Sitting at an early age at the feet of his Great-Grandma Presley watching her play the guitar may have struck the first chords with musician Joey Atchinson, but growing up singing in church and performing in school choirs further fueled his interest and love of music.
For as long as he can remember, Joey has been composing and singing, way back to a song about his kindergarten teacher to humming tunes on the school playground The passion continues today as he hones his guitar skills, sings and writes music full time.
His songs are catchy tunes that grab listeners right off and he writes with a depth beyond his years. Joey says, "My favorite thing about music is it's power to move people, whether physically and emotionally”.
A former Michigan Idol winner, based in part on the original tunes he performed during competition, he captivated his audience and the judges alike. Says Michigan Idol judge, Diane Szczepanski, "There was something about Joey that immediately perked my interest. His songs were thoughtful, well written and complimented his singing style and vocals perfectly."
Influenced from a variety of music genres from the likes of Elvis to Maroon Five. Joey’s songs maintain their own originality and uniqueness . He performs in a variety of venues and has been spending time in the studio recording tracks over the last several months.
Songs are available on ITunes and check out his Facebook page at Joey Atchinson Music to keep informed of what he'll be doing next.