Missing Joe

Missing Joe


Missing Joe writes great songs and performs them well. The band has released a CD, toured in 20 US states, performed in China, and has charted on the CMJ top 200.


Missing Joe was formed in the late 90's by high school friends in the Connecticut shoreline area. Upon graduation, the guys moved to Boston and began playing gigs at parties, dorms and campus bars. Songwriting has always been what MJ has focused on. Three part harmony, solid beats and honest lyrics have helped make up the sound of the band. Influences, including The Beatles, Tom Petty and The Wallflowers, have guided the way.

Missing Joe found it's audience by playing college campuses. Opening slots for Everclear, American Hi-Fi, The Samples and The Pat McGee Band helped MJ reach new fans and sell copies of their two indie CDs, 2000's Breaking Down the Constellations and 2002's Highway Songs. After pairing up with Boston's Planetary Group, the band hit college radio and enjoyed a 5 week climb on the CMJ top 200 in the spring of 2002.

In May of 2002, Missing Joe and their manager, Adam Lewis, travelled to Shanghai, China and performed 4 sold-out shows at the Ark, a popular music club in the downtown district.


Highway Songs (Catapult Records, 2002)
Breaking Down the Constellations (self release, 2000)

Set List

Here is a list of songs that may be performed at any given Mj* show:
Just One Song
California Angels
Last Dance Girl
Fast Times
Sorry Tennessee
Maybe Tonight
Old Saybrook
Across the Ocean
All the Stars
Fallen Sky
To the City
Keeping it Underground
Breakdown Girl
(we also know several cover songs - we like to perform one or two covers during a set, depending on set length)