Joyce Hawley’s singing career began in the late 1960’s in Raleigh, NC.
She started as a favorite performer on WRAL-TV doing commercials and specials with Charlie Gaddy as well as being an annual entertainer on the local broadcast of the United Cerebral Palsy Telethon. Joyce sang throughout the state with many local bands. After a few years, she formed her own band called “Joyce Hawley and the Rhythm Section.” Joyce performed at all of the popular supper clubs in Raleigh, especially The Velvet Cloak Inn where she worked frequently for 20 years. She traveled regionally to entertain at country clubs, private parties, corporate affairs, weddings and other celebratory events. From 1988-1993, Joyce owned and managed her own supper club called “Joyce’s” at 2404 Wake Forest Road in Raleigh, where she also performed regularly with her band six nights a week . Her range of music has always included country, pop, rock, jazz blues, standards and show tunes.
Since 2000, Joyce and her two daughters have owned and operated a colorful home furnishings boutique in Raleigh called The Eclectic FURNITURE Garden. Joyce, a lifetime painter, used her love of old furniture and painting to begin this one-of-a-kind business which flourishes today.
***Joyce’s studio recordings have been remastered to CD format and can be purchased by calling (919) 274-9230. ***