JoyCo plays fun music you can dance to. This four-piece, feel-good live band plays the best hits in pop, dance, club, rock, funk and soul. JoyCo (as in joy company — but don’t call them that!) is all about creating good times — especially for those who need a chance to let loose and party.
JoyCo mainly performs throughout southern New England at clubs and for weddings, as well as other celebrations (anniversaries, etc). In addition to putting on a killer dance club show, JoyCo offers à-la-carte entertainment services, such as DJing, cocktail jazz, and solo guitar & voice for dinner music.
Voice, Tenor Saxophone
In the fifth grade, Brian’s brother came home to deliver the following message from their band director, “if you already play well without practice, imagine if you practiced a little each day.” Well… Brian practiced his way to quite a music career. As a singer, saxophonist, and DJ, he headlines music festivals, film festivals, movie premiers, formal functions, and famous rock clubs across the US. Brian’s audience has included Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, John Kerry, Rusted Root, Howie Day, Jack Nicholson, and Spike Lee.
Outside the music scene, Brian spends time with his amazing family and friends. His favorite vacation each year is a week stay at Sebago Lake, Maine, with his niece and nephew (Hi Cheyanne and J.T.!!!).
Growing up in a musical household, Hugh Allen absorbed any and all music styles he was exposed to. That foundation transferred into an eclectic music career as a multi-instrumentalist working in jazz, hip hop, and folk groups. As a bass player, Hugh’s focus on the groove and the low end keeps people on the dance floor, while his melodic solos keep audiences wanting more.
Hugh has performed all over the East coast as a high-energy leader of multiple ensembles, headlining and supporting many national acts. He currently lives in Upton Massachusetts and loves skiing in the winter, partying in the summer, and spending time with his beautiful wife and daughter.
David sings and plays the guitar all over New England.
(More bio to come.)
Drums, Cymbals, Percussion
At around age 10, Ray first learned drumming by subjecting his parents to the rhythms of nursery rhymes performed on nothing but a snare drum, demanding that they name that tune (they couldn’t). The ensuing years included various endeavors: heavy metal bands, progressive rock trios, traditional jazz combos, big bands, drum corps, orchestral percussion, and non-western hand drumming.
A web designer/developer by day, Ray lives with his wonderful wife and their two very busy toddlers in Manchester, Connecticut.