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Joel Sarakula
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Joel Sarakula Biography

Joel Sarakula is a European-based Australian artist who writes, produces and sings Soulful Pop, gazing out at a contemporary world through vintage glasses, vintage threads and long blond hair: think Ray Manzarek fronting a 70s soul band. His music is informed by a rich, 1970s-inspired palette, drawing on soft-rock, funk and disco influences - sunny, uptempo jams for darker times. He may look like a long-lost Gibb brother but at live concerts an irreverent sense of humour is always there just below the fringe.

Joel Sarakula is regular fixture on the festival and club circuit having performed at SXSW, Primavera, Reeperbahn Festival, Glastonbury and soul-funk oriented festivals like Imaginafunk and Blackisback. Ever the internationalist, he tours with pickup bands sourced from each territory he plays in: a Barcelona band for Spain, a Berlin band for Germany and so forth. This cross-cultural exchange is a tribute to the 1960s and 70s when world travelling soul and pop artists from the US did the same and and guarantees that his live shows remain fresh, exciting and often unpredictable.


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