Award-winning British songwriter Joe Hammill has accumulated over 30 million Spotify streams (including numerous New Music Friday playlists) via his co-write cuts, as well as international chart success and extensive airplay from the likes of BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio 1.
Recent highlights include co-writing five songs on Lucy Spraggan’s Top Five UK Album Chart release, including the lead single ‘Sober’ and title track ‘Choices (Don’t Be Afraid)’, as well as co-writing the BBC Radio 2 playlisted Ward Thomas single ‘Someday’. Furthermore, Joe was one of the first songwriters to have an official ‘Written By…” playlist on Spotify:
Upcoming releases in 2021 include credits with the likes of Sarah Darling, Hannah Grace, Laura May Walker and CARSTN.
Notable past co-write credits include Alice On The Roof’s debut album Higher, which topped the album chart in Alice’s native Belgium and has since been certified Gold in Belgium, with Easy Come Easy Go also topping the Ultrapop singles chart and picking up major radio support across mainland Europe.
A long-time collaborator with Lucy Spraggan, as well as having 5 cuts on her recent album, Joe also had 7 co-writes on her album Today Was A Good Day and 2 tracks on previous album I Hope You Don’t Mind Me Writing, including the single Modern Day Frankenstein. Both previous albums charted in the top 20 of the Official UK Album Chart and received support from the likes of Graham Norton on BBC Radio 2, The Wright Stuff on Channel 5 and This Morning on ITV.
Joe has also been working closely with emerging Belgian artist Tessa Dixson, with one of their tracks topping the Hype Machine chart and winning Studio Brussel’s prestigious De Nieuwe Lichting 2019 (‘New Class of 2019’) award. He also had multiple cuts on rising Belgian star Blanche’s debut album, including the single ‘Empire’.
After winning the respected Alan Hull Award (for North East songwriting) and receiving the Graeme Miles Bursary, Joe signed a publishing deal with Sentric Music and Strictly Confidential.
For the past few years, Joe has been honing his songwriting craft with sessions in LA, Nashville, London and beyond with the likes of Beth Nielsen-Chapman, Shelly Poole, Pete Hammerton, Ash Hicklin, Old Sea Brigade, Nick Southwood, Mikey Rowe, Andy Love, Mark Hill, Norma Jean Martine, Rebekah Powell, Cheyenne Medders, Shameboy, Cape Cub, Gill Landry and Hoffman, to name but a few.
Furthermore, Joe has attended songwriting camps for the likes of NSAI UK/USA, Strictly Confidential, Chris Difford and Spinning Records, as well as being guest songwriter at Sentric’s flagship Accelerator Programme. One of the tracks he worked on at the Spinning camp with Childsplay was released through Powerhouse:
Further recognition for Joe’s songwriting talents came when Middlesbrough FC included the lyrics to his Teesside folk anthem Infant Hercules on their home shirts for the 2018-2019 season:
Alongside his sister Helen, Joe’s own band Cattle & Cane have released three critically acclaimed albums and shared stages with the likes of Brian Wilson, Tom Odell, The Stereophonics, Lewis Capaldi and The Head & The Heart, as well as selling-out huge headline shows at flagship regional venues Middlesbrough Town Hall and Sage Gateshead.
They’ve also had their music featured on a variety of TV shows including Made In Chelsea, The Only Way Is Essex, Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing, Untraditional and MTV’s Catfish, as well as on popular Brazilian soap-opera Avenida Brasil where they were included on the show’s official soundtrack alongside Taylor Swift, Coldplay and Paul McCartney.
Further exposure has come from the likes of BBC Radio 2, the Independent, Record Of The Day, Music Week, Metro and many more. Additionally, their music has appeared on advertisements for trains (Scotrail), cars (Ford) and bicycles (Wiggle).
• Official Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1EFN0xvcniK5lG?si=2R29zaKeS7WcgIeB72tIpw
• Music Business Worldwide: musicbusinessworldwide.com/sentric-and-strictly-confidential-renew-deal-with-joe-hammill-2/
• Music Week: musicweek.com/publishing/read/sentric-music-launches-programme-for-emerging-songwriters/077066