JOEY SYKES is an American songwriter, producer, singer, multi-instrumentalist. His diversity, as well as his accomplishments,
are very impressive. His first big break, came as guitarist/co-writer of a band called Coward (Elektra records).
The album was produced by the late, great Jerry Finn (Green Day, Blink 182, Butch Walker etc.). It was during this time, that he learned a lot about making hit records, while
recording at such legendary studios as Conway, Bearsville, Sear Sound, RPM, Sound City, and many others.
Sykes is also a session guitarist and is hired to sing background vocals on various albums. After that, Joey was guitarist for Meredith Brooks (I'm a Bitch"). While in Meredith Brooks, he got to fulfill many bucket list type goals, like playing Madison
Square Garden, The Staples Center (opening up for The Eurythmics), Jay Leno (twice), Queen Latifah show, Top of the
Pops, Ryman Auditorium and many more. Joey also played guitar for Capitol records Tommy Henriksen ,
EPIC records ON (Ken Andrews), and some others.
During all this time , Joey was (and is) bulking up his song catalog, and placing songs with an assortment of artists (full list of song placements on joeysykes.com
), and on such TV shows as Nashville, Ghost Whisperer, What About Brian, Everwood, The Hills, Laguna
and many more. His song "Human, Being Human"
was featured in the film Daddy Day Camp
Gooding Jr.), and more recently his song "Green Paper Burns"
is in the movie The Purge (Election
Sykes was also in the movie Across the Universe
, playing the guitarist, on the rooftop, during the finale scene. In 2013, he began writing songs for legendary classic rock
band, The Babys
and shortly after accepted an offer to be their second guitarist. All of these accomplishments and and previous bands has led
him to being a founding member of Honey River
. Joey's love for harmonies, melodies, and great songs shine very bright through the sound of Honey River
, born and raised in New York, currently lives in Los Angeles, and spends a lot of time in Nashville. In Nashville, he
writes with many of Country music’s elite writers- collaborator list is on his website.
has been staff writer for Warner Chappel
, but now controls nearly all of
his titles. He continues to write and produce music, in just about every genre (pop, rock, country, R n B, Urban, Electro-hop, reggae etc.). His website is www.joeysykes.com.