Joel is a veteran of the Australian rock scene, as a teenager playing in Melbourne's raw and illustrious "God" whose single "My Pal" became a veritable rock anthem. God also was the teenage launch pad of Tim Hemmensley (Powdermonkeys). For many years Joel has fronted Hoss. His stage presence while performing has been known to be rather comedic, at times hilarious. He also appeared on various of Warwick Brown's The Sunset Strip recordings.