Birth of Joy

Birth of Joy

 Maastricht, Limburg, NLD

Genres: Sixties on Steroids - Rock / Psychedelic / Garage

What started as a tribute to the raw rock from the 60's and 70's became something completely new. Influenced by psychedelica, blues, stoner and steamin' rock and roll Birth of Joy was born! With minimal strength they accomplish a BIG sound.


Influenced by psychedelica, blues and steaming rock&roll this trio takes you back to the good old times of MC5, The Doors and even Pink Floyd. At the same time they introduce a modern twist with references to QOTSA and Nirvana and hence create their own sound! With a drumplayer that could be Keith Moon's son, an organist that harasses his instrument to death and a singer/guitarist that seems to be the power version of Jim Morrison, this band is bound to catapult psychedelic sixties rock&roll back into our modern times with an energy you cant resist!

- more than 350 shows since 2009
- signed by Suburban Records in 2011 directly after their show at Zwarte Cross Festival
- sold-out show at Eurosonic 2012
- album release 'Life in Babalou' by Suburban on March 2, 2012
- Psycho Disco tour together with De Staat from April June 2012 in NL (8 shows)
- Headlining No Big Day Out tour from September December 2012 (21 shows)
- album re-release Make Things Happen by Suburban in November 2012
- sold-out show at Transmusicales de Rennes (FR) on December 7, 2012 voted best band of the festival
- 82 live shows in 2012
- Eurosonic 2013 @ official Openings Night, presented andf broadcasted by WDR Rockpalast
- show at ILMC, London on March 8, 2013 at the official Dutch Impact Party (Dutch Performing Arts)
- headline tour through France of 10 shows in April 2013
- show at The Great Escape, Brighton (UK), 2013
- shows at Greenman, Boomtown Fair, Shambala, Kendal Calling, UK festivals, 2013
- 2 shows at Fusion Festival in Germany, july 2013
- selected by European Union, Herman Brood Academy (NL) and Linnaeus University (SE) to do a Swedish tour from June 5 - 19
- single 'Make Things Happen' on heavy rotation at Couleur3 in Switserland since January 14th, 2013
- album 'Make Things Happen' is album of the month at 'Rockspotting' at Couleur3, Switserland


2013 The Sound of Birth of Joy (CD/LP, Modulor/Grand Palais)
2012 Make Things Happen (CD, re-release, Suburban Records)
2012 No Big Day Out (single, Suburban Records)
2012 Devil’s Paradise (single, Suburban Records)
2012 Life in Babalou (CD/LP, Suburban Records)
2011 Make Things Happen (single EP, Suburban Records)
2010 Make Things Happen (CD, Birth of Joy)