“Perry 'N Joy” is a musical performance collaboration featuring Rick Perry and Nadine Joy.
Perry'NJoy, play cover songs of many genres, from: Jazz, Soft Rock, Country, Broadway, 50's-80's Rock, Beach, to recent Pop from Lady GaGa and Adele, to Pharrell. They each sing lead and backing vocals w harmonies, and play live instruments along with midi backing tracks to produce a "Big Band Sound". Perry plays keyboards, key-tar, steel guitar, and alto sax. Joy plays electronic drum percussion pad with cymbal, and percussion. Along with their musicianship, PNJ "entertain" and interact with each audience, from cabaret/floor shows to background music.
As a professional performer for decades, Perry could usually be found behind a stack of several keyboards in various club and show bands around the country. He spent over 5 years touring extensively across US in Hotel circuit from Playboy Clubs in New Jersey, to top Hotels in New Orleans, in show bands as keyboard player, music synthesist, and multi-instrumentalist. He returned home, to Florida, for many more years of show band residencies throughout the Florida Hotel Circuit. A background in both music and computer programming allows him to blend the magic of the modern laptop and today's sophisticated digital keyboards to produce the rich and widely varied sound, live, in real-time ranging from solo piano, to a traditional Jazz quartet, to a Big Band arrangement, to a full theatrical orchestration of a Broadway hit.
Is a current member of Actors' Equity Association. She was a Star Search Grand Finalist (Star Search Australia), and was cast by famed international director Sir Trevor Nunn, for the leading role of Grisabella in Australia's "Cats". She headlined many performances at "Jazz after dark" Melbourne (Australia) Concert hall Series with Barney McCall (2007 American Grammy nominee), and performed her One woman Show in Australia with Barney McCall trio "Nadine Honey Is that You". She appeared in Australian films , TV mini-series , Clubs, Live TV shows, headlined Corporate functions for : Australian Music Expo for Sennheiser microphones , int'l Mary Kay conference (Hilton), and voice overs in a Penguin Award winning TV commercial. She also featured as Presenter and Narrator of WEDU Tampa Public Broadcasting's documentary, "Creative Hearts”, which won a 2004 Aurora Award.