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'I want my songs to be heard. It's just a question of how to do that' - Joe Chester

With 25 years of music-making behind him, but an undeservedly low profile, Joe Chester reveals why he is not convinced that online shows will help audiences connect with his latest album

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All-rounder: Joe Chester has made a name for himself as a producer. Photo by Julie Bienvenu

All-rounder: Joe Chester has made a name for himself as a producer. Photo by Julie Bienvenu

Singer: Gemma Hayes is one of the acts Chester has produced

Singer: Gemma Hayes is one of the acts Chester has produced

Alt-folk: Anton Hegarty, Joe Chester, Brian Brannigan and 
Julie Bienvenu as A Lazarus Soul

Alt-folk: Anton Hegarty, Joe Chester, Brian Brannigan and Julie Bienvenu as A Lazarus Soul

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All-rounder: Joe Chester has made a name for himself as a producer. Photo by Julie Bienvenu

Newspaper articles have long proved to be inspirational for scores of musicians. The Beatles' 'A Day in the Life' was written after John Lennon perused the paper on a January day in 1967 and came across an article about the aristocratic Irish playboy Tara Browne, who was killed in a London car crash.

The Human League's 'Don't You Want Me' was inspired by a feature in a women's magazine that Phil Oakey had happened upon, while AC/DC's 'Jailbreak' was inspired by a newspaper story Bon Scott read about the notorious Australian criminal Mark 'Chopper' Read.

And it was an article that inspired Joe Chester to pen a new song 'The Heart of Saint Laurence O'Toole' - a standout track on his impressive, just-released album Jupiter's Wife.