Originally trained as a violinist, Joe Levy began singing in choirs before becoming a classical countertenor. In particular, Joe has a passion for Baroque and early music, performing Purcell and Handel alongside Medieval hymns in Middle English and 17th Century folk songs. This said, he has always preferred a diverse repertoire, singing both as a countertenor and a baritone across various musical genres. This extends beyond classical singing and encompasses styles as varied as soul, jazz and folk. Joe considers the likes of Aretha Franklin, Amy Winehouse and Dusty Springfield among his greatest influences in his contemporary singing, though his full range of influences is much greater than this.
After growing up in London, Joe moved to Exeter in 2012 to study Archaeology and Anthropology and has lived here ever since. The historic setting of the city and the dramatic land and seascapes surrounding it have heavily influenced him creatively. He often interweaves history and storytelling into his performances, giving audiences an insight into the world in which each song was created. Outside of performing, Joe teaches singing at the Cygnet Theatre, a venue he works with closely and has sung in several concerts there.