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THE SHORT STORY

Joe Mock was part of the emerging Canadian West Coast folk scene back in the early sixties, and then a member of several groups including the psychedelic band the Mock Duck, the folk groups Pied Pumkin (with Rick Scott and Shari Ulrich) and Pied Pear.  Joe is a Socan Award winner for the songs Fear of Flying and I’m Ready, recorded by Pied Pumkin and also by Shari Ulrich on A&M records. He was awarded a Canada Council Grant in musical composition. He has spent time in Japan, where he wrote and recorded songs for the Kawai language series "Embarkations," as well as English versions of 23 of Japan's top 40 for Daichi Kikaku. Other composition credits include the score for the NFB film 'Potlatch" and also for the JTP video "Canadian Memories'. He performs solo and tours annually with the Pied Pumkin.

THE LONG STORY (link)

 

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PROFESSION : musician, composer, singer songwriter, producer, arranger, English language instructor, narrator

INSTRUMENTS : vocals , guitar, keyboard , bass

FILM : Composer, arranger, musician for "Potlatch" by Tom Shandell for the National Film Board of CanadaVIDEO : Composer, arranger, musician for "Canadian Memories" by Taki (Bluesinger) Sekiguichi for Japan Tourist Publications.

NATIONAL RADIO SPECIALS : Morningside, Touch the Earth, The Great Canadian Gold Rush, Doctor Bondolo

TV SPECIAL PERFORMANCES : The Canadian Express, The Vancouver Show, Nice Show Like You, Cafe Hibou, Troopers

ROCK CONCERTS : Aldergrove Rock Festival, Strawberry Mountain

FOLK FESTIVALS : Vancouver, Whitehorse, Faro, Yellowknife, Castlegar, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa, London, Sudbury, Owen Sound, Kerville Texas

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES :

The World Fair 1985, Knoxville, Tennessee with Pied Pear

EXPO 1986, Vancouver with The ExtraOrdinary Clown Band, The Tiger Band, and Tom See for BCTV.

Sun Family Pops with the Vancouver Symphony conducted by David Anram .

- in Japan, wrote and recorded songs for the Kawai language series "Embarkations"

- wrote lyrics and recorded English versions of 23 of Japan's top 40 for Daichi Kikaku.

EDUCATIONAL : B.A. from Gonzaga U majoring in Philosophy and English Literature.
Guitar Instructor - David Thompson University and the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop.

English Instructor - Sanno Junior College, Jiogaoka, Japan.

AWARDS : Socan: songwriter award for "Fear of Flyiing", "I'm Ready"
Canada Council: Grant for music composition.

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