Joseph Purdue is an up and coming composer and lyricist from the United Kingdom. He has written music and lyrics for three original musicals, 'Legends Of Arahma', 'Catfish' and 'Unfolding Tales'. His works have been performed multiple times in London and have featured the likes of Jodie Steele, Liam Doyle and soon Kerry Ellis. Joseph has also worked as a freelance arranger and audio producer. Most recently, he wrote chords, vocal harmonies and created the orchestrations for the new eco-musical 'Treeson', as well as producing the concept album.
Joseph has also composed the music too many short films and hopes to transition into full length features in the future. His passion for film scores has certainly found its way into his stage work, which is most evident in Legends Of Arahma. After completing a first draft of this score, he sent a few samples to Stephen Schwartz, who enjoyed the music and kindly offered to meet with him to give advance on the 'craft' of writing lyrics. It was an invaluable experience for the young composer.
Joseph is currently working as a co-arranger for the exciting new musical, 'For Tonight', for which he is also producing the concept album.