Joseph Reid started playing pan with the Pleasantville Kalomo Kings from 1980-1985. In 1986, he joined Fonclaire Steel Orchestra. In mid 1994, he was appointed Vice Captain and then Captain in November of the same year, until present date.
In 2001, he was employed by the National Housing Authority (NHA), now Housing Development Corporation (HDC), as a laborer and was promoted over the years. He now holds the position as one of two Quantity Surveyor Technicians (QST) at the Corporation.