Singer-songwriter-guitarist. Humourist and social activist. Writer of 'Shaddap You Face', 'Hall of Fame', winner of 2005 Best Folk Gospel Song, 'Hill of Death'.


One of Australia's most well-known singer-songwriter-performers, creator of the highest selling single No 1 hit record in Australian music history, a record that has remained unbroken for 28 years. Featured regularly at every major folk and arts festival in Australia, two seasons at the Edinburgh Festival, tours of New Zealand, Canada and the US. Brand new album just released, 'The Wind Cries Mary,' with rave reviews in the Sunday Herald, Australian Guitar and Rolling Stone.

" Dear Joe, Let me, on behalf of the Henry Lawson Festival committee, thank you for your unforgettable appearance at this year's 2005 Festival. It is certainly the best act I have had on the concert bill in four years of organising the event... people in town are still talking about it." Peter Soley, Henry Lawson Festival Committee "
Recent!! ~ 2007 new album reviews: THE WIND CRIES MARY
" Bloody brilliant album! You deserve much greater attention, you really do. Both albums are world class and you're a class act boyo.  Expect to have the new album aired tomorrow!  Just a bloody great album, mate.  Full marks to you. Peter Haddow, 3MDR (97.1fm)
" . . .one hell of a bluesman! Dolce's guitar work is deceptively complex, weaving in and out of lyrical matter that is often a ball of complexity itself . ." XPress
" [The Wind Cries Mary] cements Dolce's reputation as one of the country's premier songwriters. His lyrical compositions are delightful to listen to, the words fit together like a perfect puzzle and while their contrast to the music and their rhythmic sense is appealing, it is also the stories behind the songs that are beautiful. . ." Eva Roberts, Rhythms Roots Mazagine
"ARTISTS can illustrate an idea, or illuminate it.. . . the gently faithful Wind Cries Mary works, because by sharing verses with Lin Van Hek, attention is turned back to Jimi Hendrix's most undervalued words. The cheeky changes to McCartney's For No One uncover the real song lost in 1966 . . .. . .and beyond worthy reworkings of some traditional folksongs are bold strokes of invention, like the daring Gift (from One Iraqi Child) . . ." Pete Best, The Melbourne Sunday Herald

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