Initially a fan in the crowd, Karen caught Joey’s eye at a Toronto-area gig and instantly knew he was ‘the one.’ Over the course of dating, marriage, and having their daughter, the pair had long dreamt of living life at a more tropical pace, specifically in the Dominican Republic, having explored the island on rusty, rented motorcycles during multiple vacations.
Their life-changing move to a small, coastal town in the D.R., best known for its kite-surfing (their favorite sport), had a profound effect on the whole family. “It really expanded our world view,” Karen recalls. This new perspective ignited Joey’s creative inspiration and his songwriting flourished.
With such free and musical spirits at the helm, it was predestined that Samantha would catch the musical bug; at age eight, she started an all-girl rock band, Crush, and frequently opened for Joey’s band across island gigs. She started playing bass and writing her own material in her pre-teens, with her skills expanding to co-writing status alongside her dad, including “Carnivore”, and previous releases such as “Bullets & Dust” and “You Hit Me Like A Drug.”
“We hope you enjoy the music – ROCK ON!” Joey, Karen & Samantha
“…most of all, I was inspired by the rock band @stilleighteen This group is one family: father, mother and daughter. They have such energy and are classy. My friend after their concert led me to them to introduce and they were also incredibly nice, in general it’s super-when the family is like that! Makes a common cause, breathes in one direction” Stacey Suldina
“hi guys! i saw you at hard rock in punta cana (the guy that take a photo with you) .. i’m a bit shy and not speak english very well .. i only want to tell you that you are really great, i love your songs and the fact that you are a family, really like that .. and all of you looks like very good persons .. i wish the best for you and from now i will follow you closer. (sorry for my English”) Facundo Martin
“New Years eve parties seldom live up to their expectations. Most expensive resorts in Muskoka, Banff and even Vegas Blahh! Last Night we had such a great time and wanted to thank you. We will follow your events and get out to see you more often.” Paul T
“That was a hell of a show in hard rock cafe Santo Domingo, I am a fan now!” Juan Alejandro Mejia
“… only decent cover I have ever heard of Bowie, Moonage Daydream. Absolutely excellent. 👍🏼” Fredi Threlfall