Joel toured Japan and Europe with the Choir of Ormond College in 1995 and 1997. He has sung in the male a cappella group Pablo, which toured Germany and Italy in 2003, and which appeared on the first incarnation of The X-Factor in 2005. More recently, Pablo reformed to sing (with great success) at the Maldon Folk Festival in 2010.
He also sings regularly with Vaughan McAlley's small group Angeli, which sings secular music from the sixteenth century. He runs his own business teaching people how to use their Apple computers. Joel is a passionate brass player and his ambition is to play Flight of the Bumblebee in Carnegie Hall on his tuba.
Performing as Pablo
An a cappella male sextet, Pablo's diverse membership includes a composer, a lawyer and a Latin scholar; all are ex-Ormond College Choir members. This diversity carries into their musical repertoire that effortlessly moves from Mediaeval motets to spirituals to Billy Joel.
Pablo's debut album showcases the folk, pop and soul side of the group, and is the culmination of years of occasional blood, sweat and tears by a sextet of musicians who happen to love to sing in harmony. From folksong to The Beatles, this is a cappella male singing at its best.
Joel Gladman also appears on
Elizabeth Anderson and friends put a new twist into Christmas carols and CDs: eight Christmas tracks neatly packaged as a Christmas card with a vibrant front cover and room for a personal inscription.