Joe Mahone

has traveled extensively throughout the US, Europe, and Asia providing the solid backbeat for New York soul legend Carlton J. Smith And The Mighty Magnificents. He is now providing the solid backbeat for Swiss bands The Soulmaniacs (Funk and Soul) and Black Earth (African and Reggae).

He has played on such prestigious stages as B.B.King's in New York City, The Casa Bar in Zurich, House Of Blues And Jazz, Oriental Art Center, the JZ Club in Shanghai, and Brown Sugar in Taipei. At various times throughout his career while touring with Mr. Smith, Joe Mahone shared the stage with soul legends Sly And The Family Stone, The Average White Band, and Chaka Khan.

When James Brown unfortunately passed away on Christmas Day in 2006, they were asked to play at B.B.King's on New Year's Eve for "The Godfather Of Soul". A true honor indeed!!! While in Shanghai, Joe Mahone was one of the founding members of the progressive rock band The 88's and a member of Shanghai Funk Incorporated. Both bands were very well known and toured throughout China.

Joe Mahone has many years of live experience, being in the studio, and has been a mentor and educator to many younger musicians. His musical background is drawn from the roots of American music and in his lessons he stresses the importance of African-Americans in it's creation.

Joe Mahone's musical influences are as diverse as his musical tastes, with drummers such as Clyde Stubblefield, John "Jabo" Starks, Melvin Parker (James Brown), Ramon "Tiki" Fulwood, Jerome Brailey (P-Funk), John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine), Matt Cameron (Soundgarden) and Steve Jordan (John Mayer) being among his favorites.

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