Joel John will be celebrating 25 years in the entertainment industry with a concert at Southern Academy for the Performing Arts (SAPA) tonight at 7.30 pm.
Asked how he felt about tonight’s show he said: “It’s celebrating 25 years as a songwriter and singer, and what is nice is that I will be having people who have been there for my 25-years’ journey. So not only will I have people who have been with me throughout those 25 years in the audience but also on the stage as well. I’m really looking forward to it.” John’s guest performers are Tricia Lee Kelshall, Michelle Xavier, Stefan Roach and Savita Singh.
In the last 25 years John has been nominated for five Copyright Music Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago (COTT) awards, in the pop rock and gospel categories but is yet to win one.
He joked: “Imagine coming up against Kees with his Lion song....”
But those things never deterred John who has released two albums to date, Keep the Faith in 2002 and Shine in 2006, with a third album to be released by year’s end.
The latest album will include two of John’s songs that were released earlier this year, Finally Here and Fall in Love Again, as well as the oldie Love on the Radio and also Christmas Prayer which was released last year.
Tonight, John will be performing some of his fans’ favourite songs including hits from Rod Stewart, Tim Mcgraw, U2, Creed, Don Henley, Blake Shelton, The Beatles and Lionel Richie, as well as original songs from his upcoming album