Joe Accaria

Joe Accaria

David Campbell, Drummer Queens, VELVET

Joe Accaria is an award-winning graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music holding an Honours Bachelor of Music and Education. Joe has worked extensively worldwide as a musician, composer, music producer and music director. Artists include Andrea Bocelli, Smokey Robinson, Ronan Keating, Jimmy Barnes, Yothu Yindi, Marcia Hines, Tina Arena, Human Nature, David Campbell and Wendy Matthews.

Music Direction credits include Dein Perrys Tap Dogs (Broadway Entertainment Group), iOTA B-Girl (SOH), The Motown Show (Human Nature), VELVET (Organized Pandemonium), Gypsy (Hayes Theatre Co) Pigalle (Sydney Festival). Joe is also Musical Director for David Campbell (Luckiest Productions) and Marcia Hines Disco Inferno.

Joe also performed in the Helpmann Award winning Smoke & Mirrors with iOTA, directed by Craig Ilott. Joe was a co-recipient of the Helpmann for Best Original Score with iOTA and is the music director and soundtrack producer on the award winning, Velvet. The Original Cast Recording of Velvet was nominated for an ARIA award in 2016.

Joe performed in the World Premiere of Dream Lover with David Campbell and creator of all female stage show, DrummerQueens.

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  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    Playing with Australian artist Jimmy Barnes @ Hanging Rock Australia in a concert supporting Bruce Springsteen in 2014. 50,000 people and playing iconic songs at sunset just made me feel in the moment and performed at my best with a great sound and relaxed approach.
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    Both the music of the world and working with young female drummers here in Australia with Drummer Queens. Empowering young people with the force that they can do it!
  • Why do you choose Vic Firth?

    Vic Firth's range of sticks, mallets and accessories is second to none! So much variety and there's always an answer for a stick or mallet solution. I feel proud carrying the stick bags and holders around. A class act!


David Campbell, Drummer Queens, VELVET