Dutch-born Joyce Prescher has slowly but steadily been making a name for herself on the Melbourne and national Americana and folk scene. With her carefully crafted lyrics, haunting melodies and rich velvety vocals she takes you back to days long gone. Her music gently 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.
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, Henry Wagons, 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.
In November 2021 she performed as part of three sold out shows paying tribute to the late Justin Townes Earle at the Brunswick Ballroom. More recently, Joyce completed a tour as part of the Sing a Song of Sixpence line up, with artists including Abby Dobson, Freya Josephine Hollick, Charm of Finches, Van Walker, Grim Fawkner and more.
Joyce Prescher released her debut album Home in 2017, which was praised by PBS and listed in their top 10 albums upon release. Following the recent release of her single Sleep Now, the first single of her sophomore album Out of my mind, Joyce was signed to Cheersquad Records & Tapes, who will release the album later this year.