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music & arts: inspiration of Joy Ike


Attending a coffee shop gig a few weeks ago, I was told that Joy Ike was playing, and she would be a great artist to have on the bill for the Habitat For Humanity Benefit Concert I have been planning. I wasn’t disappointed, and I don’t think you will be either. If you are in Pittsburgh, check in to seeing her play and if you aren’t, check out Joy’s Myspace for a few tracks. Her sound is dynamic, thoughtful and fuses a brilliant spectrum of sound together, painting a beautiful picture.


From – “Joy Ike’s music is an indie-infused mix of jazz, pop, and neo-soul, and has often been compared to the likes of Fiona Apple, Corrinne Bailey Rae, and Norah Jones. The Pittsburgh-grown, Nigerian singer/songwriter has only been writing and performing for 3 ½ years but in that short amount of time has garnered much success in the independent music scene.” Check out her site for more.


I had the pleasure of seeing Joy perform twice and I am now working with her. She is definitely NOT one of those “Performers With Ego’s” like in my previous post. She graciously accepted the offer to play at a benefit concert, and has been incredibly prompt with technical info and promotional information.  Listen to her, go see her or book her!

A note to performing musicians: Being nice to your promoters, production staff, fellow artists, and clients will get you farther than establishing your ego when you walk into the room.

2/23 – Robert Morris University – Moon Township, PA
2/25 – Geneva College w/ Tyrone Wells & Keaton Simons- Beaver Falls, PA
2/27 -Your Inner Vagabond – Pittsburgh, PA
2/28 – Pangea – Pittsburgh, PA
3/6 – Baba Budans – Cincinnati, OH
3/7 – Rohs Street Cafe – Cincinnati, OH
3/8 – Borders Northgate – Cincinnati, OH


And Don’t Forget the Habitat for Humanity Benefit on April 2nd at the University of Pittsburgh! In the Pittsburgh Area and want to come? Ask for some more info!

Nick is now bringing together service, sound, and marketing through the planning of a Benefit Concert on April 2.  More to come on that later , but check the post in the next few weeks for insights on event planning from some of the pros.  Also…finally on Twitter, Follow “NickCorsi”

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Nick Corsi

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