Joe Chester: The escape artist

Singer-songwriter Chester may be one of Ireland’s best kept musical secrets, but he’s happy for it to stay that way

26th March, 2017
Joe Chester: ‘The more successful an artist becomes, the more risk-averse they become’ Pic: Julie Bienvenu

In one way or another, Joe Chester’s new album is about leave-taking. It’s about leaving Ireland to live abroad. It’s about leaving singlehood to marry his Corsica-born fiancée Julie. And it’s about leaving behind the innocence of his youth to forge a new maturity in his songwriting.

When Chester picks up the phone to The Sunday Business Post, he’s happily sequestered in his apartment in...

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