The Good Luck Joes
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The Good Luck Joes

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States | INDIE

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States | INDIE
Band Rock Pop


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"Interview w/ Chad Fischer - Producer: Colin Hay, Cary Brothers, Alexi Murdoch, Lisa Loeb"

“They’re definitely ahead of their time. They sound incredib–very, very mature — great songwriters.”

“It’s great to see a band… that really grew up together — they learned their instruments together. There’s a loyalty and a rapport… you cannot fake that stuff, and you can’t re-create it either.” - Left Coast Podcasts

"New releases"

"This... indie-rock band delivers a powerful, infectious platter of pop-rock perfect for long summer drives." - The Grand Rapids Press

"University of Hawaii-Hilo Album of the Week"

"[Blends] the perfect mix of pop, rock, folk and garage into one highly delectable musical cocktail, this band’s sound is smooth and satisfying... The melodies feel instantly familiar while the vibe shimmers like the best of these warm summer days. Thoughtful lyrics make this a no-brainer. All hail the Good Luck Joes." -

"The Good Luck Joes At Station 4 (Minneapolis/St. Paul)"

"Seeing The Good Luck Joes live... for the first time, [I] could tell right off that they had that “thing.” It’s a combination of charisma, a clear understanding of how to construct a successful song, world-class musicianship and an ability to catch the attention of folks like myself who see hundreds of bands a year.

"The Good Luck Joes have enough hooks that you can enjoy the band the first time you see them without necessarily being familiar with their music. If you have listened to the tracks on their website, “48 Hours,” from their debut EP (which also appears on their first full length What Do You Think of The Noise) will stick in your head, as will songs like “The Sun Explodes,” a well-crafted pop song that pulls you along at just the right rate and then punches you gently in the chest with its soaring chorus. You’ll also find yourself humming ballads like “Middle of Me” as you leave the venue." - How Was The; David de Young

"Bill Pfordresher - Former VP of Promotion at Elektra Records"

"The Good Luck Joes... young rockers who create great melodies, lyrics, and harmonies. Don't miss this one." - Bill Pfordresher

"Joe Puerta - Bassist, Multi-Grammy nominee with Ambrosia, Grammy winner with Bruce Hornsby and the Range"

"The Joes put together tight, concise arrangements, smart lyrics, stay-in-you-head hooks, with a charm in the live show that is winning instant fans." - Joe Puerta

"The Milwaukee band brews a beautiful noise"

"Their eclectic taste and style shine through on 'What Do You Think of That Noise?,' allowing them to create catchy, upbeat pop tracks, in addition to more sentimental tracks, all of which combine to make a strong, successful album. The songs are incredibly vibrant, incorporating instrumental layers with meaningful, inspirational and contemplative lyrics. The album is exceptionally produced and mastered, as the band pays close attention to minor details."
- Beth Wick - The Daily Cardinal (Univeristy of Wisconsin)

"Bruce Warren, World Cafe"

"Middle of Me" is a massive hit song in the waiting." - WXPN

"Midwest Music Summit"

"The Joes serve up ear-candy pop with memorable choruses blending Train-style ballads with Counting Crows swagger." - Cincinnati Inquirer

"The Morning Blend"

"They are about to blow up, so if you want to be able to say, 'I used to listen to The Good Luck Joes before they were big,' you had better hurry up and get into them." - WTMJ Channel 4 NBC Affiliate


