Drummer Joseph Larsen is an accomplished musician who has played and toured the local and national music scenes. His impressive skills, versatility and professionalism have provided opportunities to tour the country with numerous established acts and to work as a studio session musician.
Hailing from Salt Lake City, Utah, he began banging the skins at the early age of five and was tutored privately for several years. Joseph joined his first band, Diadem, at the age of sixteen and released a five song EP with Bruce Kirby nd BOHO Digetella. Joseph continued to hone his chops in the Utah rock scene after Diadem disbanded while performing with various local bands. Later, he moved to Hollywood, California.
In the summer of 2007, Joseph auditioned for the band Rockstar Supernova and was featured in the Dallas Guide Live Newspaper. He then joined the band Tommy Had A Vision, who went on to support many national acts. Mark Kendall of Great White was featured on their record in 2008 and performed with them for their New Year’s Eve event.
During his tenure, Joseph joined Gene Loves Jezebel in 2012 for the “Lost 80’s Live Tour,” performed as a special guest with Sin City Sinners, and shared the stage with a variety of artists including Mark Kendall of Great White, Greg Polcari of Britny Fox, Kenny Olson formerly of Kid Rock and Sean Austin at the Rock and Roll Autograph Show. Most recently, he has played as part of Soundcheck Live at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood.
He is a former member of the bands Pink Velvet Krush, Brand New Machine, and Oblivea. In the winter of 2019 he joined forces with Bakers Dozen out of Las Vegas Nevada. Signed to Pavement Entertainment working in the studio until early 2020 when he joined the pop band Paper Doll, as well as power trio Pretty Vacant.
Joseph has participated in many star-studded, all-star jams including the Rocking Northern Utah Golf Tournament All-Star Jam, for Multiple Sclerosis Ultimate Jam Night, Featuring Chuck Wright of Quiet Riot. SoundCheck Live Featuring Steve Ferlazzo of Avril Lavine. He is an avid supporter of animal welfare as well as other various charity organizations and has volunteered at the Dallas ASPCA Charity Event.
Joseph proudly plays DW Drums, Soultone Cymbals, Zildjian Drumsticks, Evans Drumheads, Cympad, Cymbolt, Humes & Berg Cases, SKB Cases, Shure Microphones & InEar Monitors, Woodshed Stage Art, Wornstar Clothing, Affliction, Harley Davidson, John Varvatos, Converse, MAC Cosmetics.
Joseph's Thank You's:
I want to thank God from which all my blessings come. I want to thank my family for there constant love and support throughout the years of this crazy amazing journey. I want to thank my friends for being so loyal you special ones know who you are. To all the amazing fans who have spent there hard earned dollars to see me play and perform in some of the smallest venues to the largest of venues. I will forever be grateful. I love you all and thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Joseph is looking forward to rocking you on the road. See you soon! Cheers!
Artists with whom Joseph has shared the stage:
Michael Aston- Gene Loves Jezebel
Chaz McDonald- Gene Loves Jezebel
Steve Ferlazzo- Sound Check Live
Greg Polcari- Pink Velvet Krush
Mark Kendall- Great White
Winter Rae- Sound Check Live
CJ Tywoniak- Sound Check Live
Eliot Lorango- Sound Check Live
Lucienne Thomas- Sound Check Live
Steve Fekete- Sound Check Live
Dre Demura- Sound Check Live
Jeff Blando- Slaughter All Star Jam
Hugh McDonald- Bon Jovi All Star Jam
Zoltan Chaney- Slaughter All Star Jam
Blaze Bailey- Sin City Sinners
Scott Griffin- Sin City Sinners
Josh Alan- Sin City Sinners
Sean Austin- Sean Austin Band
Tony Cavazo- Sean Austin Band
Kenny Olson- Formerly of Kid Rock
Chas West- Ultimate Jam Night
Chris Hager- Ultimate Jam Night
Jimmy Burkard- Ultimate Jam Night
Galen Walker- Cher, Kingdom Come
Jerry Best- DIO, Courtney Love
Jaimie Hunting- David Lee Roth
For booking, press and all other inquiries, please contact www.josephlarsen.net
JOSEPH LARSEN PROUDLY PLAYS:
DW DRUMS WHITE MARINE PEARL COLLECTORS SERIES:
(2) 24 X 20 BASS DRUM
(1) 22 X 16 BASS DRUM
(1) 14 X 6.5 TRUE-TONE SNARE
(1) 10 X 10 TOM
(1) 12 X 12 TOM
(1) 14 X14 FLOOR TOM
(1) 16 X16 FLOOR TOM
(1) 18 X 18 FLOOR TOM
(1) DW 9000 DOUBLE BASS PEDAL
(2) DW 9000 SINGLE BASS PEDALS
(1) DW 9000 HI-HAT STAND
(7) DW 9000 CYMBAL STANDS
(1) DW COWBELL BASS DRUM MOUNT
(1) ROC-N-SOC DRUM THRONE
SOULTONE SERIES CYMBALS:
-13" EXPLOSION HI-HAT
-16" EXPLOSION CRASH
-17" EXPLOSION CRASH
-18" EXPLOSION CRASH
-20" EXPLOSION CRASH
-24" EXPLOSION RIDE
(1) LP ROCK RIDGE COWBELL
-EMAD BASS DRUM HEADS
SURE MICROPHONES AND ACCESSORIES:
(3) SURE PG 56 TOM MICS
(1) BETA BG 57 SNARE MIC
(4) BETA BG 58 BASS DRUM MICS
(1) SURE WIRELESS HEADSET
(1) SURE PSM 825 IN-EAR MONITORS
AHEAD STICK GLOVES
Zildjian 5B Dipped DRUMSTICKS
SKB Travel Cases