Artist of the Day: Joe Garvey on “What Your Time Is Worth” & Inspirations (Exclusive Interview)

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Joe Garvey is a fantastically talented singer-songwriter hailing from London! We got a chance to hear his debut song “What Your Time Is Worth.”  This is a song that combines pop and funk in a unique way bringing a fresh sound to the music scene. The song is both feel-good in it’s groove and empowering in it’s lyrics. The most impressive part of this song is the Joe’s vocal range and the funky guitar playing. The songwriting is 10/10 – Joe has created an excellent sing-a-long song. We we’re lucky enough to ask Joe some questions about his art and we think you’ll really gain some insight from his answers…

RTP: When did you start writing music and how old are you now?

JG: I started writing music at age 18 and I’m 29 now.

RTP: How long did it take you to write “What Your Time Is Worth” and what is the song about?

JG: It took about 2 hours. The song is about making the most of your time – it’s about realising how valuable it is, and that we all have very little of it. I got the idea when talking to a friend who used the phrase ‘what your time is worth’ in reference to a job they were doing, and it struck me as a great title – i then just extrapolated on the idea. The verses talk about working in crap jobs/staying in bad relationships/complaining that things aren’t going your way – these are all things I’ve done, and when i look back i realise that there’s just no time to do those things.

RTP: What’s your favorite thing about this song?

JG: My favourite thing is the positivity. My new EP is not all this cheerful, and i usually find it harder to write about happier subjects and more generalised ones like this – my songwriting is usually more confessional.

RTP: That makes sense! Who are your biggest musical inspirations?

JG: My inspirations are Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Nile Rodgers and Radiohead.

RTP: We can definitely hear the Michael Jackson influence in your music. We also hear some Justin Timberlake. What are your goals as a musician?

JG: My goal is to make music that people can relate to, and that can generate any kind of feeling/emotion. Doing that and seeing it pay off live is the ultimate reward.

The full EP titled “Cold” will come out later this year.

Find Joe Garvey on Social Media to keep up with everything he’s got going on!


Written by Ryan Cassata

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