DJ V From CHICAGO
It's COMPLETELY unfair to have to choose just one favorite track from what is EASILY one of the best albums of ANY genre to come out in the past 5 years. This entire project can do absolutely NO WRONG. I cannot wait for her next offering. Pure greatness. 💣💣🔥🔥💯💯💉💉⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Favorite track: Swallow Me.
Know Your Power is a glorious smack in the face for the first couple of minutes, then the last minute kisses your face better and tells you it's all gonna be alright.
Favorite track: Know Your Power.
LIVE: Oct 20The Roundhouse, London (Gondwana 10 Festival)
Singer, pianist, writer, poet and creative being, Allysha Joy, is a key member of Melbourne collective, 30/70. Their growing success over the last two years has led her to further challenge her expression in a project of her own, pushing boundaries as a female keys player, poet, singer and producer. Whether performing solo on Fender Rhodes or accompanied by her band, Allysha's steady groove, husky vocal tone and unique style of writing emanates her own personal truth and illuminates a powerful feminine energy learning to be peaceful, giving and considerate of others.
Allysha grew up listening to jazz, soul, hip hop and RnB. Her sound is dynamic and raw, real and complex. "As a performer I look to people that present their genuine self on stage, reaching for something beyond the present moment, beyond themselves, being a vessel for something greater. I always try to take the audience on a journey".And as a song-writer Allysha draws from her own experiences and the empathy she feels for the world and its inhabitants. "I write as a way to process the emotion that consumes me in day to day life, otherwise I'd explode".
For Allysha, Acadie : Raw signifies a moment in time: "from beginning to completion of creating this music, it has been a chance to express a deeper, more personal side of self and to take full control of the vision and the music. This record has allowed me to dive deeply into my creative expression and is just the beginning". The album features members of 30/70, the collective born from the creative music scene in Melbourne: "I play both solo or with my 30/70 family, Henry Hicks, Ziggy Zeitgeist, Josh Kelly and Danika Smith. I feel super blessed to have met this crew, we've been playing together now for four years and for me this record is just another extension of the 30/70 collective, constantly unravelling and branching out".
It is the heartfelt mix of love and power, of desire and wonder, anger and faith and hope for change that underpins Acadie : Raw and marks Allysha Joy out as a future star telling her tales and spreading her wings to bring the joys of life to us all.
Well versed in poetry and performance, Allysha Joy’s potent lyricism, unique musicianship and killer vocals have garnered
legions of attentive fans the world over. She’s an integral member of the Melbourne soul jazz scene, known as part of the acclaimed 30/70 Collective and for her own equally revered solo work....more
Great album beginning to end. Featured selections from it during my weekly broadcast show on WPFW 89.3FM community radio to well received listeners. Definitely will be in rotation both during my radio show as well as in my DJ gigs. Lukumi People