Joe is an expert studio guitarist, bassist and pianist working regular sessions in London, UK. He has professional sight-reading and improvising ability and is adept in many styles including  jazz, classical and contemporary rock/pop. His first professional appearance was in 2010, performing with Miss World, live in Camden. Since then he has gone on to play regularly at Ronnie Scott’s, perform for members of the Royal Family and at the House of Lords. More recently, he has recorded guitar for X-factor winner, James Arthur. Other credits include: European tour with Robohands, countless musical theatre productions, a presenter for the ABRSM, recording guitar in the style of Django Reinhardt for the film, Summerland, and performing on Iranian Daf with world-renowned Behnam and Reza Samani on BBC Iran. Joe is currently a visiting lecturer teaching jazz guitar at City University of London


Session bassist for ‘Chronicles’ by Mista Strange.
Currently performing with Scarlet Pines. “Rapturous solos… guitar work on all three songs from Joseph Perkins is very worth tuning into” –
Jazz Manouche with Coco ‘n’ the Fellas. Performed at Ronnie Scott’s, Turin Jazz Club and toured Italy, Bulgaria, and the UK. Live international television performances and radio play world-wide including BBC Scotland.
Studio and Live guitarist for Amy Hollinrake. Performed at Vortex Jazz Club, Royal Academy of Art, BBC Kent and The Albany. “The west coast guitar solo in the middle, sparse yet perfect” –
Footprints – Joseph Perkins Trio
Performing with the Benoit Viellefon Hot Club in ‘Summerland‘. Jazz music in the style of Django Reinhardt as part of a residency upstairs at Ronnie Scott’s.
Performing with Robohands, including live performances at the Jazz Café (supporting Terence Blanchard), and international festivals including Waking Life 2019 (Portugal)
Animated video for ‘Lydia’, Scarlet Pines. “modern UK jazz, psychedelic rock, instrumental hip-hop and soul”.
Lead Guitarist for Gwaed. “My brain was saying, use a swear word to emphasise how great it is, but fortunately another part stopped me. That kind of thing can’t happen on BBC radio.” – Adam Walton, BBC.