At just under 5-feet tall, this Manhattan multi-instrumentalist uses her ukulele Ed, a keyboard, a bass, multiple percussive instruments, and a loop pedal to build vocal/ instrumental arrangements in live performances and also has a comedic genre she performs called, “ukulele rap”. Joy has played over 50 Sofar Sounds shows, has opened for Sheryl Crow, Ava Max, and Social House, and her music was recently used in Season 2 of the television show, "Temptation Island." A recent recipient of the New York Women's Fund Grant, Joy was recognized by PopDust for writing "a canticle of female empowerment" and one of her passions is inspiring women to feel powerful and unburdened by social norms.
Joy gets the crowd laughing alongside her by adding funny one-liners in between verses. “There is a sadness in everything,” she says in regard to her comedy in her music, “but that’s where we should find humor.” Joy is newly represented by G.G. Greg Agency for the college circuit, Steinberg Talent for comedic pursuits, and is managed by Robert Oborne. Joy credits her foundation in Operatic vocal training and jazz performance experience and was a recipient of the Johnny Mercer Fellowship.
Be sweet, be tough,
Remember that you are enough.
A Pineapple Poem
A pineapple takes 2(!) years to grow,
So have patience with you because you’re all you know,
Keep faith in process!
Because It’s all progress.
Just try to go with the flow-
As we work, we bloom from within,
Remember you’re blossoming even when
You can’t see the fruits of your labors.
Keep a thick skin, you,
Always stay sweet.
Make yourself your favorite person to meet.
Trademark by Evangeline Joy - May 2018