Joey Dosik, who released the deluxe version of his ‘Game Winner EP’ on Friday via Secretly Canadian has announced an unmissable show at London’s Jazz Café on 16th May. Praised by Quincy Jones as an ‘Artist To Watch,’ see Joey in action on Jimmy Kimmel HERE.
‘Game Winner’ is a brisk, emotive collection of songs, loosely inspired by the language and lore of basketball. An inveterate collaborator who has worked extensively with the likes of Vulfpeck, Nikka Costa, and Miguel Atwood Ferguson, Joey Dosik wrote, produced and played all the instruments on the EP, as well as mixing 8 of them! But his standout instrument is that voice.
Touring relentlessly, Joey spent virtually all of 2017 on the road, including shows withVulfpeck and Lake Street Dive, and sold out his own headlining dates as well (including a show at The Camden Assembly). Joey plays:
Originally self-released in June 2016, the re-issue of ‘Game Winner’ builds on the original 6 songs with four brand new bonus tracks. The lead track ‘Game Winner’ is a love song; a sultry and soulful ode to Joey’s passion of basketball.
The EP includes an alternate version of ‘Game Winner’, a stripped back version of ‘Running Away’ and new songs ‘Northridge Park’ and ‘Gentle Giant’ encapsulating Joey’s ability to pair his smooth vocals with arrangements that update vintage sounds into a more contemporary context.
Basketball was Joey’s first love before music (some of his earliest memories are of attending Lakers games). Afterinjuring hisknee, he found himself confined to the couch, waiting to resume his normal life. He gravitated toward basketball, and found it seeping into his writing when he started recording again.The marriage of sports and music usually brings to mind corny arena jams or get-hyped anthems. Game Winner is anything but that. At once cool and confident, it mirrors Joey’s journey back to music—and his belief that he couldget there.