William Joseph Biography
William Joseph is a Phoenix, Arizona native and recording artist. Born in 1980, he loved music as a child. By age 8, he had won a full music scholarship provided by the Boys Club of America, enabling him to study piano with famed Russian pianist Stella Saperstein. By age 17, he had written the theme song for his hometown hockey team, The Phoenix Coyotes, as well as a special anthem called "Seeds of Hope", intended to help draw attention to the victims of the Kosovo refugee crisis. In his late teens he left the musical field, only to return later and release 2 independent albums, complete with a large concert schedule.
In 2003, Joseph performed at a charity event in his hometown and bumped into David Foster, who he played for. Foster was impressed, and they began collaborating, eventually writing several songs together that would appear on 2004's "Within", Joseph's major-label debut. By this time, Joseph was signed under Foster's 143 Records, a sub-label of Reprise Records and Warner Brothers Records.
In August and September of 2004, Joseph opened for Josh Groban's "Closer Tour", covering 12 cities in the US and Canada, giving 16 concerts. During November & December of 2005, Joseph was the opening act for Clay Aiken's "Joyful Noise" tour, which covered 36 cities in the US and Canada, giving 40 concerts.