Joe has been singing and pounding piano keys since he was 5 years old! Embracing artists from every genre, from Frank Sinatra and Otis Redding to Garth Brooks and Metallica, his musicality and repertoire is simply astounding!
Joe's calling came when he assumed lead vocals for the rock band Brand New Sin. Three albums later, they headlined with major acts across the US & UK, were featured in the motion picture "School of Rock", on MTV, ESPN, and even the WWE, when famed wrestler The Big Show tapped Joe's soaring vocals for his entrance song, "Crank It Up."
Now, with over 5,000 performances throughout Upstate New York since 2008, he continues to reunite with his band to sold out shows and was invited by the producers at NBC to audition for 'The Voice', winning CNY's Best Male Vocalist Award for SEVEN years running!
Partnering up with a renown Syracuse wedding-professional, Joe also brings the complete modern reception experience to fans and couples. And now with his new weekly podcast on K-ROCK and fresh cover songs released every single day on social media, more than ever, he's so much more than JUST JOE!
Jess Novak takes no prisoners. With a fiddle on fire, powerful vocals and a fierce band behind her, this pop, rock, soul-pumped group from Syracuse, New York brings passion to every performance. Known for their energy, superb musicianship, engaging songwriting and ability to win any crowd, this is a band on the rise. Having touched audiences across the country – from Burlington, VT to Key West, FL to San Diego, CA – and with Novak playing more than 250 dates annually, the sound gets tighter with each show.
Jess Novak (violin, guitar, vocals, piano, percussion, looping) works with Byron Cage (Tommy Castro, Joe Louis Walker, Otis Taylor) on drums; Anthony Saturno (Atkins Riot) on electric guitar, Jabare Mckinstry (Chris Ames Band) on bass and Gavin George (Strange to Look At, BSG) on drums to create a powerhouse sound, often with Nick Fields on trumpet.
Novak's work is being played on radio stations worldwide (WTYT 960, D.C. Coast to Coast, Women of Substance Radio, IndieOutbreak) and written about at home and across the ocean. Novak has played such prestigious rooms as The Cutting Room (NYC), The Saint (Asbury Park) and Nectar's (Burlington, VT), opened the 23rd Annual Chenango Blues Festival (with headliner, Ronnie Earl) and performed with groups and artists including Devon Allman, Tas Cru, Jimmy Hall, Ghost Town Blues Band and members of Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band.