2009: Selected to perform theme song for Fox Sports Detroit's spring promotions
2009: "Middle of Me" used in trailer for Jennifer Anniston movie, "Love Happens"
2008: "The Fugitive" in PASTE Beat compilation for American Airlines on flights worldwide during September
2008: "Middle of Me" video selected by Fuse TV On Demand to run during August
2008: "Middle of Me" is nominated for "Best Pop Song" by the LA Music Awards
2008: ABC Family Channel features the Joes on the network's website music blog. ABC Family's "Greek" airs "The Sun Explodes" and "Butterflies" from "What Do You Think of That Noise?" on the season's first two episodes; "Middle of Me" from "Noise" airs in May.
2007: Finalist in Album Design and Poster categories for Independent Music Awards
2008: National Public Radio program, Day to Day, aired "Best Medicine" and "Middle of Me"
2007: "Sonicbids Listens" CD, Vol. 4: "Invincible" selected for inclusion in this widely-distributed disc.; selected by Indie Revolution Radio for play on 100.9 FM, New York.
2007: Blogs, internet radio (,, InsomniaRadio, etc.) podcasts (, etc.) across the US review and play GLJs' new EP and videos (,, Insomnia, etc.); video included on Windows Media site
2007: ABC Family Channel prime time series, Greek, licenses "The Sun Explodes" for upcoming episode
2007: ABC Family Channel prime time drama, Kyle XY, uses all of "Frozen" and part of "Middle of Me"
2007: The Weather Channel's Epic Conditions series (Warren Miller Productions) uses "The Fugitive" (heli-snowboarding) and "48 Hours" (mountain biking). The Travel Channel ("Wave Chasers") licenses "The Sun Explodes."
2007: Summerfest Emerging Artists compilation CD ("The Fugitive"); Stone Creek Coffee compilation CD
2007: Shatter Records A&R Compilation CD; "All States All Stars" Music For Troops CD Compilation
2007: MTV Real World Denver: Featured Artist; "Middle of Me" and "Best Medicine" on MTV Real World
2007: NPR's Day to Day uses "Middle of Me" for "musical interlude"--link added to NPR website
2006: "Middle of Me" on ABC TV to promote "6 Degrees" fall prime time drama
2006: Radio Airplay - "Middle of Me," "48 Hours," "The Sun Explodes" and "The Fugitive" played on over 400 AAA Commercial, AAA Non-com, and College stations
2006: "Butterflies" on NPR syndicated program "Day to Day"
2006: "The Sun Explodes" in Sampler for
2006: "The Fugitive" in Sampler for Midwest Music Summit, Cincinnati
2006: "48 Hours" featured by Elevate Film Festival, Los Angeles
2006: LP - "What Do You Think of That Noise?" - Third Ward Records
2005: "48 Hours EP"
2004: Self-titled LP - "The Good Luck Joes"
*All releases available on iTunes*



Since their conception in 2002 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, The Good Luck Joes have caught the ears of discerning listeners (young and old), as well as some key movers-and-shakers in the music industry. The bands recent album, "What Do You Think of That Noise?," runs the gamut of the modern pop-rock spectrum. Between the summery, stadium-pop of "Middle of Me" and the ethereal electronic sounds of "Butterflies," lies a collage of garage, folk, classic rock, and modern top 40, each blended with a sense of playfulness into a brand of pop that has something all its own. With the help of Chad Fischer's (Colin Hay, Cary Brothers, Alexi Murdoch) production, the GLJs have refined a sound that treads nimbly around Harrison-esque guitar hooks, Coldplay's piano-driven grandiosity, and Wilco's intimate confessions-in-song

Live, at venues as varied as Milwaukee's Summerfest, NYC's Canal Room, Chicago and Cleveland's HOB, LA's Whisky-a-Go-Go and Viper Room, and on many college campuses, The Good Luck Joes have won fans with a charismatic and highly energetic stage presence. Audiences relate emotionally to the band’s lyrics, which are done justice by lead-singer Andrew Martin’s impassioned and honest delivery. Next to him are lead-guitarist Andrew Krei and keyboardist Andrew Citron, who both intrigue with their stage presence: at some moments they are pictures of stoic concentration while at others they move with exuberance and rock’n’roll abandon. And in the rhythm section are, surprisingly, two non-Andrews; Joe Scheltema and Peterson Goodwyn on bass and drums, respectively, provide the groove and kinetic energy that drive the bands performance.

Thanks to Planetary Group (AAA speciality), Tinderbox (College), JB Brenner and Jesse Barnett, Machine Records, and Platform One, more than 400 radio stations (both internet and traditional) have played songs from the band's albums. Lynn Grossman of Secretroad Management (Los Angeles) oversees placement opportunties for the music. "Middle of Me" from "Noise" was used in a national promotion for a new fall drama on ABC-TV, the GLJs were the featured artist for an episode of MTV's Real World Denver. "Frozen" and "Much Too Young" were featured on ABC Family's Kyle XY. Currently The Weather Channel's Epic Conditions series is using "The Fugitive" and "48 Hours" in episodes on heli-snowboarding and extreme mountain biking, respectively. Two new videos were recently completed for "Invincible" and "Middle of Me." The band released a 5 song EP, "Why Everything Goes Wrong," in the summer of 2007. Recorded at Smart Studios in Madison, WI, it is now available through iTunes and other digital sources. Physical copies can be obtained through CD-Baby.