I presented a House Concert last Saturday, and what a lovely afternoon. So intimate, relaxing, and inspiring. I hosted Joy Ike, a true artist and musician who writes, plays, and sings from the heart. It was a wonderful reminder of the power of music and sharing with others our human experiences - good, bad, and humorous.
Joy’s lyrics are down-to-earth. She is able to use to-the-point words and sentence structures that tap into ones emotions and take you beyond. You are able to grasp the emotion and story she is telling so clearly.
Her lyrics are beautifully supported by her piano (or ukulele) arrangements – opening phrases immersing the listener into the song and setting the tone for her lyrics. She also gave a new dimension to her songs by opening many of her songs with a story of what influenced their birth.
We had 12 people attend, which was just enough and created an atmosphere of inclusion and connection. As Joy states, she prefers house concerts because you are not performing at people, but connecting with people through her music. Creating connection is what it’s all about, and is exactly what Joy did. Check her out at www.joyike.com and schedule a house concert with her! You will not regret it.