Joey Contreras, a musical pop songwriter from Northern California and self-proclaimed “pop geek”, has quickly captured the attention of music lovers of all ages, with his unique, emotional and infectious tunes. Within months of moving to New York in 2010, Joey received the ASCAP Foundation Max Dreyfus Scholarship recognizing his promising career while attending the Tisch School of the Arts’ Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU. The release of his first album Love Me, Love Me Not: The Music of Joey Contreras featured an all-star lineup of Broadway talent and has gone on to enjoy international success throughout the US, Australia, London, South Korea, Germany and Japan. His second and most recent album, Young Kind of Love debuted immediately in the iTunes Pop Charts.
Hailed as one of Playbill’s “Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know,” Joey’s musicals include “All The Kids Are Doing It”, written with Kate Thomas, which received a workshop production at The Provincetown Playhouse with NYU Steinhardt; and “A Year in Jackson”, written with Laura Kleinbaum, developed at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He recently contributed music and lyrics to the Disney Junior series, "Lights, Camera Lexi!" for the animated short "Kiwi's First Flight." His music is also regularly heard in popular New York concert venues such as 54 Below, Rockwood Music Hall, and Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre.