Mike Joyce Profile
Mike Joyce (Michael Adrian Paul Joyce) is an English Radio presenter, DJ, Drummer, Charity patron, Guest Speaker, Award Show Host, and Voice-Over Artist. He is well-known for being a drummer for an English rock band formed in 1982 in Manchester, England.
Mike Joyce Career
Joyce is a drummer for an English rock band formed in 1982 in Manchester, England. He is also the host of a weekly radio show on Manchester radio station XS Manchester since October 2017. In addition to these roles, he is also the patron of the Manchester-based charity called Back on Track. He went to St Gregory’s Grammar School based in Manchester where he graduated. He, later on, began his career as a band member of a band called “The Smiths” which broke in 1987.
After the band broke, he began playing with Sinéad O’Connor alongside Smiths’ bassist Andy Rourke. Sinéad O’Connor is a famous Irish musician as well as a songwriter who has been in the music industry since 1986 till date. Joyce and Andy released a DVD of Inside The Smiths that chronicled their experiences of being in the band (The Smiths). Joyce was also the host of several shows on East Village Radio, an internet station.
Mike Joyce Age
Joyce was born on 1 June 1963 in Fallowfield, Manchester, England. He is therefore 59 years old as of 2022.
Mike Joyce Height
Joyce stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Mike Joyce Family
Joyce was born and raised by his Irish Catholic parents, his father, Tommy Watt, and his mother Romany Bain. He was raised in Manchester alongside his brother Michael Cary.
Quick Facts About Joyce
|Age||59 years old as of 2022|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Mike Joyce Wife
Joyce is happily married to his wife Christina Riley. The couple tied the knot in 1994 and have been together since then. In addition to that, the couple is also blessed to be parents to their three children. Joyce also publicized that he is a vegetarian and a Manchester City football fan. Whenever he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
Mike Joyce’s Net Worth
Joyce has an estimated net worth of 8 $ Million which he has earned through his successful career as a Radio presenter, DJ, Drummer, Charity patron, Guest Speaker, Award Show Host, and Voice-Over Artist.
Mike Joyce (The Smiths)
The Smiths is an English rock band that was formed in Manchester in 1982 and broke in 1987. The band was made up of guitarist Johnny Marr, singer Morrissey, bassist Andy Rourke, and drummer Mike Joyce. In 1983, the band was signed to an independent label called Rough Trade Records. They released their first album in 1984 called “The Smiths” and their songs were based on the songwriting partnership of Marr and Morrissey.
Throughout the years that they were active, quite a number of their songs were in the top 20 of the UK Singles Chart. In addition to that, all their albums were top five of the UK Albums Chart, including the 1985 Meat, Is Murder which was number one. Later on, in 1986, they released an album called The Queen Is Dead which was a huge success all across Europe and beyond.
In 1987, they released Strangeways, Here We Come which was also a blast. In 1987, the band officially broke and even followed with filing cases. Over the years, the band members publicized that they have no plans of reuniting mostly because of the tensions that are still existing amongst Joyce, Marr, and Morrissey.
Mike Joyce Law Suit
Joyce filed a case against former Smiths colleagues Morrissey and Johnny Marr in 1996 for an equal share of recording royalties and performance. After several court hearings, Joyce won the case and awarded damages of about £1 million from Marr and Morrissey. However, Morrissey unsuccessfully appealed Mike’s allegations which led to more quarreling among the three. Earlier in 1989, Joyce sued Marr and Morrissey for 25% of the Smiths’ recording royalties. Joyce won the case in 1996 “on the basis of the 1890 Partnership Act”.
Mike Joyce Song
Below is a list of some of Mike’s songs:
- Fields of Athenry
- Dreamer’s Dream
- When You Left Me
- Already Gone
- I know it’s over
- Bigmouth Strikes Again
- How Soon is now
- Heaven knows I’m Miserable Now
- Back to the Old House