“There's a real intimacy to her music that warms over you and in effect inspires repeat listens” - Rearview Mirror
Joyce Prescher is a Melbourne based singer songwriter originally from the Netherlands. Slowly but steadily, Joyce has been making a name for herself in the Americana and folk scene.
Joyce’s music takes you back to days long gone with its gentle nods to 70s artists like Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen while also positioning her as a contemporary of artists such as Jessica Pratt, Tiny Ruins and Joan Shelley - Post to Wire
Joyce Prescher released her debut album Home in 2017, which was praised by PBS and listed in their top ten albums upon release.
In March 2022 she released her first single Sleep Now of her sophomore album Out Of My Mind. The track came in on number five in the AMRAP Metro chart and stayed in the top ten for multiple weeks.
In July 2022 Joyce Prescher was signed to independent record label Cheersquad Records & Tapes. She released two more singles under the label, Paper and Pen and Black on White, prior to releasing her 13-track album Out Of My Mind on 14 October 2022. Upon release the album charted number 12 in the ARIA Top 20 Australian Country Albums and number seven in the Australian Independent Record Labels Association 100% Independent Albums chart.
In September 2022 Joyce Prescher was announced as a finalist in the 2022 Australian Folk Music Awards (AFMA).
Joyce Prescher has toured regional Victoria as part of a project called Sing a Song of Sixpence on multiple occasions, with other artists including Abby Dobson, Freya Josephine Hollick, Charm of Finches, Van Walker, Grim Fawkner and more.
In November 2021 she performed as part of three sold out shows paying tribute to the late Justin Townes Earle at the Brunswick Ballroom.
In 2020 Joyce joined the line up of a show called Keep the Circle Unbroken, curated by Delsinki. With the show she has performed at the Memo Music Hall, the 2022 Port Fairy Folk Festival and as part of their regional Victoria tour in 2021. She shared the stage with many Australian favourites, including Tim Rogers, Kylie Auldist, Mick Thomas, Debra Byrne, Sarah Carroll, Kerryn Fields and XANI. Joyce Prescher also features on the Keep the Circle Unbroken album, which was recorded live in July 2020 at the Memo Music Hall in St Kilda, between the two Melbourne lockdowns.