Joe Stilgoe – one to watch.

I’m keeping a lookout for Joe Stilgoe , an up-and-coming pianist/singer who, it seems to me, has a lot going for him. His album, I Like This One, which is being officially launched this week at Ronnie Scott’s was given a good reception from the always reliable David Gelly in this Sunday’s edition of The Observer.

The Observer‘s CD review round-up 19th October 2008.

Joe Stilgoe
I Like This One (Candid) £13.99

Songs at the piano don’t get much sharper than this. Whether he’s performing his own material or reshaping an old favourite, such as ‘The Surrey With The Fringe On Top’, Stilgoe always comes up with something new and arresting. With an astonishing piano technique and a voice that is clear and expressive without drawing attention to itself, he reveals an entertainingly diverse range of influences, among them Dudley Moore, Oscar Peterson, Flanders and Swann, and his own father, songwriter Richard Stilgoe. The Candid label, which unearthed Jamie Cullum, Stacey Kent and Claire Teal, could well have done it again.
Dave Gelly



Joe Stilgoe, at


One Response to “Joe Stilgoe – one to watch.”

  1. Joe Stilgoe - one to watch 2 « Kevin Cryan online Says:

    […] About two weeks ago, I wrote that the up-and-coming singer and piano player, Joe Stilgoe, was one to watch. It’s good to be able to report that the never easily impressed broadcaster Russell Davies […]

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