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Overview

  • 12 references 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Japanese, Spanish, Thai
  • 40, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • street performer/musician/cellist/poet
  • graduate berklee college of music
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

spreading love, joy and happiness through music

ABOUT ME

Joey Chang aka CelloJoe is an anomaly in the world of cellists.

Utilizing only his voice, a cello and a loop pedal, he is able to take listeners on a sonic journey around the world and to far away galaxies. Without using any pre-recorded samples, CelloJoe is able to record live on the spot with a looper and produce intricate intergalactic tapestries of harmony, melody, and rhythm as well as mimic many styles of music from dubstep to folk to rock to classical to hip hop by beatboxing, throatsinging, singing, plucking and bowing the cello.

By combining cello with beatboxing, he has created a unique genre: Classical Hip Hop. His looped and layered beatboxing beats (vocal percussion) and funky cello grooves form a rich soundscape for intelligent lyrics. CelloJoe spreads joy, laughter and consciousness raising vibrations everywhere he goes. CelloJoe's eclectic sound also incorporates the style of old time, jug band, blues and kids's music.

CelloJoe is the world's first long distance musical bike touring cellist.
In 2007-2008, he rode with the pleasant revolution, a 5,000 mile bike tour from North San Juan, California to Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico.
In May 2009, he did a 500 mile bike tour through Utah with SHAKE YOUR PEACE!

In August 2009, he rode from Portland, Oregon to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in the Pleasant Revolution Northwest Bicycle Music Festival Tour.

His most recent ride in 2010 was a seven month odyssey through Europe with the Pleasant Revolution Bicycle Music Tour through England, Holland, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, France, and Spain.
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cellojoe.com - classical hiphop & funky folk
mobile: +1 (650) 208.7149
google voice: +1 (415) 390-5592
CDs: cellojoe.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/cellojoe | twitter.com/cellojoe | reverbnation.com/cellojoe

PHILOSOPHY

golden rule

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

i have mostly surfed. thailand, belgium, many places in europe.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

belgium, europe, thailand.

Interests

yoga
music
street poetry
stickers

  • poetry
  • singing
  • festivals
  • yoga
  • traveling
  • music
  • blues
  • cycling

Music, Movies, and Books

tom robbins, documentaries, sustainable building, gardening, etc.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

i've ridden my bike to mexico from northern california..with a cello on the back of it!!! Also five months of traveling through Europe with the pleasant revolution: pleasantrevolution.net

Teach, Learn, Share

music!
yoga.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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