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Livin' Joy   (UK)

EuroHouse group
Added : 15/10/2000
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Don't Stop Movin'
Dreamer
Dreamer '95
Don't Stop Movin'
Where Can I Find Love
Deep In You
Follow The Rules
Just For The Sex Of It
93 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

Latest Livin' Joy news

08/03/2020 : Livin' Joy's first vocalist Janice Robinson is working on a documentary and on a new album (Thanks to Tavi Meran)

19/11/2018 : Livin' Joy vocalist Janice Robinson performed Dreamer during X Factor UK auditions on ITV and made it through to the live shows. She was finally eliminated on week 2 (October 27-28th). (Thanks to Tavi Meran)

25/08/2009 : Niels Van Gogh made a cover after Livin' Joy's hit Dreamer, the song was released on August 14th (thanks to eurodance blog).

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Livin' Joy albums

Don't Stop Movin' Don't Stop Movin' 1996
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Livin' Joy singles

Dreamer Dreamer 19th Sep 1994  
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Dreamer '95 Dreamer '95 8th May 1995  
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Don't Stop Movin' Don't Stop Movin' 18th Apr 1996  
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Where Can I Find Love Where Can I Find Love 24th Mar 1997  
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Deep In You Deep In You 10th Sep 1997  
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Follow The Rules Follow The Rules 10th Oct 1997  
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Just For The Sex Of It Just For The Sex Of It 8th Feb 1999  
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Livin' Joy biography

Vocals and lyrics : Tameka Starr
Composers and producers : Paulo and Gianni Visnadi

Paulo and Gianni Visnadi were working in England as dance music composers. They stood behind the project Alex Party. They started the project for Livin' Joy in 1993 with Janice Robinson as female vocalist. They released a single entitled Dreamer which was so successful that it was re-released in 1995. Dreamer was #28 in Israel, #18 in the UK in it's first release and #1 there after the second release.

Then Janice left the group. The Visnadi bros. met Tameka Starr in Liverpool in 1994. When Tameka's soulful lyrics and the Visnadi bros. up tempo beats mixed, the hits started coming. Don't Stop Movin' was perfect for a follow up single, it was a worldwide hit in the second half of 1996. It reached #5 in UK, #1 in Italy, # 6 in Israel, and #3 in Australia. It sold a total of 2 million copies worldwide. Tameka also contribued to the songwriting and to the group's choreographies.

Singles to follow were Follow The Rules (# 8 in Israel, # 8 in the UK), Where Can I Find Love (# 9 in Israel, # 12 in the UK), Deep In You (which also contained a Megamix). Then the debut album Don't Stop Movin'. was released, it contained a secret song which was Dreamer (sung by Janice Robinson). It reached #41 in UK.

Livin' Joy were pretty quiet in 1998, but made a huge comeback in 1999 with the release of the new single Just For The Sex Of It. This up-tempo infectious dance song became a club anthem announcing a second album also entitled Just For The Sex Of It, which was finally never released.

2008 : tracks from the cancelled second album were leaked online and they included Love Yourself, Lookin' Fine, I Only Wanna Dance, U R My Livin' Joy, You Don't Love Me, and Bump This.

2009 : Niels Van Gogh covered Livin' Joy's hit Dreamer.

2019 : Livin' Joy is fronted by singer Luzahnn when they perform on the stages of 90s festivals and concerts. Luzahnn has performed in several musicals : Chicago (Broadway & West end), The Lion King, 42nd Street, The Producers and Spamalot. She also appeared in the blockbuster "Alexander the Great" starring Collin Farrell and Oliver Stone.

Thanks to Rogier Verkroost
Livin' Joy homepage
Thanks to Shimon O'Hana for the charts positions

Livin' Joy biography was last updated Wed, January 22nd 2020



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