Joel DaSilva and The Midnight Howl
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Joel DaSilva has rockin' soul running through his veins.
Born in Rockford and raised in his sweet home, Chicago, he hails from a musical family. His mother and father traveled throughout Brazil, Ukraine, and the USA, his mother a singer and father on vocals and accompanying her on guitar. His father passed away when he was only 3, but Joel continues to channel that soulful energy in his live performances to this day. As soon as he was old enough to work, Joel took a job as a bar back at various blues and rock clubs, one in particular called the Back Room in it’s heyday, where his older brother tended bar. The goal was to get closer to the feel and emotion of the music, immersing in it and the scene. Eventually, he was setting up equipment for touring bands and getting to know them….lessons from the masters and lessons in music business 101.
By the age of 18, DaSilva joined his first and as lead guitarist for “Junior Drinkwater and the Thirstquenchers”. He went on to play guitar and sing in jump blues with “the Regulators”, psychobilly surf band “the Underbelly’s”, and was the frontman for “the Hep Cat Boo Daddies” for 13 Years before breaking out on his own as a solo artist.
With a resume that includes acting in independent movies as well as performances with heavy hitters like B.B.King, A.C.Reed, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Reverend Horton Heat, JJ Grey, Mofro, Nick Curran, the Smithereens, Ray Charles, Foghat, Los Lobos, the White Stripes, Leon Russell, Magic Slim and the Teardrops, the Black Crowes, Nighthawks, Coco Montoya, Edgar Winter, Johnny Winter, Jimmie Vaughan, Robin Trower, etc,etc…to various venues ,concerts and festivals worldwide ( the International Jazz Festival in Canada, Tremblant Fest, Soulive Fest in CA, various blues and rock fest in the US, IBC Challenges in Memphis) etc etc etc
DaSilva has already made a mark in the industry; and is poised to become a power player.
He is the real deal…
Joel also portrays “Sheriff Cousins” in the creepy noir indie film and co-wrote the soundtrack with electronica artist Kevin Kage in this Short independent film that is OUT NOW !!
Check out the trailer, buy the film and more here: www.sleepthefilm.com