Soul singer JOYCE SIMS died on Saturday 15th October. At the moment, no further details are being made available save that Joyce was 63. Her death was announced on social media by “events organiser” CJ Carlos, who also worked at Chelsea Football Club. Yesterday he posted “Having spoken to her immediate family tonight, it’s with a heavy heart that I post this news Joyce Sims has passed away. Joyce was an amazing singer song writer who had so many hits in the 80s. As most of you know she was going to be one of our USA artist’s in Portugal next May. My heart goes out to her partner Errol and their children and close family.”
Joyce Sims broke through in the 80s with a string of powerful hits like the Kurtis Mantronik-produced ‘All and All’, and then ‘ Lifetime Love’, ‘Walk Away’ and ‘Looking for a Love’, though her biggest hit and signature song was the insidious ‘Come Into My Life’ (1988). Soul fans also revere her cover of Barbara Acklin’s ‘Love Makes a Woman’.
Joyce’s hits dried up in the 90s, though she was rarely out of work. She was particularly popular in the UK and Europe and her most recent release was this Summer’s new take on Bobby Caldwell’s ‘What You Won’t Do For Love’.
Find out more about Joyce via our 2015 with her. We believ it was the lovely lady’s last major interview with the soul press… https://www.soulandjazzandfunk.com/interviews/coming-back-into-our-lives-joyce-sims-returns-with-a-new-album-love-song-the-songstress-speak