Joe Yoshida

Career credits

Katie Melua, Mika, Toseland, Mike Batt, Joel Compass, Akala


As a freelance drummer, Joe has a wealth of experience working for TV and Radio, to live tours and studio sessions. Over the years, he has worked with various artists for most major and independent record labels, including, Katie Melua; Mike Batt; Mika; Jessie J; Robin Thicke; DJ Cassidy; Joel Compass; Bob Blakeley (BBC’s ‘The Voice’); Akala and various others.

Joe has made various TV appearances; for commercials such as the LEXUS CT 200h Commercial, the HEINEKEN “The Date” Commercial; and several TV and Radio sessions on BBC, ITV, Channel 5, Radio 2, MTV, VEVO and others. He performed with Katie Melua for the HRH Coronation Gala 2013 at Buckingham Palace, and in 2014 with Molly Smitten-Downes for the Eurovision Song Contest.

In the studio, Joe has been credited on multiple UK Top 10 and Top 40 singles and albums for artists such as Katie Melua and The Overtones (Warner).

Joe joined UK rock outfit Toseland and as well as scoring their first UK Top 40 album with the group, they have toured internationally with acts such as Deep Purple, Black Stone Cherry, and various others. Joe currently tours internationally with Katie Melua.

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Drums Degree Music Performance Drum Diploma Music Performance Diploma Music Performance and Production

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