Joe began playing music as a child. Starting with classic rock and punk, he later found inspiration in jazz, blues and hip hop. Joe honed his style playing in local bands like Such Is Life and Flashback. He and Dave met as roommates at The College of New Jersey in 2016 with Joe joining Water Street in 2019, rounding out the rhythm section with Connor. Since then, he has performed shows and recorded music with the band.
Connor is a local drummer who has been drumming for 13 years, 7 with Water Street. He taught himself to drum by playing Rock Band and picking up pens and tapping along to The Strokes’ “Reptilia”. Connor married his high school sweetheart, whom he enjoys traveling with when he’s not drumming, or playing with his floppy-eared basset hound Penny Lane.
Mike Stark is a guitarist in northern New Jersey who was raised on a healthy dose of Rush and Boston. He's been playing guitar for longer than he hasn't been playing it and is active in worship leading at his Church. Mike's philosophy is to not take names and shred people's faces off with merciless riffage of the fretboard. He also likes flowers. When he's not playing guitar, he is on the quest for the most delicious cheeseburger ever made and the jury is still very much out for him on that matter.
When he was 10, Dave Paulson saw Jack Black in the comedy film School of Rock, and the rest is history. Ever since, he's been sporting a lefty acoustic guitar and singing while his roommates are probably trying to sleep. In 2011, Dave began performing publicly in coffeehouses, farmer's markets, and cramped restaurant corners, which led to forming Water Street in 2014 as the band's singer/songwriter. His songwriting is heavily rooted in acoustic pop artists like John Mayer, Jason Mraz, and Ed Sheeran. More recently, Dave has enjoyed writing music for Water Street that is inspired by great indie pop bands; The Head and The Heart, Valley, Bleachers, and The Aces, to name a few. Outside of the band, Dave is a local music teacher, Giants fan, and an audio technology geek.