Joel Liberty is not the typical twenty-something aspiring pop/rock singer. His songs range from alternative rock to contemporary pop/rock with some Motown and Pop Opera mixed in. Joel has also performed opera and enjoys singing classical songs. Regardless of the fact that he defies classification, his fans have no problem finding the constant and familiar theme that ties each song together…..his voice.
Joel began singing at the age of 7. Although a shy and introverted child, he loved to sing more than anything else. His first taste of performing live was at a fundraiser fashion show when he was 13. After performing Joel realized that this was something he could do to stand out and express himself in a way he didn’t normally know how to do. As Joel grew older and his voice matured, it became apparent that he had a real talent. He began performing in high school productions like, "Prom Queens Unchained” and "Once on this Island". Later he attended and graduated from the first ever graduating class of the music theatre performance program at St. Clair College. After graduating, Joel performed in his first production with the Windsor Light Music Theatre company's production of "RENT". He went on to perform in "RENT" a second time with Cardinal Music's Theatre Company.
During this time, Joel began singing live and competing in various local singing competitions. Finishing first in one of these competitions gave him the courage to audition for Canadian Idol and Canada’s Got Talent. In Canadian Idol, Joel made it to the second round where he was told that he had, “an amazing voice”, but was, “not what they were looking for”. In Canada’s Got Talent, he went to the opening auditions and was told that he had, “a powerful voice” but again, “not what they were looking for”. Joel didn’t give up. He kept performing live and in competitions. This is when Producers, Walter Riggi and Rob Palombo heard him sing for the first time. “We went to see another artist we were interested in working with and when we heard Joel sing we were blown away” Riggi said. They asked him if he was interested in working with them and Joel jumped at the opportunity. Since then he has recorded a number of original songs and one cover of Queens “Somebody to Love”, done “his way”. Joel has worked extremely hard and is looking forward to sharing his talent with anyone and everyone. He dreams of the day when his days are filled with sound checks, rehearsals, live shows and recording studios.