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
Manchester

The organised one.. aka MUM

 

Lewis Thompson
JOYO Audio UK Sales & Artist support

The knowledgeable one.

 

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

 


Matt Bolter
Manchester

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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Leeds Bradford Guitar Show - Feel the JOYO Sunday 10th September 2017
Come and feel the JOYO at The Leeds & Bradford Guitar show. This great day out is now in its 11th year and takes place at Pudsey Civic Hall, Dawsons Corner, Pudsey, LS28 5TA on Sunday 10th September 2017 from 10am to 4.00pm. Its our 3rd year at the show and we are bringing our entire showroom, even more JOYO gear than ever before in its entirety. So if you are a pedal nerd come and see the entire range, or maybe you are looking for your first pedal, on a budget, need to get an effect fix, come and find us at the show and give the JOYO a go.. We will be there to help you get the right to..
Joyo Audio UK North West Guitar Show 2017 - Haydock Park
Celebrating the 20th successful year of the UK's longest established guitar show, the North West Guitar Show, returns to its most popular venue yet at Haydock Park Racecourse Exhibition Centre on Sunday 14th May 2017 from 10am to 4.30pm. Come and try out all of the JOYO effects in person on our demo boards to try before you buy.   Last year was a great day, an absolute must for anyone interested in music, a great buzz. This year's show will be the biggest yet with more than 120 dealers and exhibitors with products to sell in four large exhibition halls. The UK's biggest one day guitar s..
Joyo Audio UK at the North East Guitar Show 2017
Sunday 19th March you are invited to join Joyo Audio UK at the North East Guitar Show 2017. The show takes place at Rainton Meadows Arena, Mercantile Rd, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 5PH from 10am to 4.00pm. Close to all the North East major routes, the arena is in a great location and  provides superb facilities, excellent catering & coffee which is always appreciated, free parking for the drivers a licensed bar for passengers. With over 100 exhibitors & dealers of guitar related goodies, the Northern guitar shows are always a great day out for musicians & guitarists of all ..
JOYO Guitar Effects Evening - Symphony Music Wigan
It was our 1st JOYO guitar effects evening consisting of gear demos, Q&A and geeky chat at Symphony Music in Wigan. A great audience attended with lots of suggestions, made us feel very welcome, we thank you for your support & we listened to what you said. A large range of the JOYO guitar effects are available in store at Symphony, along with a huge range of guitars from Gretsch, Fender, Epiphone, Orange amps, Marshall, Blackstar, Jackson & many more, plenty of musical instruments that will make your trip very worthwhile and personally rewarding. Support your local indie music s..