Damian Joyce

Biography

Damian Joyce is an English-born musician and writer currently residing in Los Angeles, California.
Born and raised in Lancashire, the eldest of five children, his early life was incident packed and turbulent due to his mischievous sense of adventure. This was despite ther best efforts of a loving and supportive family.
In order to quench his thirst for exploration, and to spare his loved ones further (first-hand) anguish, he left England, aged 19, landing in Northern Spain in 1988. Armed with his guitar, 30 English Pounds, a lust for life, and a street-wise sensibilty beyond his years, he would spend the next ten years singing his way around the world. He spent months in places as far reaching as South Africa, Australia and the Island of Bali, to name a few. The accumulation of knowledge gained from his adventures was eventually chronicled in the form of his first self-penned album which he entitled 'No Fixed Abode'. Released in 1998, it quickly garnered critical acclaim and the atttention of music industry giants EMI, who invited Damian to America. He has spent the last 15 years there performing mainly in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, whilst also writing music for TV and Film.
His second album of original material 'The Wilderness' was released in 2009. Upon it's completion Damian decided that the time was right for a new challenge and he set about the task of writing his first novel.
'The Dreamer's Road' (Part 1) tells the story of Jack Jordan. A bright and adventurous boy, struggling to realise his dreams and his potential growing up in a 1980's repressed, Thatcherite Britain. His solution; to expand his horizons and flourish . Based upon the early period of his own life, the book is consequently a true and erudite story. Part 2 of the story is being penned as we speak.
'The Dreamer's Road's publication (September 2013) will precede the release of Damian's third album. The new music will feature his good friend and legendary keyboardist Keith Emerson, and it is produced by the prolific Brian Kehew (The Who).

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Books

The Dreamer's Road (Part 2)
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 158,440. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
The continuing tale of Jack Jordan, as he lands in Spain & his dreams start to become reality... “As Beethoven once wrote, ‘To play without compassion is criminal’. Well, I would add that Damian Joyce writes with not only compassion but the grit and solidarity of the North of England, as all comes to life so vividly – you’d think he had lived it in his books.” Keith Emerson, musician (1944-2016
The Dreamer's Road
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 79,140. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The Dreamer's Road (Part 1) tells the story of Jack Jordan. A bright and adventurous boy, struggling to realise his dreams and his potential growing up in a 1980's repressed, Thatcherite Britain. His solution: expand his horizons and flourish. This book tells the tale of a young man’s journey to emotional, intellectual and sexual freedom.

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