Maximum Joy

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Formed in 1979, Maximum Joy was originated by Janine Rainforth (singer /violin/clarinet) and Tony Wrafter (saxophonist/trumpeter, previously of another Bristol band, Glaxo Babies). Other founder members were Charlie Llewellin (drums, previously of Glaxo Babies), John Waddington (guitar, previously of Pop Group) and Dan Catsis (bass, previously of Pop Group and Glaxo Babies). Later Kevin Evans (Ebo) joined as bass player; Jeremy Hirsch also joined on keys and trumpet and Nellee Hooper on percussion and backing vocals.
The band reformed in 2015 to perform at Simple Things, Bristol. Rainforth spearheaded the reformation and went on to form a new band MXMJoY.
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Albums

201920 Maximum Joy - Station M.X.J.Y. album art Maximum Joy Station M.X.J.Y. (Album) Y Records 201920 France 1982 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

99-08EP Maximum Joy - Stretch album art Maximum Joy Stretch (EP, Single) Y Records 99-08EP US 1981 Sell This Version
CLUB 4 Maximum Joy - Do It Today / Touchdown album art Maximum Joy / The Higsons Maximum Joy / The Higsons - Do It Today / Touchdown (Single) Fontana CLUB 4 UK 1982 Sell This Version
12Y 26, 12Y26 Maximum Joy - In The Air album art Maximum Joy In The Air Y Records, Y Records 12Y 26, 12Y26 UK 1982 Sell This Version
Y15, Y 15 Maximum Joy - White And Green Place album art Maximum Joy White And Green Place (Single, Maxi) Y Records, Y Records Y15, Y 15 UK 1982 Sell This Version
GAR 112, GAR 1/12 Maximum Joy - Why Cant We Live Together album art Maximum Joy Why Cant We Live Together (Single) Garage Records (6) GAR 112, GAR 1/12 UK 1983 Sell This Version

Compilations

CDHW 101 Maximum Joy - Unlimited (1979 - 1983) album art Maximum Joy Unlimited (1979 - 1983) (Comp) Crippled Dick Hot Wax! CDHW 101 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
SSR001 Maximum Joy - I Can't Stand It Here On Quiet Nights: Singles 1981-82 album art Maximum Joy I Can't Stand It Here On Quiet Nights: Singles 1981-82(2x12", Comp) Silent Street SSR001 UK 2017 Sell This Version