Joe's music has spanned a number of genres including classical
, new wave
, punk rock
, & ska. His 1979 hit "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" and 1982's "Steppin' Out" are a couple of his smash hits. He has 5 Grammy nods.
He was born David Ian Jackson. He grew up in Portsmouth & Gosport. He took lessons for the violin but found he preferred the piano. By the time he was 16 he hit the local circuit & earned a music scholarship to London's Royal Academy of Music.