HE HAS been praised by the legendary producer Quincy Jones, been inspired by jazz star Kamasi Washington, and played the US national anthem in Madison Square Garden - he is Los Angeles singer-songwriter and producer Joey Dosik.
Dosik plays Strange Brew at the Róisín Dubh on Thursday April 20 at 8pm, performing songs from his Game Winner EP - made while recovering from a basketball related knee injury - and the forthcoming album, Inside Voice.
Dosik grew up listening to jazz and his parents' Carole King records. He has also cited Sam Cooke, Harry Nilsson, Smokey Robinson, and Gamble and Huff as inspirations. Later he worked as a pianist for other artists, before concentrating on a solo career and writing music that draws on soul, jazz, and pop.
"I have been playing since I was a kid," Dosik told okayplayer.com "The voice and piano were first, as those are my main instruments. I also have history as a jazz saxophone player. I like to write on different instruments because each one makes me play and listen differently. When I exhaust myself from writing on the piano, I can pick up a guitar or a bass and recharge the inspiration."
Speaking of live performance, Dosik told daily.bandcamp.com: "I love performing, I want to perform this music all around the world if they’ll have me, and I plan on continuing to release music...I’m happy that it seems to be reaching new ears."
Tickets are available at www.roisindubh.net, the Ticket Desk at OMG Zhivago, Shop Street, and The Róisín Dubh.