“Move over Southside Johnny, here comes West Side Joe! And like his peer, WSJ and his Men of Soul, also trade in an upbeat and euphoric blend of Soul, R&B and Rock ‘n’ Roll. ” - Dave Franklin
“The music video for “Keep on Climbin'” takes place in frontman Joe Schicke’s hometown of Fort Collins. A commentary on the reality of life in middle-class America, the song serves as an homage to a way of life that many can relate to.” - Mariah Hansen
- Loose, funky grooves and smooth vocals. Incendiary guitar playing and lyrics that you can't forget.
- Subdudes's Steve Amedee on drums
- "West Side" Joe has shared stages with James Cotton, Big Joe Turner, Tower of Power, and Charlie Hunter
- Blues, rock, R&B, and funk
- One all-original album: 2021's Keep On Climbin'
- Keep On Climbin' features Cary Morin, Lionel Young, Al Chesis of the Delta Sonics, and Al Gamble of St. Paul & The Broken Bones
- Music similar to The Band, Los Lobos, Mavis Staples, and Tedeschi Trucks Band
- West Side Joe & The Men of Soul are pros at playing festival sets, multi-set club gigs, weddings, and backyard parties and house concerts.
- Available high-energy electric, or low-volume acoustic.
- Horn sections and keyboards available upon request.