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Eileen Joyce


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"Satisfaction guaranteed"

“Satisfaction guaranteed isn’t just one of the names of the tracks off Eileen Joyce’s Out of the Blue it can be used to describe her live performances and the CD itself. “- Charlie A’ Court, - Truro Daily News

"Makes it look so easy"

“Joyce makes it all look so easy. She has a voice that makes you want to sit up and listen and she sings from the heart. “ - Atlantic Gig, 1997

"One of the big voices"

“Eileen Joyce is one of the big voices of the east coast." - Sandy MacDonald - Daily News

"Eileen Joyce"

"Take the wide range,flexible vocal capabilities of Ella Fitzgerald: Add to that Dinah Washington's vocal style that was at home in all kinds of music, be it R&B, Jazz, Blues or POP Put in some of Rosemary Clooneys's excellent lyric interpretations: Throw in lots of Sarah Vaughn's sassiness: Now place on all of this Dinah Shore's glowing smile and you've just created Miss Eileen Joyce."

To read the rest of this review go to mary4music.com - Peter"Blewzzman"Lauro March 2005


Blvd of Broken Dreams (EP), 1991
Out of the Blue, 1995
No More Blue Tears, 2003
Bluesman, Oct. 2006
Single All I Need for Christmas 2009
Video Every shade of Blue 2010



Nova Scotia’s Lady of the Blues, Eileen Joyce

Born in Dartmouth Nova Scotia she has taken her music around the world via the internet and radio shows in the US , Germany, Britain , Yugoslavia, Belgium, France and the UK .
Eileen was born into musical family and was exposed to many different types of jazz, blues, classical, and Broadway musicals in her childhood . The Rand B of the sixties and seventies certainly have left their stamp in Eileen’s life, also.

Eileen’s song writing has many sides such as the sassy, playful lyrics in Why do you Look So Good , Too Hot to Handle, No More Blue Tears , and then the dynamic storytelling of Bluesman, Sweet Fool and Back to the Blues.
Performing live is Eileen’s passion and when she takes to the stage her audience is immediately captured with her down to earth, yet energetic and sophisticated jazz and blues / Rand B style wow’s them everytime!
Eileen has worked with many of the great local blues men such as the internationally acclaimed Dutch Mason . One of the most memorable was to sing ”Bluesman” at the award ceremony for Dutch Mason ‘s induction into the Order of Canada, at the Lt. Governors House in Halifax. a bittersweet fact is that Dutchie's last recording was the duet he sang with Eileen on the Bluesman cd.

Eileen has grown and gained expertise from the training and coaching with the renowned jazz singer and educator Jeri Brown . Who she has now shared the stage with many times .
Eileen Joyce has experience of many facets of the music industry, particularly in her dedicated promotion of the Atlantic Canadian Blues and other artists. She was founder and president of Blues East from 1995-98 which produced two well loved Blues festivals . Although Blues East is no longer active, Eileen co-founded the East Coast Blues Society in 2002 which shares the vision of the original group with the organizational power of an experienced board.

Eileen is proud to be a member and soloist with the acclaimed group THE NOVA SCOTIA MASS CHOIR in the 90's, touring nationally and internationally . The choir experience is an enriching and rewarding one with the release of two CD’s. “Never Failed Me Yet” won an ECMA for BEST GOSPEL BLUES ARTISTS in 1996. Eileen Joyce featured as a soloist in the two seasons of CBC TV’s HALLELUJAH, with its 26 episodes still playing in syndication on Vision TV. The choir has performed with The Holmes Brothers, Mavis Staples, Lennie Gallant, Martha Reeves and many more.
Eileen has been the producer and artistic director of her own annual show LADIES IN BLUE for the from 1998 to 2011. The Ladies have now released a compilation CD in 2009 at the 10th Anniversary Celebration .
As an Early Childhood Educator, Eileen’s love of children has always contributed to her lifelong passion for developing and teaching music and drama classes for young children. She enjoys creating original compositions, including an interactive musical play for school aged children “Ugga and the Music”. She is also working on her first children’s cd to accompany some of her childrens’ books.

Eileen is ready to put out a new Cd in 2012 with her band and some great guests this will be a tapestry of originals and a few favorite classics . Watch for it !!
Eileen is also a member in good standing with the following agencies
Songwriters Association of NS
Music Nova Scotia
East Coast Blues Lifetime Honorary Member

Eileen’s Music can be found

Short Bio

Nova Scotia’s Lady of the Blues, Eileen Joyce is a powerful compelling vocalist who can belt out funky blues songs and also pours the sweetest sultry tones into jazz ballads and swinging dance tunes. Her song writing crosses the boundaries of blues, popular jazz and R&B with stories and sassy lyrics. Eileen sings with soul that can be felt as far and wide as her voice can go, from around the room to around the globe! Eileen Joyce’s live performance will energize, soothe, entertain and captivate the audience.

Eileen’s CD’s

Blueman, a tribute
The newest project Bluesman a tribute was brought on by the sad death of one of Nova Scotia’s favourite blues men Rick Jeffery, singer and songwriter guitarist and best known for his many years in Dutch Mason’s band. Eileen wrote a song Bluesman,inspired by the life of the bluesmen she knew and , the cd was a labour of love . Eileen invited friends Joe Murphy, Dutch Mason , John Campbelljohn and George Antoniak and Charlie A’court to sing and play a duets with her on her tribute to the NS bluesman. Bill Harvey also recorded his song Chocolate Blues for the cd. The cd is rounded out with wonderful songs that Eileen and Bill composed such as Every Shade of Blue an R&B soon to be classic and Why