"The Joy Reunion's songs are heart bred, hard won and well made! You will be singing along and feeling it, trust! Get with this record online and see them sing together as soon as you possibly can! You will be filled with hope and three part harmonies!!"
-Ruby Force (Rolling Stone Featured Artist)
Robert Easley and Gentry Monreal have been playing together for nearly 20 years as worship leaders at a church called "The Packinghouse" in Redlands, Ca. California based Guitarist Neil Morrison joined the worship team in 2008 where there was an immediate connection between the 3 of them, and for the past 11 years, these three have been inseparable.
Individually, each member has enjoyed many wonderful musical achievements in their own projects- from performing alongside blues greats Joe Bonomassa and Kenny Wayne Shepherd to collaborating with Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys. Neil, Gentry and Rob have performed together not only at their home church but also with various bands throughout the years. In 2017 The Joy Reunion was formed and work began on writing songs for the groups debut album.
The Joy Reunion is a melting pot of musical influence. Rob brings an influence of pop/rock, and you can defiantly hear the influence of "90's country" in his songwriting and melodies. Gentry brings classic country, folk and roots to the table- think Patty Griffin, Allison Kraus and Emmylou Harris. People often refer to Gentry as a "Song Bird" Once you hear the sweetness of her voice you will realize a void has been filled in your life. Neil Morrison brings in the blues, southern rock and folk influences of The
Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton. Neil is a phenomenal guitar player and all around great musician that demands your attention the minute your hear him strike the first chord.
So what makes The Joy Reunion special?
Every band brings influences of the past to the table. It’s simple-Storytelling and Harmony.
When Rob, Gentry and Neil sing, you are not hearing three voices harmonize, you are hearing one force, one powerful sonic experience that fills the void you didn’t know your ears were missing.
If you listen to the lyrics of their music, you will realize that every song is a life story. The beautiful thing about the stories they tell through their music, is that they come from the heart, from personal experience, from moments of inspiration, and you get to hear true honest words of life and love from both a male and female perspective. No matter who you are, and where you are in your life,
these stories will touch you.
The Joy Reunion are making a name for themselves not only in the California Country scene but in country music in general. The groups amazing 3 part harmonies and songwriting skills are attracting attention from major country artists and industry professionals. The Joy Reunion will hook you from the moment you hear them sing and their songs will grab you and take you on a musical journey.
The Joy Reunion are driven to succeed and it is displayed by how hard they work. Not only did The Joy reunion write all the songs on their debut album but they produced, engineered and mixed the album in the groups home studio located in Redlands CA. They also produced and edited their debut music video for their new song titled
"Every Little Thing"
The Debut Album From The Joy Reunion Is Out Now!
“We’ve Come Too Far” is a musical journey, a story, telling of love, loss, passion, heartbreak and grit, family and faith - all the things that make a life. The thing about growing older is you find you have a lot more to say from your life experiences. Isn’t that what we all love about music? That you can hear a song and feel like it was written about you or for you? That you’ve been there? Music has been such a big part of our life’s journey- as with any good story, there’s the rise and the fall, the devastation and the hope in finding the strength to keep on moving forward and keeping the dream within you alive -against all odds. That moment when you say “we’ve come too far” to give up now. And something magical happens. It’s what we hope touches your heart as you hear our songs. Enjoy!