“José Joyette came to my place around the end of 2012 to play drums on various tracks for DaPaul’s “Soulful Spirit” album, which I co-produced with David ‘DaPaul’ Philips. Impressed with José’s funky drumming style, I invited him back to play on some of my tracks in 2013, and he’s been a staunch musical collaborator playing drums on many of my recordings ever since!” – Mike Collins
Currently touring and recording with Ibibio Sound Machine, José Joyette’s other main ‘clients’ include Eska, China Moses & Dee Dee Bridgewater. One of the UK’s top touring and recording musicians, José toured with China Moses in 2015, Craig David in 2014, Soul-To-Soul and Konkoma in 2013, Akayzia, Melba Moore and Joyce Sims in 2012, Nona Hendryx and Frank McComb in 2011, Michael Boothman in 2010, Mutha Luvas in 2009, The Do in 2008, Craig David in 2007, De La Soul in 2006, Jean Carne in 2003, Norman Connors & Elouise Laws in 2002, and Elisha Laverne in 2001 – whew! And that’s only a partial list!
© 2016 Mike Collins