BAD TEMPER JOE is a German songwriter and slide guitar player with a strong penchant for old school blues. He has carved out a nice little living writing, playing and recording blues infused numbers with a more updated (but true to its roots) contemporary songwriting twist. BTJ mostly plays his guitar by laying it on his lap and then there is his voice which beautifully comes in, so pure, so loud that you wish he'd never stop singing. You'll get hooked to his music, to the smokey, lonesome and painful groove of his guitar, the rusty sound of his voice and the bluesy lyrics of his songs.

 

BAD TEMPER JOE reached the final and was named one of the best eight blues artists in the world in 2020 at the INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE in Memphis/USA earlier this year. Likewise, he gains more and more recognition in his home country and was nominated for various GERMAN BLUES AWARDS, including BEST SOLO ARTIST, BEST MALE VOCALIST and BEST ALBUM in 2019 as well as 2020 and was named BEST SOLO ARTIST at the GERMAN BLUES CHALLENGE in 2019.

 

BAD TEMPER JOE plays solo, with his three-piece band and in a duet with the Belgian singer and guitarist FERNANT ZESTE, with whom he also recorded an album entitled HAUNT. BAD TEMPER JOE is signed to TIMEZONE RECORDS and released seven studio albums, two live albums and two EPs.

 

2020 INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE finalist & BEST EUROPEAN ACT

2020 GERMAN BLUES CHALLENGE nominee

2020 & 2019 GERMAN BLUES AWARDS nominee

2019 GERMAN BLUES CHALLENGE BEST SOLO ARTIST