SYLVANA JOYCE & THE MOMENT
Sylvana Joyce has been hypnotizing audiences along the Northeast with her drama rock – one would not expect such a grand human carnival to emanate from her petite Eastern-European exterior – that is, until the house lights dim. Sylvana’s persona, a Greta Garbo meets Alice Cooper circus leader of epic proportions, gallivants and taunts the audience with her cheeky, grandiose, and expertly divined performances of her original music. Influenced by everything from Rachmaninoff to film noir, her brand of rock touches on many genres, having equally delighted audiences for soul songstress Nikka Costa, internationally touring rock-jazz trio The Aristocrats, and funk-dance Moon Hooch. Sylvana’s palpable talent has also garnered major press from the likes of Huffington Post, MTV, CNN and Time Out New York, as well as an inclusion in the NBC TV show, the Jimmy Lloyd Songwriter Showcase.
Equally special and unusual are the hodge-podge of seemingly disparate players who have come together to form her band – a classically trained violinist, a Berklee guitarist with an affinity for metal, and a jazz RHYTHM SECTION – all with a touch of their styles swirling in the mix. Only six months since the band’s inception, they were winning international competitions and national coverage from MTV. Their SOPHOMORE record, “HEAVYHEAD” received critical acclaim from The Aquarian, being toted as “original gold”. Having been accepted to larger festivals such as SXSW, CMJ and Musikfest, the band continues to tour, with regular performances in Boston, Asbury Park, Danbury, and Philadelphia.
It seems that if you haven’t already become enamored with Sylvana Joyce + The Moment, you will be, soon.