The
Derek Joys

Another Waterford showband, The Derek Joys took their name from their lead vocalist. Included in the band were musicians such as Jimmy Foley, Anthony O'Keefe, Noel Cahill, Charlie Murphy, Nicky Cahill and Michael Cahill. American G.I. Earl Jordan fronted the band for a while and D.J. Curtin of The Kerry Blues was also a member. The band relocated To Mexico where they released an LP. While in Mexico, drummer Michael Cahill was tragically killed in a speedboat accident.

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Related: Caroline, Kerry Blues, Big 8

Town/Village/County: Waterford

Vocals: Derek Joy / Earl Jordan
Lead Guitar:
Michael Cleere
2nd Guitar:
Bass:
Trumpet:
Sax/Clarinet: D.J. Curtin / Derek Joy
Trombone:
Piano/Organ:
Drums:
Michael Cahill
Manager:
Frank Traynor
Discography:

In the late '60s, the band dropped the word 'Derek' from its name and became The Joys.
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