The Joy Evelation

Highlight Reel

2013 Honorable Mention – 23rd Annual LA Music Awards

The Joy Evelation is an Australian rock band, formed in Perth, Western Australia in 2011. It was founded by Mia Joy (vocals & guitars) and Rob Garnett (guitars) originally as a recording project following the dissolution of their previous bands.

The group originally began as Mia Joy and Blue Cargo that began playing Blues/ Rock and after a successful start they developed their own spin on the Rock Industry. The name was changed to Revelation and ended up as Evelation as a described “Elevated Revelation”, the name remains today.

Attention quickly focused on the band and they were asked to support ZZTop in Perth, 23rd April 2011. Rose Tattoo were to complete the line up and the show turned a massive crowd and was a great step up for the band.

July 30th 2011 saw a release of the first self-titled EP, The Joy Evelation, launched at Players Bar, Mandurah Western Australia and its succes was immediate, both selling out the EP and excellent sales followed on itunes.

August 31st 2012 saw release of the second EP, nicknamed “The Red Album” that was launched at The Norfolk Hotel, Fremantle Western Australia. The band did some heavy promotion and played live on Perths biggest radio station 96fm, which attributed to the show being sold out.
2012 proved to be a frantic year for the band, travelling to the US to play at the iconic Whisky A Go Go on Sunset, LA California. This show followed with a performance at The Viper Room that Rob claimed as the best gig the band has ever played. Remaining in the US the band finished the tour playing the Good Hurt Bar, Venice Beach, California before returning to Perth for a short break before returning back into the studio to work on the debut album.

The Joy Evelation also received an “Honourable Mention for their performance and song “I Adore You” at the 2013 LA Music Awards.

2013 found the band going full time in the studio while fitting in a few gigs to keep everything tight. Mia, Rob and Brenton were asked to play some acoustic shows and played 2 shows with Australian Rock icons Ian Moss (Cold Chisel) and Daryl Braithwaite from Australian and International acclaim. The band played several more gigs in 2013, headlining the Kwinana Festival in October.

2014 started by playing a charity gig for Relay for life, in support for The Australian Cancer Council and ended with Mia and Rob teaming up with Dino Maddalone and Dig Lewis to play a massive show again at The Whiskey A Go Go, California. Along with an acoustic show at The House of Blues, the tour was a great success and opened up a colabiration with two of Americas finest musicians in a recording process spanning between Perth and Los Angeles.

While in the USA, The band undertook changes and with Dino and Dig they enjoyed presenting some new material from the debut cd REVELATION which was released May 24th 2014 at the Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle Western Australia.

The Album is a culmination of 2 years recording and contains 10 tracks the band chose as a great CD, The album was engineered by Rob Garnett at RGM and co-produced with Mia Joy who also wrote the music and lyrics for the album.

The New EP – Stain is set for release May 17th 2015, featuring Dino Maddalone and Dig Lewis and we welcome to the band Stevan Draca and Sergej Vujanovic to complete the new lineup.


The Joy Evelation is an Australian rock band, formed in Perth, Western Australia in 2011. It was founded by Mia Joy (vocals & guitars) and Rob Garnett (guitars) originally as a recording project following the dissolution of their previous bands.

Current line up

Mia Joy – Vocals and Guitar, Rob Garnett – Guitar,

Stevan Draca – Drums, Sergej Vujanovic – Bass Guitar

Notable performances

During the past four years the JE have played some Iconic Venues and Shows both headlining and alongside both International and Australian acts of notoriety. These include ZZTop, Ian Moss, The Baby Animals, The Superjesus, Daryl Braithewaite, The Living End, Rose Tattoo and Gus G.

At home on large stages and arenas, the band has also appeared at The Viper Room, The house of Blues, The Good Hurt Club and while in The USA Mia and Rob were joined by Grammy Award Winner Dino Maddalone on Drums and Legendary Bass Player Dig Lewis completing one massive show at the The Whisky A Go Go, Sunset Strip, California.

The Joy Evelation also received an“Honourable Mention for their performance and song “ I Adore you” at the 2013 LA Music Awards.

TV Appearances

Special Guests on The Dino Maddalone Show – “Ask Dino” – 2013 USA,

“What you gonna do about it” – Used live for AFL football show promotion.


30th July 2011 – Released The first EP “Black”

6th January 2012 – Released 2 Singles from “Black”

31th August 2012 – Released The second EP “red”

24th May 2014 – Released First Album “Revelation”

17th May 2015 – Released Third EP “Stain”