Well versed in poetry and performance, Allysha Joy’s potent lyricism, unique musicianship and incredible vocals have garnered legions of attentive fans the world over. 

Seamlessly forging her own sound as singer, songwriter, keys player and selector, Joy is well known as 30/70’s lead vocalist and with a heavy line-up of collaborations over the years, she has marked her place across continents, expansive projects and genres. 

In 2022 Allysha brought a brand new amalgamation of her poetic practice to the forefront, with the release of her self-produced sophomore album ‘Torn : Tonic’ on First Word Records. Staunch and broken, poetic and vibrant, this second album encapsulates the pain and the remedy, and celebrates an incredible selection of feature artists; including Ego Ella May, Julien Dyne, and Dancing Water, as well as her debut as a producer. 

On the live circuit, Joy has performed alongside the likes of Snarky Puppy, PJ Morton, Ezra Collective, Children of Zeus, KOKOROKO and more, while also performing at notable festivals such as We Out Here, New York Winter Jazz Festival and Montreux Jazz Festival

Allysha appears on releases from Rhythm Section, Total Refreshment Centre, Future Classic, First Word and Brownswood. Her 2018 debut album ‘Acadie : Raw’ on Gondwana Records won ‘Best Soul Album’ at the Music Victoria Awards, was nominated for ‘Best Jazz Album’ at the Worldwide Awards, and featured in many end-of-year lists, including Bandcamp’s Top Soul Albums. 

Allysha’s lyrics weave together a heartfelt mix of love, power, wonder, anger, faith and hope for change. An artist that presents a palette of intricate grace and optimism, whilst unafraid of adding uncomfortable truths. An incredibly powerful live performer; Allysha’s husky vocals sonically sync with her formidable Fender Rhodes playing, whilst her influences are a solid base of jazz, hip hop and R&B; all glazed with the unique special sauce the Melbourne/Narrm soul scene has become known for globally.