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.
In 2020 BAD TEMPER JOE is nominated for various GERMAN BLUES AWARDS, including BEST SOLO ARTIST, BEST MALE VOCALIST and BEST ALBUM for last year’s THE MADDEST OF THEM ALL, as well as for the GERMAN BLUES CHALLENGE. At the INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE in Memphis/USA earlier this year he reached the final as the only European act and was named one of the best eight blues artists in the world in 2020. In 2019 he was nominated for the GERMAN BLUES AWARDS for his album AIN’T WORTH A DAMN and in the SOLO/DUO categorie, as well as for the GERMAN BLUES CHALLENGE where he was named BEST SOLO ARTIST of the competition.
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 six studio albums, two live albums and one EP.
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