Joy Walshe

Joy Walshe

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

"CHIC POP" piano ballads of unforgettable melodies, hauntingly poetic lyrics and Summer inspired guitar (Alex Jones-Donelly, BBC Radio 1's Head of Music). Joy has been described in the music industry as "KATE BUSH FOR THE NOUGHTIES".

Biography

Joy is a British born and bred singer-songwriter with true star appeal.

Muisc has always been Joy's first love and after discovering she could play Rachmaninov by ear, Joy was soon composing, penning her first song at 11.

At 18, tours with highly regarded choirs on the Eastern coasts of Canada and USA ensued, including appearances on US television & radio. At University Joy began recording as a vocalist for a French dance label and it was this experience that fuelled her determination to pursue her career as a singer/songwriter.

With influences from such great singer-songwriters as Kate Bush, Jewel, Tori Amos, Joni Mitchell, Sarah McLachlan, Corinne Bailey-Rae, James Blunt & Damien Rice, Joy's acoustic/pop/folk rock music sits just as happily amongst old classics as radio friendly commercial songs.

Joy has been described in the industry as "Kate Bush for the Noughties". Combining her diverse vocal range with a distinct pianist style, she creates songs so melodically and lyrically moving that they are haunting in their beauty.

Joy is a full time musician and has graced an array of high profile venues, including headlining at London's Bush Hall, Cafe de Paris and Dublin Castle.

She has performed her songs live on Sky Music Television, UK Radio, at Burgess Park music Festival and played 3 gigs on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard.

Joy's debut album has been produced by Rupert Cobb (Damien Rice, Snow Patrol, Ray LaMontagne) and is released April 19th 2007. Joy's album is available on itunes from June 2007.

Joy's song 'Get Some' features on the film Soundtrack of 'Manners', a 'Shortest Straw/What She Did' Production set to be released this year with Adrian Mills as the main lead.

Joy can currently be seen performing live with her fabulous 5 piece band on the London gig circuit and would love your support.

Lyrics

Home

Written By: Joy Walshe & Matt Marks

Home
Written by Joy Walshe and Matt Marks ©

So I close my eyes
From the neon lights of Piccadilly’s skies
No you can’t hear me here
The subway in my ear, traffic is deafening

But somehow you are my peace
Standing in these city streets
You are my silk in these thorns
In a city so torn, all the pages lie forlorn
But you’re by my side
And I feel so alive

Chorus
In a city of war
You’re the haven I’m searching for
Cause I know that I’ve arrived home
When I see your face you're
My favourite place to explore
Cause I know that I’ve arrived home
Wherever you may go
That’s where I’m calling home
Wherever you go
I know that I’ve found home

So you were my peace
Standing at my door, a blanket of hope you wore
And like the autumn leaves
Another season yields beauty worth waiting for

You tore out all the thorns
You kissed my every wound
Who, who would have thought?
Underneath my eyes my Eros in disguise
I feel I'm alive
I feel I’m so alive

Chorus

So fly me to the moon
Butterflies can be my wings
Oh, tell me the things I cannot do
Cause underneath my eyes my Eros in disguise
I feel I’m alive
I’m so alive

In a city of war
You’re the haven I’m searching for
Cause I know that I’ve arrived home
Yes I’ve arrived, I’ve arrived
Yes I know that I’ve arrived home
Wherever you may go
That’s where I’m calling home
Wherever you go
I know that I’ve found home
Home

Smoke

Written By: Joy Walshe

Smoke
Written by Joy Walshe ©

I guess it just happens like that
One moment just another ordinary day
When the flame is blown out, blown back
Doubles up, flares up in your face

When you look away
Just one moment one day
Love is just blown away
Only smoke will remain
Lingers on for days and days

Chorus
Smoke hide my eyes
Disguise the darkness I am living
Loving I have given away to you
Cause loving is loving you
Smoke hide my eyes
Do you still cry when you remember
Happiness together the way we knew?
Cause loving was me and you

The flame is the light you live in
Through the darkness
This love is gonna be the light you see
All you see, all you believe in
Til that moment
The spoken words as yet unheard
Were said by him

Slowly darkness begins
Smoke touches everything
Just one word said by him
Loving ends and smoke begins
Just one word that’s said by him

Chorus

You’ll always be with me
I’ll carry a part of you
Your light is within me
Knowing you’re here
Knowing your fears
But loving you still

Darkness I am living
Loving I have given away to you
Cause loving is loving you
Smoke hide my eyes
Do you still cry when you remember
Happiness together the way we knew?
Cause loving was me and you
Me and you

Lover's War

Written By: Joy Walshe

Lover's War
Written by Joy Walshe ©

I’m lying here, I’m torn
Bloodshed on the floor
Victim of lover’s war
Deep in my head
Wounded, these scars are so red
True to the heart they pour

And this heart’s seeing troubled times
Trouble me no more
A battleground is in my mind
Keep it all shut out
Keep it all shut out

Chorus
Take me, take me out of this love war
Close the door on me slowly
Shut me out because I don’t deserve
The one that’s so adoring me
And leave me, leave me out the equation
See your own situation
Take me out because a lover’s war
Is only full of misery

Keep hiding me away
Escaped, I have fled
Fugitive red and raw
Too sensitive for any sense to be said
Words to be read, what for?

