Joel Sarakula


Joel Sarakula
is an AUS/UK artist who writes, produces and sings soulful pop, gazing out at his 60’s and 70’s tinged world through vintage glasses… imagine Ray Manzarek fronting a 70s soul band. Born in Sydney and now based in London, his current album THE IMPOSTER has racked up generous plays across BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 and has been play-listed on national radio in Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and Italy. He is a fixture on the festival and club circuit in the UK, Europe and Australia, including appearances at SXSW, Scala London, The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City, Primavera, V-ROX Vladivostok and Reeperbahn Festival Hamburg. Sarakula is a songwriter who has travelled the world in search of his muse, experiencing everything from being the victim of Caribbean carjackings to performing in the remote fishing villages of Norway, via the dive bars of Europe and the US.

With personal tastes that span from the more avant-garde to soul and pop greats like Sly Stone, Todd Rundgren and Elvis Costello, there are clear nods to contemporaries like Beck and Erlend Øye in terms of ambition and style.