Joel Shadbolt grew up in Tauranga and quickly gained a reputation as a stand out guitarist on the local scene, playing in both original and covers bands. He was briefly a member of Batucada Sound Machine before receiving an invite from Laughton Kora which lead to the formation of L.A.B. L.A.B. have been touring extensively over the last couple of years and have just released their second album. On this episode Joel talks in depth about his musical heroes, how his career got started, working with the Kora boys and how L.A.B. works behind the scenes. He's a great guy and this was a great chat. Get on it!