And words are digging deeper sores
Reel the bandage out
Wrap over my ears and mouth
Keep it all shut out
Keep it all shut out

Chorus

I hide, hide away from troubled times
Trouble me no more
A battleground is in my mind
Keep it all shut out
Keep it all shut out

Leave me, leave me out the equation
See your own situation
Take me out

Take me out of this love war
Close the door on me slowly
Shut me out
Leave me out the equation
See your own situation
Take me out
Take me out

A Thousand Miles

Written By: Joy Walshe & Matt Marks

A Thousand Miles
Written by Joy Walshe & Matt Marks ©

Over miles the simple things in life ring true
Sand is slipping through this timer turned by you

Because of you
We’re building bridges from the sand
An arrow in my bow of hope
Luck in my hands

Chorus
Thank you, thank you
Thank you a thousand times
A thousand miles light up with you
Just like a needle in the hay shines through
A suitcase full of fear
But hey, I brought it here
All the way from home
An ordinary life
I never saw the sign
Trying to find the way
A thousand miles each day

Throw a dollar in the wishing well below
Cross your fingers hope to find the streets of gold

Because of you
My footprints touch the golden sand
The coastal path is clear somehow
Luck’s in my hands

Chorus

A thousand miles each day
You light up the way
Light up the way

Because of you
We’re building bridges from the sand
An arrow in my bow of hope
Luck in my hands

Chorus

You light up, you light up the way
You light up, light up the way
A thousand miles each day

Morning Light

Written By: Joy Walshe

Morning Light
Written by Joy Walshe ©

So I sleep where angels find me
And dream away my dreams
Sew your thoughts together slowly
And make a patchwork piece

Something about the morning light
Pieces of you dreamt at night
And even when I dream
You’re still under my eyes
Something about the morning light

Chorus
And do I dream in your eyes
And still I sleep in your smile
And even here, surrendering part of me down
I’m leaving a part of me open
And no words are spoken now it’s morning

Something about your kiss
Lingering still like time
Dancing the day away in my mind
Pull back the sheets, come here
Disappear from morning light
Leaving the day on pause
I'm completely yours

Something about the morning light
Pieces of you dreamt at night

Chorus

Something about the morning light
Pieces of you dreamt at night

Chorus

Saint for a Sinner

Written By: Joy Walshe & Matt Marks

Saint For A Sinner
Written by Joy Walshe & Matt Marks ©

So you are a sinner, guess I am a saint
Lying in the gutter with the L word on my face
Guilty pleasure of a man in pain
Have you heard of happy endings?
Doesn’t seem that way

There’s another chance here
It’s written in the sand
Can you be the man that once I thought I had?
But who are you? Pray for a female god
If that’s something you’re expecting
That’s something I’m not

Who are you to stand and judge me?
You’re the one who’s meant to love me
Not for who I’m not
But you can’t see
All the harm you’re causing here
You’re adding salt into the wounds
And clearly you can’t stop

Chorus
I can’t be a saint for a sinner
Can’t pretend to not be me
I’m not here to be a pedestal winner
And if that’s something you cant see
Then set me free

It is so ironic how you’re meant to be
Perfectly angelic but a devil just to me
Don’t just stand there preaching over me
Honesty was given only for a fee

So you stand there on your altar
Are you the man you think you ought to
be so perfectly?
Cause I can’t see
All the goodness that I once saw
All the love I had
Entranced, you were a God to me

Chorus

I can’t be a saint for a sinner
I won’t be a pedestal winner
No, no, no..

Can’t you see?
I can’t be a saint for a sinner
Can’t pretend to not be me
I’m not here to be a pedestal winner
And if that’s something you cant see

I can’t be a saint for a sinner
Can’t pretend to not be me
I’m not here to be a pedestal winner
And if that’s something you can't see
Set me free, set me free
So set me free, set me free

Discography

Self-released debut album "Saint for a Sinner". Produced & mixed by Rupert Cobb (Damien Rice, Snow Patrol, Kasabian, Ray LaMontagne). Album launch held at Bush Hall, London. Album released 19th April 2007 via www.joywalshe.com

Set List

Typical set list is 8/9 songs from the album.