Jerry & Joy share a musical language that encompasses their individual journeys. Friendship has a sound of its own.
is a Denver Native, and has been performing around the state of Colorado for over 10 years. The mostly self-taught singer/ songwriter/guitarist has performed solo, as well as with different bands, including his first band (Upper Hand), which was a Latin Rock and Soul four piece act, as well as a five piece Rock and Metal band (My Own Device) where he is able to play with cousin and current Thumpin member Nate on the drums. Jerry was also a member of Denver’s own Buckner Funken Jazz for three and a half years and played at many festivals and shows. The most memorable of these shows occurred in the summer of 2006 at the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater for the Film on The Rocks series. He has released two albums, one with Upper Hand in 2003 and one with BFJ in 2006.
Influences include, but are not limited to, The Beatles, Steely Dan, EWF, Stevie Wonder, Living Colour, Alice In Chains, Michael Jackson, Extreme, Basia, Harry Connick Jr, and Santana. Special shout out to the Big Four (Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax) who were very inspirational when learning how to play the guitar in the first place. Jerry is looking forward to his latest musical adventure and encourages everyone to support their local musicians and artists. Please check out his web site http://jmhermo.wix.com/music and find out where and when he performs solo. Jerry loves his Denver sports teams and watches all of them on his down time. His two beautiful kids and lovely wife also keep him pretty busy.
Born and raised in the great state of Louisiana, Joy began her musical journey at a young age singing in church choirs, theatre productions, bands and academic vocal groups. In college she earned her degree in Religion and Theatre and, more importantly, met her husband in a collegiate vocal ensemble. Joy’s musical influences include Chaka Khan, Phyllis Hyman, Nancy Wilson, Prince, Freddie Mercury, Irma Thomas, Teena Marie and EWF. In addition to a deep, abiding love for song, Joy also enjoys acting. She has appeared in numerous plays and musicals across the country including Sweeney Todd, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cabaret, Blood Reign and On the Verge. When she’s not making music Joy enjoys cooking, reading, dancing and cheering on her New Orleans Saints. Joy also gives vocal lessons and you can find out more about her other musical endeavors here.