Big Joanie are a black feminist punk band. They're like The Ronettes filtered through 80s DIY and riot grrrl, with a sprinkling of dashikis.
Based in London, UK, Big Joanie formed in the summer of 2013 to play at First Timers (a gig where every band plays their set for the first time) at the close of the year. In 2014 they self-released their EP 'Sistah Punk', and have since toured the UK supporting acts such as Downtown Boys, Shopping, The Ex and more.
Big Joanie formed to not only make music, but to also create a continuum for punks of colour by paying homage to their forebears, and by presenting a powerful vision of black womanhood to encourage young punks of colour to get involved in making music and claiming their space in this scene. Now on the brink of releasing their debut album, Big Joanie are set to spread their mission even further.