Joy Crookes

Little Simz, Kojey Radical, Joy Crookes shortlisted for Mercury Prize 2022

The shortlist for the 2022 Mercury Prize is in. The annual title awarded to the best album by a British or Irish musician is partnering with mobility app Free Now for this year's prize. Little Simz's ‘Sometimes I Might be Introvert', Kojey Radical's 'Reason to Smile' and Joy Crookes' ‘Skin’ were nominated on the shortlist of 12 albums. See the full list below.
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Photo Gallery: Joy Crookes – Metro Theatre, Sydney (20.07.22)

The Splendour in the Grass sideshows are in full swing. UK star Joy Crookes brought her A-game to the Metro Theatre in Sydney last night. It was a sold-out show, and her performance delivered in spades. Showcasing songs from her debut album, Skin, her voice was as spectacular as on...
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Joy Crookes on the importance of giving platforms to artists from minority groups

Singer Joy Crookes says it's important musicians from minority groups are given a "platform" to release their work. The 23-year-old Brit Award nominee was speaking to Radio 1 Newsbeat after her set at Big Weekend in Coventry. She believes the number of independent artists and labels can be a good...
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Joy Crookes reflects on her musical education on Old Kent Road

There’s a ramp on Old Kent Road. Every time I drive over it, I get a strange feeling of nostalgia. It reminds me of being in the car with my dad, listening to ‘Has It Come to This?’ by The Streets for the first time. I’d never heard anything like it before.
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InSpire Community Day with Joy Crookes

Brit-nominated singer-songwriter Joy Crookes is teaming up with Timberland and InSpire Youth Club to launch a community day at St Peters’s Church, Elephant and Castle. As well as stalls and performances from local community groups, there will be a special, strippped-back performance from Joy herself, scheduled to finish off the day with a bang.

Interview: Joy Crookes

Joy Crookes is an artist who takes pride in her roots in a very visible way: native Bangladeshi dress and hair styling are featured heavily in her colorful music videos. Although people have been quick to compare the singer to Amy Winehouse, Crookes explained to The Glossary Magazine that she’d rather the credit go to the artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Nina Simone. Her voice is capable of both soaring on tracks like 19th Floor—which tackles the gentrification of South London and general displacement of immigrant neighborhoods—and tiptoeing around soft piano and strings on title track “Skin.”
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Joy Crookes: "When you represent yourself, you allow other people to tell their stories as well"

Joy Crookes is having a good year. The 23-year-old South London singer, whose debut album, Skin, dropped last autumn and hit the top five in the UK, has been catapulted to new heights. She was nominated in the Best New Artist category at the 2022 Brit Awards, and chosen to perform at the official London Fashion Week opening night party last week, hosted by the British Fashion Council and Irina Shayk, in partnership with Clearpay. “That was a lot of fun,” she tells me. “It was also just great to perform in such an intimate setting.”

Watch Joy Crookes go to the 19th floor in her new video

Earlier this year, Joy Crookes released her official debut album Skin, which featured 13 soulful tracks, including “Feet Don’t Fail Me Know,” “When You We’re Mine,” and the title track. “19th Floor” finds Crookes singing about growing up in her city and how it has changed over the years in the video shared this month. The Blue May-produced track finds Crookes singing about growing up in her home town and how it has changed over the years.

British siren Joy Crookes announces first proper LA date at The Roxy

British singer Joy Crookes has announced today her first-ever U.S. headlining date with a stop April 2 at the The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, CA before heading to Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C. A South Londoner with Bangladesh and Irish roots, Crookes is a vocalist and instrumentalist...

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Live Review: Joy Crookes at Omeara, London, 02/02/22

BRITS Week has long been a mainstay of the early year music events, signalling a lead up to the BRITS themselves and facilitating growing musicians to play intimate shows whilst raising money for the charity Warchild, a benevolent NPO that stands up for the rights of children displaced by war. This 2022 round has already highlighted Anne-Marie in the Lafayette and is soon to showcase Fontaines D.C. in Tufnell Park’s The Dome and Damon Albarn later this month in the revered Troxy. Tonight we are blessed with Joy Crookes in the Omeara; a breakout star of 2021, her rise has been meteoric and well-deserved.

Yard Act, Nick Ward and Joy Crookes: UK & Aussie acts you need to know

As the Ashes kick off and the year begins to draw to a close, I thought I’d take a moment to bring your attention to a hat-trick of acts I’ve been introduced to this year; two from England and one here at home in Australia. Yard Act (Leeds,...

Joy Crookes, review: charisma that casts a magic spell

Before seeing Joy Crookes in action, I wondered how this rising British star was going to pull off her jazzy neo-soul and gently groovy trip-hop pop in the Kentish Town Forum, a cavernous old theatre that more often resounds to the din of rock guitars or heavy electro beats of grime than Crooke’s style of smoky sophistication. Yet such was the charisma of the 23-year-old singer-songwriter and her deep connection with a predominantly young female audience that it was as if she cast a magic spell over the venue.

Joy Crookes, her cats, and an album of soulful wisdom

"Nishu, get down from there!" Joy Crookes is having cat trouble. The Brit Award-nominated singer is currently looking after a friend's pet Burmese, and it's encouraging some high jinx from her own little furball. "If they're not eating my birthday cake from the weekend, then they're coming up with all...