Joy started her career as a live percussionist on the London club scene, but has since carved out a reputation as a groundbreaking drummer, composer and songwriter. She is one fourth of Black Gold Buffalo, a Dark Pop band that has its roots in the East London 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.
During the heyday of London’s club circuit Joy’s charismatic percussion was THE signifier of any great party, festival or club night, whether adding groove to DJs Fat Ton