Joy Anonymous Bringing Accessible Happiness to The Larimer Lounge

Joy Anonymous Bringing Accessible Happiness to The Larimer Lounge

November 30, 2023 Off By John Cargile

“Scatter Joy”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson 

That was the message on a sign in the was in the yoga studio when I was getting clean (20 years sober on Dec 7). By coming together and working on our own inner peace and outer health, we were able to celebrate together then take the practice off the mat into our relationships, workplaces, dealings with society and everywhere our light could shine.

UK act Joy Anonymous delivers community, celebration, spontaneity, fun, and love with their musical performances and output. The driving beats surrounded by vocals from classic soul and current pop samples, they really bring the joy to the party. 

Photo courtesy Wasserman Mediam Copyright ⓒ 2023 .

Henry Counsell and Louis Curran, the duo forming JA, started delivering sounds to people working out during the pandemic on London’s South Bank. This evolved to full on parties that were accessible to all – something Counsell says was similar to what he had seen supporting friends attending Alcohol Anonymous meetings.  

The emotion of joy became the center of their blooming in the music world. So much that their impressive output over the past few years all are listed as JOY (song name). In a world where people are so isolated both by ego and/or bad luck, it is refreshing to see a group push for the beauty of accessible connection.  

Denver is so blessed to have them perform Friday at The Larimer Lounge on the short North American tour. I’m especially excited to celebrate with songs like JOY (Head To The Sky), JOY (Don’t It Make You Feel), JOY (In Me All The Time), JOY (404), and JOY (God Only Knows)

We might even get some of their tracks with the likes of Brittany Howard, Fred Again…, The Blessed Madonna, and Jungle.  

Get out an experience the celebration that Joy Anonymous delivers to its community, and then scatter that joy out in the world  

“There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us. ‘Tis good to give a stranger a meal, or a night’s lodging. ‘Tis better to be hospitable to his good meaning and thought, and give courage to a companion. We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture, which we are willing to give the advantage of a good light.” 

— Ralph Waldo Emerson; Philosopher, Poet, Author 

Listen to more Joy (Anonymous) HERE


  • John Cargile

    John Cargile teaches and DJs for hundreds of Denver yogis and his power yoga classes. His southern roots of soul and pop music melded with indie and dance music in Colorado over the years.