Joy Adegoke and Wim Janssens are partner in crime, in music and in life. Since 2009 the pair has performed as Joy Wellboy, singing, strumming and sharing their love. They write their first songs together in Brussels, their hometown. As a result of this fresh collaboration, Joy Wellboy releases a first single in 2010 called "Flush Me", a dark anthem where Joy sings her heart out in order to get to the light.
In that same period Joy Wellboy hooks up with booking agents in France and Belgium and starts performing live.
Some labels propose deals to the band, but none of them seem to fully fit the spirit of the band. They need fresh input and decide to head for California where they make a road trip. During their 3 month stay, they shoot 12 short movies (some of them in Death Valley) and record the soundtrack on the road in tents and motels.
Back in Brussels they record and finish the songs for their first album. After the recordings they decide to move to Berlin, to work closely with their new label BPitch Control. In sept 2013 they release their debut " Yorokobi's Mantra", and the album gets raving reviews like:
"…The Belgian duo make an alluringly offbeat back-porch electro-pop with enough space inside for romantic aches and random mistakes. Not quite dance music, not quite euro pop, not quite indie electronica..sublime! " (Uncut 8/10)
The first single "Lay Down Your Blade" is a duet and gets airplay on different radio stations in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Turkey. The song is chosen number 1 in the listener's top 25 of 2013 on Radio Eins, Germany. The piano version of "Lay Down Your Blade", recorded in their living room, gets Airplay on KCRW radio in LA.
People start to notice Joy Wellboy and they begin to tour across Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, Belgium and France.
Playing supports for bands like Alt J, Morcheeba, Sohn, We Have Band and Eiffel. In the meantime they start working together with Melt Booking in Germany. They perform their songs as a duo with loopstations. The magic between them on stage works and leaves no audience unsatisfied. Their basic approach is loaded with energy.
In june 2014 Joy Wellboy releases a new EP. The 8 track-EP with four freshly recorded tracks includes the radio single "Birds" and 4 Remixes of "Before The Sunrise", the intro track of their debut album. Dixon's epic remix of "Before The Sunrise" becomes a favourite in many sets during the summer festivals and ends up high in the RA'S Top 100 of 2014.
In between the live shows they set up a small recording studio in their apartment, where they start writing and recording their second album. Working and living together for more than five years has created an understanding between them that makes the process of
writing music more effective and productive than before. Instruments are not treated the way they are supposed to be treated. On top of it all, there is Joy bringing it all home.
Sometimes she sounds like a lost siren in a sea of nothingness, other times she charges you with energy with her unique delivery and clear melodic phrases. Wim takes you to other parts of their universe with his crackled baritone.
Their following album "Wedding" was released in early 2015 and was very well received by the music press and radios. it was followed up by a long european tour and festival dates (like Melt Festival, Dour Festival and Dockville) throughout the summer, as well as fashion show apperiances for the likes of Armani and Berlin Fashion Week, and a week in Japan.