Joel Purkess

Welcome to the personal website of Drummer / Educator Joel Purkess

Joel Purkess is a Canadian born drummer who has lived and toured all over the world. 

Joel started his first band at the age of 14, recorded his first EP at the age 16, studied with former clinic drummers, legendary session drummers and graduated from Grant MacEwan University.

Since then, Joel has toured Canada multiple times, toured and lived in Australia for a number of years and currently lives in the Netherlands in Enschede. Now, Joel is giving drum lessons privately and touring all over Europe. 

SOME OF THE ACTS JOEL HAS PLAYED WITH: 
   
ASH GRUNWALD
Stef Paglia Trio
Harp Mitch and the Blues Castors
Jenn B Blues Band
MASON RACK BAND
The Silver DImes
SEAN WEBSTER BAND
JENIE THAI
BOOGIE PATROL
Jukebox Leigh
PHIL EMMANUEL
POP STANDEN
Smokin Joe Robinson
THE QUADRIO
JESSICA ACKERLY
MINORITY MUSIC
RED ORION

 

Photographer: Marcel Markus

Venue : Nix en Meer