Joe Ballance, was born and raised in Co. Down, Northern Ireland, where his passion for music was first ignited. From an early age, he discovered the power of music to unite people and to enable them to feel a sense of freedom. Joe’s infectious drumming & DJ sets soon made him a regular fixture of Ireland’s music scene, playing a whole host of renowned venues in Belfast, Dublin and across the country. In 2001, Joe made the move to America, basing himself in NYC. Since then, Joe has become firmly established in New York’s vibrant music scene, playing at some of Manhattan’s most well-known bars and clubs.

Joe has also played across the United States, from Miami to San Francisco as well as playing internationally in Europe and Asia.

Equally at home playing at acclaimed festivals - such as California’s “Burning Man” - or playing at private parties, Joe continues to keep true to the spirit that first inspired him: Bringing people together and letting them lose themselves in the music.

Service Category: Entertainment Organizer

Year first hired: 2000 (hired more than once)

Top Qualities: Personable, Expert, On Time.