Big Joanie are a black feminist punk band describing themselves as 'like The Ronettes filtered through 80s DIY and 90s riot grrrl, with a sprinkling of dashikis'.
Based in London, Big Joanie formed in the summer of 2013 to play at First Timers (a gig where each band plays their set for the very first time) at the close of the year. The band also functioned as a space where its members (Stephanie Phillips, Chardine Taylor-Stone and Estella Adeyeri) could be completely themselves as black women, and within it discover their own power in creativity.
Big Joanie are influenced by Nirvana, Riot Grrrl, Throwing Muses, X-Ray Spex, The Bags, My Bloody Valentine, The Ronettes, Darlene Love, Tina Turner, Jesus and the Mary Chain, Breeders, PJ Harvey, Shop Assistants.
Big Joanie tour dates listed on Ents24.com since Nov 2018.
Official website bigjoanie.bandcamp.com