Meet The Team

David Grant
Owner / Manager / Director of JOYO Audio UK Limited - Distributor of JOYO Guitar Effects
Manchester England.

David Grant - JOYO Guitar Effect PedalsAbout me : My passion for music started with playing synths, pushing buttons on things, tweaking effects on acid house basslines & drum machines in the late 80's. Later doing a little bit of DJ'ing Madchester Indie faves and rave music, a few playlists here and there too. A weird combination, but that's Manchester music for you, an eclectic mix. 

I was born in Manchester in 1972 and come from a family where music has always been part of our lives, my biggest musical influence has to be my Grandfather 'Bromley Harvey', he played Big Band trumpet and trombone throughout the 2nd World War with the likes of Glenn Miller and the Syd Lawrence Orchestra. He went on to be a popular music teacher in Manchester and remained passionate about music throughout his life, influencing the family into picking up various instruments to varying degrees of success.

I am lucky enough to have had the opportunity of turning my personal love of music into a new business and enjoy working with the many passionate, like minded talented people, friends, family and FX geeks from all over. I have worked with the team at JOYO Technology China for 7 years, was the first one to be selling them in the UK.. Slowly I like to think we have slowly been building the distribution and awareness of the brand in the UK / European market. During that time I have grown passionate about their products and our long distance relationship has become well established. A combined team effort in making it happen and certainly nothing to fear, the pedal revolution is here.! Over the last couple of years I really threw myself and my family into into the world of JOYO and the result in 2014 is JOYO Audio UK Ltd - Distributor.

I am proud of what we have achieved so far in the last 12 months by putting the foundations in place of a new business. We now act independently from any other distributor in the UK, so we can maintain the affordable prices for all concerned.

We are now able to bring these fantastic products to the UK market and focus on distribution, it shows our support for the independent music retailers who are looking for something different with a margin that is attractive. It shows the UK, that JOYO is a serious contender to the alternatives.. There is great support for JOYO out there, great comments on line on our facebook page and now we are appearing in print in the UK.. JOYO products appeal on every level, the affordability and tonal quality of the range mean that they are the perfect choice for everybody, from young musicians starting out to experienced professionals.

We want to include everybody from our talented colleagues who design the pedals in the new JOYO factory, to the independent retailers who we promise to work with and support in the UK, to the aspiring artists who use the products. We want to share our knowledge, our passion, our universal love for music and to most of all just encourge the enjoyment it brings.

I am 41 partner for 25 years to (Liz-below), a dad to two beautiful girls and 2 whippets, I'm a bit of a hippy, vegetarian, liberal, free thinking, introverted, music business man-cunian, Hacienda 88-92 raver, BMX'er, unsigned musician, business intelligence consultant and software / web developer. (not in that order).. oh I like photography too.. all those photos, I took them..

Elizabeth Finlow

Operations Director

JOYO Audio UK Limited

The organised one.. aka MUM


Lewis Thompson
JOYO Audio UK Sales & Artist support

The knowledgeable one.


Andy Walker
JOYO Audio UK Sales
He sells sea shells by the sea shore.


Matt Bolter

With over 25 years experience of playing live music, look out for his honest comments and reviews coming on each product page.

"Like me, I guess most guitarists love to experiment with their sound. Though most of us don't have the money to buy pedal after pedal in the search for our own holy grail. This is where JOYO comes in, quality pedals and accessories at low prices so you can experiment without breaking the bank" Matt B.


and not forgetting  !!!

Trevor (on accounts), Beth (on emails) & Claire (on the phone) who are in our JOYO UK Manchester offices !


and you of course!




Latest JOYO News

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JOYO at The North East Guitar Show 2018
THE NORTH EAST GUITAR SHOW 2018 For our first show of 2018, come and see JOYO at The North East Guitar Show where we return to the superb, purpose-built event complex at Rainton Meadows Arena (map), Mercantile Rd, Houghton-le-Spring DH4 5PH, and will be on Sunday 18th March from 10am to 4.00pm. With us we will have every JOYO & DrJ guitar effect pedal, guitar amplifier, power supply and accessory available on the day. Check the gear out in person on our demo boards. This prestige and spacious location is close to all the North East major routes, provides superb facilities, excelle..
JOYO Audio UK - Top 20 Best selling guitar effects of 2017
We have counted our pedals (so many) and looked at our figures over the last 12 months, we populated a spreadsheet and thought we would share with you the Top 20 bestselling JOYO guitar effect pedals of 2017 in the UK. We have not included pedal tuners or power supplies, just effects.. Our first series of guitar effects remain strong in the charts, they have been around for the longest time, have achieved the most reviews and continue to sell well. Simply great sounding budget pedals for all. They give guitarists a great pedal that does the job very well. The analog sounds of yester year..
Join JOYO Audio UK at The Merseyside guitar show Aintree 2017
Join JOYO audio UK at The Merseyside guitar show Aintree 2017 and check out our guitar effects in person. The show is happening Sunday 26th November from 10am to 4.00pm at Aintree Racecourse Exhibition Centre, Ormskirk Rd, Liverpool, L9 5AS and this year promises to be the biggest and best show yet. Come and find JOYO on the ground floor, we have a massive stand planned with every guitar effect pedal and great demo pedalboards from JOYO and DrJ on show. All available to try and buy on the day. The Merseyside guitar show is one of the UK’s biggest shows dedicated to guitars in the North W..
JOYO endorsed artists Tyla’s Dogs D’Amour on UK Tour December 2017
JOYO Audio UK endorsed artists Tyla’s Dogs D’Amour on UK Tour December 2017 On the back of a string of SOLD OUT shows across the UK during August and September this year, Tylas Dogs damour have decided to keep the wagon rolling and head out for 10 further shows across the UK with support band 'The Main Grains', brought to you by Crazy Cowboy Live Events. Not only that, but there will be additional support bands added over the coming week or two. It’s guaranteed to be an awesome show, whichever one you can make! Check out the guys who are using a number of our guitar effects on tour and..