.:: Tour De Shore 2015 ::.
Prime dates still available! Book your 2015 Dates Now for Best Availability!
Call Joyce Today to Reserve Your Date!
Joyce 22nd Season at The Breakers is on full Friday and Saturday schedule.
The link below will take you to Joyce's donation page for the 2015 MS Coast The Coast Bike Tour. Please check it out and make your tax deductible donation the National MS Society. You will feel great and you'll help Joyce meet her goal of raising $1000.
-Now is the perfect time to book Joyce for 2014 parties, events,weddings and celebrations in the upcoming seasons. Make your wedding or party extra special by including live music by Joyce. Call Joyce today to book live music for your special event or to schedule music lessons. See the Booking info page! Don't wait--schedule now!
*Please see the Schedule Page for Joyce's 2014 Schedule*
.:: This Year ::.
Now is the time to reserve dates for your weddings, parties and events. Don't wait too long! There are only so many prime dates left on the 2014 calendar. It's not too soon to book next season's dates. Please keep live music in mind when planning your events!
New CD stills needs backing and production budget to go from demo phase to retail ready product.
Joyce has been busy writing new songs and recently recorded a few demos at John Mulrenen's studio, Acorn Digital. Her new songs, "Possibly" (Now Playing On This Page) and "Like a Sunday Prayer" have become fan and student favorites. Stay tuned for updates. Joyce is writing and compiling the songs for her next CD of originals, as well as a complilation of fan favorites of cover tunes. Joyous Choice Music is currently seeking backing for these projects. Please contact the home office @ 732-870-6525 if you'd like to support these projects in any way.
* Please see the Links Page for Reservation Information*
Fellow Catholic Musician Karl Kohlhase and I have added each other's links to our websites. He is a guitaist, vocalist and songwriter who was interviewed on The Journey Home on EWTN. He's got his music and lyrics available to download free. He's also a web designer.
.:: Older News ::.
--2013- It's in the books. Joyce established worldwide internet radio airplay with a few songs, and now has fans as far away as New Zealand! Her original Advent song, "Inn of My Heart" was recorded and heard around the globe as well as performed locally by two choirs directed by Michael Taylor, great friend and musician. Thanks to all the generous donors, Joyce raised almost $700 for Bike MS!
--2012- Wow, that was a tough one. Highs and lows. Thanks to all the good friends and fans for your love and support. Joyce lost her beloved Dad in September and then Superstorm Sandy devastated the shore a month later. The music goes on. Joyce wrote "Inn of My Heart" for the Advent Mass.
--2011- Joyce wrote "Because of This" for the Palm Sunday liturgy, as well as other contemporary songs for Mass. She served as interim pianist for Calvary Baptist Church in Belmar. New Year's Eve was at the Cabana Club in Long Branch.
--2010- Music never stopped, but concentration on Dad's health and welfare.
--2009- The year went fast. There were many memorable moments, but we're all hoping to get back on track for better days ahead.
--2008- Well we all learned to savor the small joys as we look back on a tough year. Thanks for letting Joyce be a part of those special moments. The music plays on!
--2006 was one of a kind and will be remembered fondly. In March Joyce took her first trip to the Ozarks and returned inspired by the beauty and peace of the region.
--2007- Joyce completed a 12 song demo of her upcoming CD, entitled "Possibly". She is hoping to place one or more of the songs with country artists such as Rascal Flatts and Faith Hill, and perhaps even a Dodge commercial. Please pray for the best regarding Joyce's tunes!
--New Year's Eve At Whispers was fantastic!! Unsurpassed food, atmosphere, people, and well...MUSIC...
--2005- Summer has come and gone here at the Jersey Shore! It was another busy and wonderful season: starlit nights, sultry days, sparkling ocean, funfilled beaches and great nightlife. Special thanks to all friends and fans who came out to enjoy some special moments with Joyce.
- Joyce spent the winter performing at Matisse for the Sunday brunch. Since Memorial Day Weekend, Matisse is serving dinners (no brunch until standard time in the fall) on Sundays, and Joyce performs from 5:30-9:30.
- Joyce started her 12th season at the Breakers on Valentine's weekend. She played the vintage Steinway Grande in the gorgeous Seashell Piano lounge Fridays and Saturdays 7-11:30. The 2005 season ended in early December.
NEWSFLASH! The Asbury Park Press featured an article about local pianists, including an interview with Joyce, on Sunday June 5, 2005 in the Entertainment Section.
- - In 2004 Joyce performed at the grand piano at McLoone's in Seabright, NJ every Saturday in January. Many new and old friends enjoyed Joyce at the Shore's most enduring, legendary piano bar.
-- Joyce performed for brunch at Matisse in Belmar every Sunday through early May. The "interactive" brunch must be experienced! Joyce also appeared at Matisse on Thursday February 12, for Valentine diners who wished to beat the rush and enjoy the special ambiance.
-- Joyce's first performances at the Breakers on the Ocean in Spring Lake, NJ were Valentine's Day Weekend,Friday February 13, and Saturday February 14. Make reservations now! Starting then, Joyce kicked off her tenth anniversary season (1994-2004) at The Breakers! Starting in March, Joyce began performing on Fridays as well.
Every year old friends return and new ones are met. David and Sheila enjoyed their stay so much they emailed some lovely compliments: "You're blessed with extraordinary talent- a beautiful voice, a fine style at the piano/keyboard, and an individual manner that is at once warm, personal, sensitive and emotional...You have 'presence'."
-- Easter Sunday 2004 was April 11. Mother's Day, Sunday May 9, was also another big day when The Breakers had a special holiday menu. Make reservations and book your parties at The Breakers now (732-449-7700),and call Joyce to make your party extra special!
--Summer 2004 was legendary at the Seagull's Nest on Sandy Hook. The beautiful sunsets, special friends and sea breezes were memorable.
--Joyce performed a marathon set on Easter Sunday 2003! It's always a treat to see happy folks in their finery. The Spadoro family joined Joyce for a wonderful buffet feast.
-- Joyce's special Valentine performance on Friday, February 15 2002 was memorably romantic: newlyweds Susan and Ed met soon-to-be-wed Joe and Michele, and they agreed that Joyce's music is the perfect touch for the perfect wedding day! After Joe and Michele's June wedding they wrote:
"We just returned from our honeymoon and one of the first things I wanted to do was to write and thank you for the wonderful performance you gave at our wedding. I can't tell you how many of our guests commented how much they enjoyed the music. You really helped make our wedding day a memorable one. I would whole-heartedly recommend you to anyone who wants to make their affair a special one."
Thanks, Joe and Michele
-- On Valentine's Day 2002, Joyce performed at Whispers Restaurant, also in lovely Spring Lake (732-974-9755). The atmosphere was warm and romantic and the food delectable. Joyce also performed at Whispers on New Year's Eve. It was a wonderful night of extraordinary dining (7 courses!!), in an intimate setting, with Joyce's top notch musical entertainment . Patriotic songs were high on the request list that night as the patrons broke out in song to join Joyce. You must try Whispers for dinner, or book a small private party (with Joyce performing, of course)!