Joyce Sims

Nicolette Loizou / 17 September 2015

Joyce Sims caused a stir in the '80s with club floor fillers like All and All and Come Into My Life. Now she’s back and due to perform two dates at Butlins this month. Here the soul diva talks about her new album Love Song.



SAGA: You are a musician and write many of your songs. Have you written many for Love Song?

JOYCE: “All of the songs and I worked with several different writers.”

SAGA: You have been recorded and sampled by Randy Crawford and Angie Stone. How flattering is that?

JOYCE: “I am very flattered and honoured. Because Randy Crawford is such a legend and an icon in herself.”

SAGA: Tell us about your upcoming dates.

JOYCE: “I will be performing on 19th September at Butlins Bognor and on 20th September at Butlins Skegness. I am always looking forward to a performance and meeting fans.”

SAGA: Do you like playing to British audiences?

JOYCE: “Oh yes, they are a great crowd. I get a lot of feedback from them and they are so excited especially when I am singing the classics. I love the look on their faces.”

SAGA: Has the music industry changed since you started out in the ‘80s?

JOYCE: “It has definitely changed…the music industry has changed a great deal since the ‘80s. In the '80s when I started out the majors had a lock on the artists. Now it’s a time for the independents. You can distribute and market your own music.”

SAGA: Is the music industry tough for women in the middle period of their life?

JOYCE: “Well it’s tough for women period. It’s a male driven industry and what I find is if you want to produce, you need to know your skills and it’s still a male driven industry.”

SAGA: What is your philosophy of life?

JOYCE: “My philosophy is to treat people good and live life to the fullest and to help people.”

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