“I just can’t sing if I don’t have sunshine in my soul” - Em Joy
Behind the feel good vibes and cute voice, Em Joy’s music is a deep reflection of her colourful and sometimes chaotic life, having been in exile from Zimbabwe as a child, this joyful soul has seen the world through many different perspectives and has come out the other side with an important message for all of us.
Em Joy sounds like a mix between Colbie Caillat, Missy Higgins and Passenger with a dash of quirky Norah Jones along with some lighthearted but thoughtful musings similar to Jack Johnson. The music ranges from leaving you feeling happy and lighthearted to contemplating the deeper questions of life and love. It’s altogether ‘human’ - earnest, honest, vulnerable and true.
Em Joy has shared the stage supporting many acts such as The Waifs, Matt McHugh and has been lucky enough to work with other artists such as Billy Otto and written and recorded music for Sony EMI. Her music has been featured in many advertisements and she has also had her voice featured on various TV shows including The Mustangs now showing in Australia.
“The Wanderings” is Em Joy’s latest 8 track album recorded in Perth, Western Australia at O2 studios at the culmination of her year travelling Australia in a custom made van. The album deals with many aspects of love, life and the wild dynamics of travel.
Em Joy was born in Zimbabwe, Africa. She grew up on a farm, riding elephants and learning about the wild African wilderness from a young age. Em Joy was known for whistling happy tunes from a young age her family often joked that her constant whistling might be due to her eating bird seed. She grew up listening to classical music and only when the family was forced to leave their farm due to political issues in Zimbabwe did she start listening to more contemporary music. Her musical career really started when she met a producer from Australia, Billy Otto, who heard her songs and suggested she should record them. Soon after her music was featured in TV advertisements around Australia.