Tired of existential angst and staring out of dusty windows? JOYING is a jazz band that is dedicated to playing original jazz that swings, energises and spreads the good word. After simply one dream too many about groovy rhythm sections from the 60’s, our fretted protagonist decided one day in early 2018 that enough is enough and began writing simple tunes with a catchy melodic vernacular held together with a deep love of swing and bebop. Hold the phone. Led by guitarist/composer Matthew Roche, the band features Tom Flenady on double bass and Liam O’Leary on drums. Like this bio suggests, they are serious about not taking things too seriously. But they can also traverse those endless quagmires of the soul and are led on by Roche’s dry and irrelevant commentary of the songs.