How do you describe a multi-talent like Joey DeMaio?
“Polymath” comes to mind, also often described as a Renaissance man: someone that the dictionary defines as “a person of wide-ranging knowledge or learning”.
To most, De Maio is known as the internationally acclaimed and award-winning virtuoso bass guitarist, founding member, composer, lyricist, engineer, and producer for the world-renowned Rock/Heavy Metal band MANOWAR, who have sold over 30 million records to date, and continue stunning their audiences with sold-out festival and solo performances ranging from 10,000 to 80,000 people a night.
Since their inception, De Maio has successfully steered the career of MANOWAR, who today are more popular than ever, all over the world.
De Maio is also the visionary behind MANOWAR’s stunning artworks, masterfully brought to life by longtime collaborator, iconic fantasy artist Ken Kelly.
Yet that’s not all.
In 2012, De Maio wrote his first song for an action movie (“El Gringo”) and in 2015 he partnered with games developer Hi-Rez Studios, USA, providing music for their online game SMITE, with a reach of over 1,600,000 fans to date.
An accomplished audio engineer, passionately pursuing the “ultimate sound experience”, De Maio was there in the very inception of immersive audio and now owns one of the world’s leading studios licensed for the leading immersive formats, Valhalla Studios New York.
A self-made man and shining example of how to believe in yourself and to successfully pursue your dreams.