UNKLE is the brain child of James Lavelle founder of the Mo' Wax record label. An expansive collaborative project. Joel began working with UNKLE in the early 2000's as a singer and songwriter on the album Never, Never Land. Over the following decade his association grew as he continued to contribute songs and productions to their albums. When UNKLE went on the road Joel was a full time member of the live set up as a singer and guitarist.