Joseph Balfe

Joseph has won numerous instrumental & overall awards in both NZ & Australia since first competing in 2013, including Overall Intermediate at the NZ Gold Guitar Awards, Overall at the CCMA’s in Tamworth AUS, runner-up Aristocrat Entertainer of the Year (AUS).

Joseph Balfe, a 17yr old self-taught fingerstyle guitarist from Oamaru.

Joseph began playing the guitar around the age of 9 & quickly set about learning fingerstyle after discovering some well known players online.

Joseph has won numerous instrumental & overall awards in both NZ & Australia since first competing in 2013, including Overall Intermediate at the NZ Gold Guitar Awards, Overall at the CCMA’s in Tamworth AUS, runner-up Aristocrat Entertainer of the Year (AUS).

During the past few years Joseph has been a guest artist at many folk & country music festivals throughout NZ. With a growing fan base on social media. he is also gaining recognition from his peers worldwide, such as Michael Fix , Adam Rafferty & Tommy Emmanuel who have all been very supportive. Joseph recently had the honor of performing with Tommy during his NZ tour in 2015.

He has also started to gain attention from leading manufacturers in the music business and is currently endorsing Cleartone Strings & QSC Audio.

Joseph is now studying for a music degree at the University of Otago where he hopes to further his knowledge to become a versatile & world class musician.

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