Joyce Wright Pierce

Houston, Texas

Joyce Wright Pierce

Houston, Texas

www.facebook.com/247INTIMATE PRAISE www.youtube.com/joycepierce www.soundcloud.com/joycepierce Joyce Pierce offers up a message of spiritual love and worship with her debut Christian release - 24/7 Intimate Praise. And like the balanced wings of a dove, her music conveys a sense of innocence, tenderness, and peace to fans of all styles and genres. Joyce Wright joined the multi-Grammy winning quintet, The 5th Dimension, in 1979. Already an established act, Joyce stepped into the big time with The 5th Dimension and dates all over the world including private performances for President Reagan, The US Press Corp and a slew of international delegates, as well as television performances on Solid Gold, Johnny Carson Show, and Merv Griffin. After a long run in Las Vegas with several hit shows and a Broadway production and tour of Fats Waller’s “Ain’t Misbehavin’” under her belt, Joyce left The 5th Dimension in 1987 to pursue a solo career. The 43 weeks per year on the road, day in and day out had taken its toll, when one evening she encountered Phil Driscoll. Pierce recollects, “I knew the point at which my back was against the wall from the grueling schedule of being in such a huge group. After a show at Trump Palace with The 5th Dimension, I was watching Phil Driscoll and realized the power and anointing in what he was doing, and how it helped other people.” That overwhelming combination of musical and inspirational power eventually led her in the same direction. Some time later and now married, Joyce relocated to Milwaukee with her husband, pro NBA player Ricky Pierce, where she performed at the Milwaukee Symphony Pop Series and continued with her music doing ads and jingles until her husband was traded to the Seattle Supersonics. Joyce Pierce recorded and released her debut solo effort in 1992 at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles with noted producer/writer/arranger Patrick Moten (Anita Baker, Rosie Gaines, Bobby Womack, Johnny Taylor, Ike & Tina Turner). Released independently, the single had great success in Europe. She is also noted for singing background on DJ Rogers hit single Say You Love Me, and singing a duet on the Memphis Horns album, My heart belongs to you. In 1994, Joyce made the decision to turn her attentions to raising her family but all the while music and the message continued to tug at her soul. She took the opportunity to start singing in church, which became the pivotal point in her career. “I saw what a difference it made to everyone there a

  • Work
    • Trinity Three Publishing
  • Education
    • Santa Monica High
    • Santa Monica College