Joyce Vincent has been singing with the Former Supremes since September 2009! Joyce has proven to be a valuable asset to this trio, her beautiful voice and sweet demeanor make her the perfect fit for this group.
It's amazing that in 1977 Scherrie Payne and Susaye Greene chose Joyce Vincent to be the replacement for the departing Mary Wilson. Unfortunately that new lineup didn't materialize until 40 years later, but today we finally get to experience the beautiful sounds of Scherrie, Susaye And Joyce.
Since we are reminiscing about Joyce's beginnings with the trio we decided to share some never before seen photos from her first photo shoot with the ladies, and her first official live performance with them in Spain alongside Damon Harris' Temptations Revue.
Many of the photos below came from the first photo shoot Joyce did with the group which happened straight after the show in Spain. Eric Iversen & I collected the ladies from LAX and had the shoot a few days later. Now, our shoots can be a little frantic with quick changes of gowns/hair/makeup etc. but Joyce fitted right in and it was obvious (from the resulting pictures) that this lady was meant to be in the Supreme Team. She's truly a great addition and has grown into her role. I remember Joyce saying to me about 5 years ago how much she enjoys being in the group. I guess that's partly because being in an all female group the dynamics are going to be more divergent. It's important that the ladies all get along (as Scherrie Payne & Lynda Laurence have for several decades) because this affects the energy levels both on and off stage. Today, the happiness levels are maintained with Susaye Greene back in the fold and (of course) the vocal blend works beautifully - as you will soon hear for the very first time! We're all so excited to debut the new sound on our all-new album SUPREMELY YOURS II.
Happy Anniversary Joyce!, We have loved spending theses last 9 years with you on the FLOS team, and we look forward to many more to come!
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