Joy Joseph is a percussionist/drummer and singer/songwriter.
She made her name as an in demand live percussionist on the London club scene, working with a diverse range of DJs including Fat Tony, DJ Disciple, Danny Rampling, Boy George, Booker T, Rap Saunders, and Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson, lending her considerable energy and charisma as well as her musical skills to countless club nights, festivals and parties.
In recent years Joy has added to her reputation making a name for herself as a vocalist, working with many groups but most notably alongside Mr Hudson and the Library (appearing at number 2 on the UK chart).
So far, my highlights have been working with industry names such as : Kanye West, Amy Winehouse, Groove Armada, Calvin Harris, The Police, Erika Badu, Mika, Kyla la Grange, Duke Dumont, Rae Morris New Build( Idris Elba(Mi Mandela) and many more. She has toured countless festivals, which have included Glastonbury, V Festival, SXSW, the iTunes Festival, T in The Park, and Lovebox, to name but a few. Joyhas also had lots of exposure on TV and radio, appearing numerous times on BBC Radio (with Zane Lowe, Jo Whiley, Jools Holland, Ras Kwame, & Dermot O’Leary), and performing on MTV, live at the MOBO’s, the Alan Carr Show, The Mercury Sessions, and so much more.
In the last Two years, as well as touring with other artists Joy began work on the audio and visual concept ‘Who am I ‘: a blend of Afro Caribbean and 80’s inspired electronic music. In December 2015, teaming up with New York based street photographer ‘Shakaa’ she released the short film ‘Lost In New York’ to accompany the single ‘Lose My Mind’.
Currently working on the dance piece O.T (Incipient Futures) by choreographer Ian Kaler, music composed by Jam Rostron aka PlanningToRock.
(Incipient Futures) is an energetic and intimate exploration of how music, dance and movement form, alter and play with (temporal) unions, bonds and alliances, how we're being moved as a community and asks the question where we're heading towards as individuals and together.
Incipient Futures premiered in Vienna (TQW) and in Berlin (HAU) in 2016. 2017 sees Incipient Futures move on to London and Helsinki - with other major cities around the world to be confirmed.