My name is Joseph. I am a drummer, a kindergarten teacher and a photographer. As a teenager I dreamed of becoming a rockstar and traveling the world, playing music. I also fancied the idea of becoming a music journalist. I’ve always been a decent writer and I love music, so I thought it’d be fun marrying the two: interviewing musicians, attending concerts, and sharing my thoughts on the latest albums.
I formed Will Not Fade during my time at university in 2014. It was slow going to begin with, but eventually I gained momentum. I taught myself some basic skills required for running a blog, figured out the nuances of various social media platforms, and picked up photography so that I could add a visual component to the website. It still blows me away that people from all over the globe choose to spend their time reading my reviews.
One of the major highlights that have come from running WNF was when I spent some time traveling in America in 2017. I reached out to some of the musicians I’d been in contact with to see if they’d like to meet up while I was in their country. CJ Blessum invited me on tour with his band Ranges. I took on the role of roadie/photographer/tour blogger as we spent two weeks on the road. It was one of the best things to ever happen to me. I met some amazing people on that tour and at dunk!fest, many of whom I still consider my close friends.
I don’t write as much these days, choosing instead to focus my energy on other projects like my own bands and booking gigs for local artists.
I am not taking submissions at this stage. I am available for photography services if your band wants to do a shoot though.
Joseph with Evan Weiss AKA Into It. Over It. at The Rev in Melbourne Live Review: Into It. Over It. at The Rev, Melbourne, Album Review: Into It. Over It. – Standards