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Chris Joyce

born on 11/10/1957 in Manchester, North West England, United Kingdom

Chris Joyce

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Chris Joyce
Born 11 October 1957

Chris Joyce (born Manchester, England, 11 October 1957)[1] is known for being drummer with different new wave groups and with Simply Red in the 1980s.

Coming from Didsbury, Manchester, he adopted the hippie lifestyle.[2] His most remote band was Fast Breeder, a short-lived late 1970s punk group from Manchester who was formed by him on drums and Dave Rowbotham on guitar, and managed by Tony Wilson. Wilson called Joyce and Rowbotham to form a band alongside guitarist Vini Reilly and bass guitarist Tony Bowers, The Durutti Column.[3] That line-up of the band released only two songs from the first EP of Factory, A Factory Sample, before Joyce, Rowbotham and Bowers quit the band to form another post-punk band around 1979, The Mothmen.

The Mothmen released only two studio albums and a number of singles, before disbanding in the 1980s. During his time with The Mothmen, Joyce worked with Pink Military,[4] London Underground and Judy Nylon. By mid-1980s, he was working with Suns of Arqa, before forming Simply Red, alongside his bandmate Tony Bowers and singer Mick Hucknall.


  1. The Rolling stone encyclopedia of rock & roll. Fireside, 2001. ISBN 0743201205, 9780743201209 Chris Joyce [b. 11 Oct. 1957, Manchester], drums
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  4. Buckley, Pete. The rough guide to rock p. 793. Rough Guides, 2003. ISBN 1843531054, 9781843531050

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