Chris Joyce

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Chris Joyce
Born 11 October 1957
Origin Chorlton, Manchester, England
Genres Punk rock, post-punk, new wave, alternative rock, sophisti-pop
Occupation(s) Musician
Years active 1970's – 2010
Labels Factory
Associated acts Fast Breeder, The Durutti Column, The Mothmen, Crucial, Suns of Arqa, Simply Red

Chris Joyce (born Manchester, England, 11 October 1957)[1] is known for being drummer with various new wave groups and with Simply Red in the 1980s.

Coming from Chorlton, Manchester, he adopted the hippie lifestyle.[2] His most remote band was Fast Breeder, a short-lived late 1970s punk group from Manchester formed by him on drums and Dave Rowbotham on guitar, and managed by Tony Wilson. Wilson called Joyce and Rowbotham to form a band alongside guitarist Vini Reilly and bass guitarist Tony Bowers, The Durutti Column.[3] That line-up released only two songs from Factory's first EP, A Factory Sample, before Joyce. Rowbotham and Bowers quit the band to form another post-punk band around 1979, The Mothmen.

The Mothmen released only two studio albums and a number of singles, before disbanding in the 1980s. During his time with The Mothmen, Joyce worked with Pink Military,[4] London Underground and Judy Nylon. By the mid-1980s, he was working with Suns of Arqa, playing drums on their second LP Wadada Magic. He later formed Simply Red, alongside his bandmate Tony Bowers and singer Mick Hucknall.

Joyce shares further details of his life and career, up to and beyond his work with Simply Red, on his biography in Chris Joyce School of Drums.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chris Joyce [b. 11 Oct. 1957, Manchester], drums". The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll (Fireside). 2001. ISBN 0-7432-0120-5. 
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  4. ^ Buckley, Pete (2003). The Rough Guide to Rock. Rough Guides. p. 793. ISBN 1-84353-105-4. 
  5. ^ "Biography". Chris Joyce School of Drums. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 

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