Craig Joiner: Songwriter, producer and original member of Romeo’s Daughter + Asher Mohr

Date/Time Sun 29 Oct 2023 8:00 PM

Price Online - £8 + 80p fees; On The Door - £10


Craig Joiner has been a professional musician for over 25 years, writing songs recorded by the likes of Heart, Bonnie Tyler, Eddie Money and Steps.  Craig’s musical journey began in 1987 as a member of Romeo’s Daughter. Their self-titled debut on Jive Records was produced by the legendary Robert ‘Mutt’ Lange (Def Leppard, The Cars, ACDC, Shania Twain) and spawned a whirlwind tour of the USA and an appearance on the Billboard charts.
Over the years their infectious music attracted the highest calibre of established artists with Heart covering their single ‘Wild Child’ on their multi-million selling album ‘Brigade’ achieving No.2 on the Billboard Rock charts and Eddie Money having a huge hit with their track ‘Heaven In the Backseat’. Following the demise of the band, Craig signed to Zomba Music and began writing library music for TV and radio where he was equally successful, having his music played on programmes such as ‘Friends’ and ‘Cold Feet’. He is currently signed to Universal and Zone Music where he continues this line of work.

As a session player Craig also has an impressive list of names he has recorded for including Tom Jones. In recent years Craig has been a stalwart of the Folk Club scene where he has gained an impressive following and where he honed the songs for the long awaited solo debut album ‘Art of Landing’.  Living near to TwickFolk, Craig has played at the Patch a number of times, the most recent being as support to Kara Grainger. We’re delighted to feature a full evening of his music, sandwiched neatly between two halves of a Romeo’s Daughter tour.

The video above is an official video, but here’s one from TwickFolk, courtesy of our friend Pancentrism:

Asher Mohr has been playing on the Indie and folk scenes of Bristol and London since his late teens and quickly moved into penning his own lyrics and tunes. He’s big on lyrics and likes his songs to tell chronological stories.

The folk influences are there, Simon and Garfunkel and Tracy Chapman; but a love of creating hooks that stay with you once the record has stopped, like those of Bill Withers, has imbued Asher’s music with a contemporary urgency set on a backdrop of timeless storytelling. The result is a lyrically driven, melodically rich timbre comparable to Novo Amor, Bear’s Den or Flyte.