Joy Ike has been compared to the likes of Corinne Bailey Rae, Norah Jones, and Regina Spektor. Her honest, bittersweet songwriting has earned her the title of Pittsburgh City Paper’s “Best Solo Artist” for four years in a row, the chance to open for a number of national touring acts, and the the opportunity to play festivals such as Lilith Fair, Purple Door, and Calvin College’s Festival of Faith & Music. Her music has turned up on Relevant Magazine’s The Drop, and various NPR affiliates in the northeast. A write-up on NPR’s All Things Considered says “The depth of subjects she tackles in her poetic lyrics are perfectly complemented by a unique blend of neo-soul, with just the right dash of pop.a truly compelling act to watch in person, with the ability to create an intimate setting in locations big and small.”
Hannah’s now a Music Therapy and notable Songwriting major at the world-renowned Berklee College of Music. Her thoughtful writing encompasses the
human condition with honesty, charisma, and hope. “A good mix of sweetness and pop sensibility, with an engaging voice that sounds like fine wine,” Peter Swenson, Director of Social Media, CD Baby. She was selected a s winner in Berklee’s prestigious Performer/Songwriter Contest and annual Songwriting Competition. She has also performed in The Best of Berklee’s Songwriters Showcase. Her song “Let’s Be Frisbees” won the Perfect Pitch contest in Fall 2010, and was also featured on a compilation CD for the Raising the Blues Foundation, which distributed uplifting music to children’s hospitals around New England.