Spencer Joyce (Singer, Guitarist, Beat-boxer, Songwriter, etc.)
Spencer Joyce is an Annapolis, MD based Indie Rock Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist with origins in both North Carolina and Northern Virginia. Spencer combines the singer/songwriter sensibilities of Ed Sheeran with the beautiful weirdness of Coldplay, the punk edge of Green Day, and the hot licks of John Mayer to create a unique sound to lift his tell-it-like-it-is lyrics up.
Born September 11th, 1992 in Greensboro, North Carolina, Spencer took a keen interest in music from an early age, inspiring the "no singing in class" rule in elementary and middle school. Music became an escape for the young Spencer as a way to express himself and get through tough times at school and at home. After moving to Loudoun County, Virginia at the age of 15, Spencer picked up the guitar and began giving himself private lessons while also gaining the confidence to join his new high school's, Stone Bridge High in Ashburn, Virginia, Men's Choir, Chamber Choir, and Theater program. There he honed his craft and was able to successfully audition for, and perform in, Loudoun County VA's All County and All District Chorus's, and performances of Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along and Schwartz's Godspell.
Despite not having the funds to go to college and having to take odd jobs to make ends meet, Spencer marched on, and spent most of his free time practicing, making videos, performing at open-mic nights across the DMV and busking on the streets of Alexandria, VA. This work ethic, along with his voice and songwriting skills, caught the attention of Daniel Hill, President and CEO of Alchemical Records. Hill signed Spencer to Alchemical in September 2013, and Spencer released his debut record, Overnight Rockstar, in March 2014 and the single Elephant In A Jar in February 2015. In the span of 2.5 years under Alchemical, Spencer played many bars and clubs all across DC, Baltimore, Richmond and Northern Virginia including Jammin Java in Vienna, VA, Capital City Showcase in DC, The Camel in Richmond, and The Sidebar in Baltimore. Spencer's songs have also received airplay such as WDCE 90.1 FM Richmond, VA. Ocean 98 Ocean City, MD, and 88.7 WXJM Harrisonburg, VA.
Now working as an independent artist residing in Annapolis, MD with his lovely lady Tracey, Spencer has reinvented himself as a loop station artist who strives to create a live show that's one part motivational speech, one part love-in, and one part dance party. All of this in time for his new EP, Bad Poker Face, to drop on all online retailers summer 2017. In the meantime, look for Spencer playing in bars, clubs, and festivals around Annapolis as well as the Baltimore, DC, and Northern Virginia areas.