Joy Joseph began as a live percussionist in the London club scene, but has since then carved out a reputation as a groundbreaking drummer, composer and songwriter. She is one fourth of Dark Pop band, Black Gold Buffalo, which has its roots in the East London’s New Wave movement. Her part in Mr Hudson and The Library, alongside singer-songwriter Mr. Hudson, put her on track for a career touring globally with artists like Kanye West, Amy Winehouse, Groove Armada, Calvin Harris, The Police, Erykah Badu, Mika, Duke Dumont, and New Build.
Most recently Joy has toured extensively with Jessie Ware, and received high praise for her own original Drum-Synth releases, as well as contributed groove-laced drums to her postpunk band Black Gold Buffalo, described recently as “rich in allusion and artistry” by Clash Magazine.
Punctuated by the release of an album, A Tale of Two Cities, the band earned a place on some of most notable tours in music history; Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black Tour and Kanye West’s Glow in the Dark Tour, before it eventually disbanded. Joy’s vocals can be heard on Hudson’s collaborations with Kanye West including Supernova, remixed later by Calvin Harris.
Following this Joy has gone on to work with, among others, acclaimed English singer-songwriter Jessie Ware, Grammy Award nominee Mika, and British electronic band New Build, which consists of Hot Chip members Al Doyle and Felix Martin, as a touring musician and also as a producer, songwriter and solo artist.
A seasoned stage performer, her TV and radio exposure has included MTV, live performances on The Jools Holland Show, at The MOBOs, Itunes Festival, BBC’s The One Show, The Alan Carr Show, The Mercury Sessions, and numerous BBC Radio interviews with hosts including Dermot O’Leary and Jo Whiley.
Joy’s musical foray has now brought her to a space where she is even more ready to articulate her musical prowess as a solo entity. Houseology feels like the perfect place to start this new chapter from a very accomplished musician.