Recorded in the small town of Brighouse in Yorkshire, England with The Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band, and mixed at Peter Gabriel's Real World - Queen Victoria also features duets with Joe Jackson, James Maddock and Adam Masterson.
“Joy`s passion for music making was an experience we will never forget.”- B&R Band
“Joy has outdone herself this time. This is a brilliant, inspired album—so original and beautifully conceived, arranged and performed.”
- Bonnie Raitt
“surprisingly contemporary, or rather, timeless.” - Joe Jackson
“The title track is simply unstoppable.” - Rosita Kess, Richard Julian owners Bar LunÁtico
Joy: "After a vivid memory from childhood of hearing a brass band approaching through the mist & rain would not leave my brain, I decided to record my latest collection of songs with this evocative sound. Sometimes mournful and sometimes humorous, the British brass band sound that I grew up with carried me on a new and inspiring journey to write and arrange this album Queen Victoria!"
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