Sounds Crafty: Forbidden Joe

Forbidden Joe

Don’t let anyone tell you folk isn’t cool. Auckland alt-folk 3 piece Forbidden Joe brings together the diverse musical backgrounds of Frances Dickinson, Emily Giles and Alex Borwick and the unique instrumentation of concertina, banjo, cello and trombone, to create an unprecedented contemporary folk sound. Frances picked a few favourites on Felt and revealed her crafty side – read the full story here.

Sounds Crafty is a special series of craft showcases picked by Kiwi musicians, bands and DJs, published throughout New Zealand Music Month. Featuring Julia Deans, Urbantramper, Hikoikoi and Rosy Tin Teacaddy in 2010, and previously featuring artists such as Minuit’s Ruth Carr, Nathan King, The Twitch’s Fleur Jack, singer/songwriter Flip Grater and Hera, Sounds Crafty brings rhythm and craft together and finds out what NZ musos make of it all.

Which singer’s mosaic lion took pride of place in her dad’s garage? Which Kiwi muso secretly likes lacy coat hangers? These intriguing questions and many more will be answered on Felt during the month of May. Stayed tuned!