Joel Plaskett is a Canadian rock musician, born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has been a prominent figure in the Canadian indie rock scene of the 1990s and 2000s.
In 1992, Joel created alternative rock band Thrush Hermit with Rob Benvie (vocals, guitar), Ian McGettigan? (vocals, bass), and Michael Catano (drums). Joel was the lead singer and guitarist for the Halifax based band as well as the band's primary songwriter, until their breakup in late 1999.
After the breakup of Thrush Hermit, Plaskett embarked on a solo career. His first release, In Need of Medical Attention, consisted of left-over songs that were written near the end of his days in Thrush Hermit. It was successful, but not until the release of 2001's Down at the Kyhber with a new backing band, The Emergency, did Plaskett get the critical attention he had received while in his former band. The Emergency consisted of Plaskett, drummer Dave Marsh and bass player Tim Brennan, though special friend Ian McGettigen? can often be seen playing bass...
|country||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada|
|music genre||Indie (music)|
|current members|| Joel Plaskett|
Dave Marsh (musician)