Greetings from the Sorrow Killing Division!
We write to you mid-vacation time with EXCITING NEWS!
We, hereby, are SO EXCITED to introduce to you OUR NEW BASS PLAYER…ZOE GUIGUENO! We’ve been itching to tell you about this incredible woman, and now that we’ve got all the papers in order (she’s from Toronto!), we can! Here’s a few words about our newest Canadian:
Zoe grew up on a tiny Pacific island in British Columbia’s Straight of Georgia, in a community of 900 people. As such, she is prone to roaming the woods, swimming in the ocean year round, and losing her shoes. Zoe was brought to the bass by way of a recorder consort which she played in with her mom. (We are all hoping there are recordings of this, and will keep you posted.) She lives in Toronto now, and is working on her first recital in aerial silks. Jake is hoping that aerial silks lessons will be one of the perks of having Zoe in the band. We have high hopes for his potential in the sport.
A few words from Zoe:
Emma: What are you most excited about, now that you’ve joined Joy Kills Sorrow?
Zoe: Expanding my musical community and touring in the States! And Wes’ cooking.
E: What is your favorite van pastime?
Z: Studying maps, reading. Listening to Keith Richards autobiography was pretty entertaining, too, and eating cookies.
E: How do you feel about the amount of facial hair in Joy Kills Sorrow?
Z: I’m pretty used to bearded musicians, but Jake really takes the cake.
Zoe is psyched to get out and meet you guys, and we’re excited for you to meet her! We really couldn’t have hoped for a better fit for our band. Zoe is an awesome person and an incredible musician, and we hope to see you all out on the road soon so you can meet her!
In the meantime, we’re also very excited to be going back into the studio later this month, armed with some brand new songs. Expect to hear more updates on our upcoming recording over the next month.
And last, but not least, Zoe’s last name is pronounced gwee-GWEN-oh. No, wait. GWI-gwen-woh. No, no, wait. GIG-en-oh. Yeah, that’s it. GIG-en-oh. Promise.
Emma, Zoe, Matt, Jake, and Wes