Bay Area joy spreaders; Kofy Brown, Katie Cash, Shelley Doty, and Daria Johnson are coming together to share some good ole fashioned joy-beats…a scoop of rock & soul and sprinkles of funk, groove, and more. Joystick is ready to party with Olivia’s Hard Rock Vallarta—come and get your groove on with Joystick.

Kofy Brown
Kofy Brown, an Oakland, CA musician, singer, and songwriter, has been a pioneering force in the Bay Area’s hip-hop soul scene since the early 90s. Leading her band on tour all over North America, Canada, and Europe, Kofy has shared the stage with Macy Gray, Bootsy Collins, Iggy Pop, and The Stooges, just to name a few. She and her band—the KBB—have developed a reputation for putting on an outstanding live show.

Katie Cash
Katie Cash has been a rock n' roll staple in the Bay Area for over 25 years, sharing stages with Iggy and The Stooges, LP, Detroit Cobras, Cris Williamson, JD Samson, Bitch!, and many more. Cash is an award-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist for her solo project Katie Cash Band, as well as punk-inflected quartet Year of the Fist, and all female, queer rock n' soul band Skip The Needle—who just wrapped an entirely sold out, two month run of Hedwig and The Angry Inch in Berkeley, CA.

Shelley Doty
Labeled "a future legend" by one reviewer and a "guitar goddess" by another, Shelley Doty is considered one the best independent performers in the business. As a songwriter, she creates articulate songs for today by sprinkling them with respect for the music of her youth (rock, R&B, jazz, funk). Her brand-new CD, Over The Line, is now out and available via CD Baby. In addition to fronting her band, the Shelley Doty X-tet, Shelley also often performs solo acoustic. When Shelley plays electric guitar, she rips into it like no other woman ever has—she has a swagger and confidence to play lead guitar that is as rare as it is electrifying...

Daria 'Shani' Johnson, Drummer/Singer
Berkeley grad Daria 'Shani' Johnson, a dynamic force in the Bay Area music scene, is a sought-after drummer known for her rock-solid, sensual style. Collaborating with icons like Barbara Dane and Esperanza Spalding, she brings infectious energy to every performance. Co-founder of London Street, her diverse talents have graced stages with John Legend and Erykah Badu. Praised by JamBase as a "real talent" and a "show unto herself," Shani's drumming prowess, akin to Keith Moon and Steve Gorman, spans jazz, rock, blues, and more. A contemporary force, she consistently leaves her mark on the music scene.


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