Bio

Joey Slater is a British-born resident of Astoria, Queens. She’s a singer, songwriter, guitarist, bass player, writer, yoga teacher, tea-drinker, and chocolate fanatic.

As a solo artist, Joey releases her second full-length record Envisionism in August 2019. Her first DIY solo album Defiantly Maybe was recorded over the span of two days during a visit to New York, and released in 2012.

Portrait of Joey Slater. Photo by Shanthony Exum.

Joey regularly performs in multiple acts, most notably as a backing vocalist in the rock band Wheatus.

Joey Slater performing with Wheatus in 2019. Photo by Simon Hill.

As a session player, Joey plays regularly with singer-songwriter Gabrielle Sterbenz, as guitarist and backing vocalist, and also as part of NYC theater composer Gaby Alter’s pop ensemble Yes Gabriel, playing bass, guitar and backing vocals.

Joey with C. Philip Zarina of Grim All Day

Joey is the joint lead singer and songwriter in the alternative rock band Grim All Day, and appears on Grim All Day’s debut album Here We Are Again.

The Ventura Project, live at Brooklyn Bowl London. Photo by Lisa Hafey, from essentiallypop.com.

Since 2007 Joey has been one half of indie pop duo The Ventura Project. To date The Ventura Project have release two albums, TVP (2011) and Novopangaea (2014). They have toured the UK and Europe as an opening act for Wheatus, and co-wrote and recorded the song “Distracted” with Wheatus frontman Brendan B. Brown.