Monday, December 13, 2010

Sound of Joy at Christmas

Well Christmas is a time of lots of activity for all musicians and we have been providing live entertainment for events large and small.Graduations,luncheons,fund raising banquets, cocktail parties,have enjoyed our traditional Christmas selections and all their favorites from our repertoire.We are grateful for all who have engaged our services and with 2 weeks to go before Christmas we are still at work....or shall we say at play !

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sing and Play the Jamaican way in Canada

All the way in Kingston, Ontario, the Cantabile Childrens Choir recently performed "Mango Walk", their favorite selection from the book/CD

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sounf of Joy Making music

Did you know that Sound of Joy provided live entertainment for the Institute of Bankers' 13th graduation...that of University of Manchester and Wales...quite a history, and just last Saturday we did a similar function for the Institute of Chartered Accountants?... and we have University of New Orleans MBA graduation coming up....found a niche !

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sing and Play the Jamaican Way - available

The Book and CD Sing and Play the Jamaican way are available in Jamaica at gift shops,among them airport shops, Bob Marley Museum, Things Jamaican stores,Kingston Bookshop, University bookshop(UWI), Music Mart. It is also available for online purchase at,, and

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Doing new things !

Well, we have been really busy, preparing for recording of thirteen original songs. They were rehearsed with 12 best voices in soprano, alto tenor, bass and we hope to complete this project by the end of November. So watch this spot !

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Jamaican folk songs in Luxemburg

A Jamaican,Paul, now living in Luxemburg with his family was so delighted to see his favorite folk songs scored and recorded in Sing and Play the Jamaican Way,at the Devon House shops. You see, when he was in Jamaica, he was the guitarist in a folk group. He has gone back to Luxemburg with the intention of getting all the Jamaicans together to sing and dance once again.Will keep you posted on new developments.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Meeting the Jamaican Diaspora

On September 5, I met the Jamaican Diaspora in an interview led by Chris Daley of and Janice Maxwell. Seems like a very good connection and I am looking forward to working with them again.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sing and Play Jamaican Folk Songs

On Saturday July 31, everyone will gather with their booklets of Jamaican folk songs and sing along with the book and CD SING AND PLAY THE JAMAICAN WAY. Starting time 2pm at Devon House,Kingston just outside Things Jamaican gift shop.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Enjoy Jamaican folk songs again

Old time Jamaican folk songs are back on everybody's mind because they are singing and hearing them again, Sing and Play the Jamaican Way is now a karaoke favorite. Remember the days of Jane and Louisa? Hol 'im Joe? Dance again to Moonshine Tonight. Yes all over the world people are dancing!

Friday, May 7, 2010

So we are now in May. Sing and Play the Jamaican Way is making waves in the music and gift shops especially the Craft Cottage , Music Mart and Things Jamaican Shops. It is interesting to note that some shops sell mainly CDs, while for others, it is the book that holds the interest of the customers. There was a vibrant celebration of Jamaican folk music again at Bookophilia and everyone sang from their music sheets and their booklets.

Guardian Life Singers made it big in song and dance at their annual awards, and last week represented the company on Television Jamaica on the Morning Time show, at the launch of activities for Child Month.

Sound of Joy shared in the anniversary celebrations of the Dunns at the Terra Nova Hotel on Saturday May 1, and has been keeping up with a few weddings and funerals.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Guardian life Singers really made it big at their annual "Blast off" conference and they are now getting ready for their awards presentations at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel this month. Lots of work but we are doing what we like.
This year, Sound of Joy is concentrating on some new music; compositions/ arrangements that reflect us. So far we have started with a few ideas and are working on a 2 year plan in this area. In the meantime we have done some private functions, luncheons and are working on a few small projects for clients.
"Sing and Play" products are now in gift shops at the International airports, Amazon .com, and local gift and craft shops.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

It's a New Year

Well, Christmas has come and gone, and as, usual, Sound of Joy was very busy for the season. We provided live entertainment for banquets including The Institute of Chartered Accountant of Jamaica, St Hugh's High School Teacher's Awards and others, customer service day at the UWI bookshop (our 10th year), Christmas tree lightings, family functions, weddings, cocktail evenings and rehearsed and backed the Scotiabank Singers in their concert in the Emancipation Park. Our main activity, though, was the distribution and sale of 'Sing and Play the Jamaican Way' to stores and at craft fairs. The products are now available in Jamaican gift shops, at the international airports, and online at Amazon. At the request of the Jamaican High Commission in London we shipped a batch in December and look forward to more orders !