Justine Joy, a Filipino - Australian-based independent artist, is now in the Philippines to promote her carrier single “Tonight” which she also wrote included in her debut album entitled “Fly Away.” Now available in all Odyssey Music Stores.
Her album launch was recently held at RJ Bistro located at the basement of Dusit Thani hotel in Makati last July 8, 2015. WazzupPilipinas.com was there to cover the event because we totally support newly emerging artists especially those with Filipino blood.
"Fly Away" is a testament of her fun and carefree spirit that soars high with her intense passion for music. Spending her childhood years honing her talent in singing by taking a vocal coach, joining singing talent competition, and performing in numerous school plays, her big break was in 2006 when she was spotted by a dance talent scout and persuaded her to be part of the newly formed hip hop dance crew “Gigabeatz” whom she went on to dance and sing with them until 2008.
Gigabeatz won and placed in the top spots in several local hip hop dance competitions such as “Looze Control” and “Groove Hills”, as well as performed at many local charity and nightclub events.
In 2007, Justine was fortunate enough to dance with Gigabeatz as the front act to the acclaimed group “The Outlawz” created by the late legendary rapper Tupac Shakur on his 10th Anniversary Legacy Tour, at their Sydney show with local artists Lia Maja and Abel.
Also in 2007, Justine and Gigabeatz placed 1st in the local song and dance competition “Boogie Tunez” (Justine & Gigabeatz - Boogie Tunez 2007), the first of its kind in the area. There she was approached by Australian artist Neska after winning and was congratulated and encouraged that she has so much potential in her performance skills and to keep working at it to make her performance art the best it could be.
This led to a number of live shows for Justine in some of Sydney’s acclaimed nightclubs during that year and in early 2008. Furthermore in 2007, during the “19th Philippine Fiesta Kultura” Justine and Gigabeatz were the backup dancers for Toni Gonzaga and Sam Milby’s live performances.
In March of 2008, however, Justine Joy took on a new career as a flight attendant in a prestigious international airline company. During this time she had to go on a hiatus from Gigabeatz and her performing as she was travelling the globe and her unpredictable schedule would not allow her to make it to regular rehearsals.
Around 2010, after a 2 year break, Justine felt it was time to start performing again, even if just for private family functions, as she missed performing and the stage so much. Her wish came true starting again in 2010, when she was asked to dance as an extra in local Australian-Spanglish rapper “D-Minus’” music Video “Set it Off” (D-MINUS - SET IT OFF OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO), and then again in 2012 for D-Minus’ clip “La Rumba”.
When 2013 came around, her passion grew ever larger when she performed on stage again in the “25th Philippine Fiesta Kultura.”
Justine Joy is now setting sights on fulfilling her dream of conquering the global stage with her true passion: music. In between her 'day job' and travels, she hits the studio to write and record tracks for her album. And finally, the moment has come to pass.With her formidable spirit, boundless energy, and impassioned showmanship, Justine Joy is raring and ready to fly away.
Below are the lyrics to her single just in case you want to sing along with her:
Justine Joy – ‘Tonight’ (Lyrics)
You whisper words into my ear tonight
The way you speak it drives me out of my mind
You break my fall when I need you there with me
So no matter where you are you’re here with me
Got me singing like,
‘Ooooo’… Yeah we can fly away like,
‘Ooooo’… Yeah we can away tonight…
Yeah we can fly away tonight
You take my hand; you take my breath away
The moment that we touch I don’t feel afraid
You break my fall when I need you by my side
So no matter where you are you’re here tonight