustically or electrically on his own, in the studio, or in pub-to-stadium sized fashion with his explosive band Joe Normal & The Anytown'rs.
Often compared to Bruce Springsteen, Paul Westerberg, and Jesse Malin, Joe Normal balances his own blue collar Rock 'n Roll roots with a genuine storyteller heart that pays a debt to both classic British Pop and American Rock 'n Roll, while remaining excitingly new, relevant, and refreshing.