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Joey Batts and Them are a five-piece alternative hip-hop band, starting in 2011. In late 2012, the band reached the current lineup, comprised of Joey on vocals, Tony Volpe on guitar, John Dotson on bass, Marty Wirt playing some KILLER keys and Mike “Beatwiz” Spellman on drums and percussion. With funky grooves, and plenty of hooks, Joey Batts and Them can turn any show or event into an outright party. And with shows all over New England, the Northeast, and beyond, be sure to check them out, and you can be the best of friends!
Taking the live hip hop scene by storm, Joey Batts never takes “no” for an answer -you either love his sound right away, or his voice kidnaps you until you change your mind. A lyrical genius, and an amazing front man with impeccable crowd control, rolled into one – Joey Batts has proven to be an asset to CT’s growing underground hip-hop culture.
After almost a decade of being in the New England hip hop scene, both with highly respected groups, and as a successful solo artist, Hartford’s own adopted son returns to the stage with a full lineup to get the crowds going, and to let you know that he’s your best friend. Joey Batts isn’t just a talented wordsmith and MC, he’s also one of the most interactive and funniest stage presences around. In a scene where bragging about how big your watch or car wheels are is the norm, who else can get a crowd going while rapping about fighting crime as a superhero, being your wingman, or life in the 860?