Joe Stopka is a studio musician/songwriter/producer from the Chicago area. Joe is playing with a great local group called Transformation that plays places like Austin's - The Fuel Room, The Roundhouse and other famous local digs. Joe plays many music styles but really loves Rock, Jazz and Blues.
Joe spent several years in the beginning of his music career in the Los Angeles music scene playing clubs throughout the South Bay beach area and some very famous Hollywood digs. While living in L.A. Joe had the unique experience of working at the world famous “Record Plant Recording Studios” (www.therecordplant.com). It was at the Record Plant where Joe learned quite a bit about audio recording and producing from some of the top dignitaries of the industry.
Joe is equally accomplished at electric and acoustic guitars and plays virtually all parts (rhythm and lead guitars) including bass guitar, keys and most percussion on his recordings. Joe is also an accomplished vocalist.
Joe can be heard with the band "Transformation" throughout the Chicagoland area. Check out Joe at http://www.reverbnation.com/joestopka where you can find out about future gigs. Also check out the band at myspace.com/transformationtheband.
Joe is also experienced behind the mixing console as a sound engineer and music producer and owns Stopka Studios.
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