Joy and Madness- Funky, happy music to keep you motivated and moving!

Andrew Enberg drives the drums for Joy and Madness. His ever present, funky style has been compared to the likes of Stanton Moore and Dennis Chambers. Andrew grew up in Los Angeles spending several years as a child actor until he began playing the drums at age 12. Since then he’s played with many legendary Nor-Cal acts, including John Tchicai and The Free Association until he joined the Nibblers and now brings his style to Joy and Madness.

Hans Eberbach is quite possibly one of the most dynamic and energetic singers ever to come out of Northern California. Eberbach pulls from the fire of his church upbringing and the grit of years in clubs and festivals to pour out such overwhelming energy that audiences can’t help but get up and move. With one flash of his toothy grin, every one in the crowd is a friend, and no one is left out of the party.

Jeremy Springer

Keys / Vox
Jeremy Springer is best known for the hammond groove he adds behind the Joy and Madness sound and the energy he brings to the front line. A vintage keyboard nut and lover of tight vocal harmony, Jeremy brings passion to everything he does.

Miss Nyxi brought her funk to the dance floor long before she started playing bass. As a result, her playing is groove oriented, funky, and infectious. Miss Nyxi brings an irresistible stage presence, defining musicality, and soulful vocal to the stage. She started out on drums, migrated to bass, and in no time she was playing with some of Sacramento’s best musicians. After earning her master’s degree in ethnomusicology from UCLA, Miss Nyxi brought her flavors back to the Sacramento scene.

Raul Sandoval is the funky low nastiness in the sound of Joy and Madness. An equal master of tenor sax as baritone, Raul brings the funk every time his lips meet the mouthpiece. A native of Sacramento, Raul has played with numerous local acts.

Ron Cowden

Ron Cowden is known for his melodic tasty guitar lines, understated funky presence, and versatile vocals. As a deep rooted guru of the Sacramento valley music scene, Ron has played with nearly everybody and brings a unmistakable taste and sensibility to Joy & Madness's music. You might Ron sitting in with a bluegrass band on an upright bass one day and then rocking a stage with Joy & Madness on the next. He's full of surprises.

Tim Taylor brings his passion and energy to every Joy and Madness performance. A Sacramento resident since 2000, Tim’s saxophone contributions continue to be in demand for a growing number of bands in the region. Comfortable playing in a wide range of musical genres, he adds his signature full sound in many settings. Prior to his Sacramento arrival, Tim studied music in Southern California at Cal State Northridge, played and recorded with many artists and taught saxophone and held clinics at local high schools.

Tony Marvelli brings the high end brass to Joy and Madness. An alumni of North Texas’ famous jazz program, Tony’s influences range from Clifford Brown and Lee Morgan to Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard. He’s worked with latin bands, pit orchestras, and bands all of the country including the Guy Lombardo Orchestra and Engelbert Humperdinck.

There are 10 Comments on this post

  1. laura seligsohn
    5 years ago

    You guys are amazing! I was already having beautiful day at Alpine watching my son free ride compete and go skiing myself. When I went in for lunch I was drawn upstairs by your music, bought your cd’s and have downloaded everything from apple music, and you guys really made me smile!!!! Thank you for your beautiful music and Hans dancing and the great!!! message re the waste of social media! I can probably figure it out myself on most of these, but seeing if you have chords/lyrics somewhere for some of us home players…..I asked the guy at the bar Saturday to turn up the vocals and he did!!! Just one of the happiest live music experiences I have had! Thank you! I am at the moment in my little studio I rent working on my own songs but taking a break being uplifted by “Good Man” from your EP 🙂 Cheers! Laura Seligsohn

  2. Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Saw sneak preview from your appearance at Harlows in Sacramento Ca. Very good ! I gotta find out more… love the horns and all the rest.

  3. Tim
    3 years ago

    Stumbled onto you guys ( live feed from Harlows – Sacramento, Ca.) What a great bunch of people working together … love the horns ! I’ll be searching for more about you guys and I’ll be a supporter. Thank you

  4. JamesO
    3 years ago

    Joy and Madness is a great collaborative making songs that engage my soul and move my body!

  5. Don Stone
    3 years ago

    Just saw the band for the first time last Friday a the Old Sugar Mill. Wow!
    We had come to see Tower of Power, but Joy and Madness opened the show with a big funky bang and blew us away! T.O.P. had a really tough act to follow!
    Totally impressed with KJoy and Madness’s all- original tunes, tightly delivered with plenty of pizazz, musicality and very entertaining showmanship.
    BTY… Where has Miss Nyxie been hiding? Her solid bass lines and dynamic stage presence anchored the show throughout and the rest of the band just took it from there. I had to talk to her after the show just to tell her and the band how much we enjoyed their music. She was very charming and humble, thanking us for the praise, saying we made her evening! No Nyxie, you totally made ours! Can’t wait to see you all again!

  6. Liza Seipel
    2 years ago

    This band is awesome!. The whole instrumental ensemble is pure JOY. Love dancing to all their songs. They make a great musician team. Sehr gut … Hans (Hans was my Dad’s name too btw and he was a concert Pianist in In his youth)… haben Sie einen guten Tag.. Liza with a Z . Keep on Rockin

  7. CT
    2 years ago

    Last night was seriously off the hook. No half-stepping. Just wow.

  8. Michael
    1 year ago

    Love you guys. Miss Nyxi is so solid, so funky. She just feeds your heart with soul food!❤️

  9. Rosemary
    10 months ago

    Incredible performance— rocking block party and so much fun!! Can’t thank you alllllll enough!!!!!!

  10. Lindsey
    4 months ago

    Saw these groovy guys and gals at Northstar today, such a great vibe even in the midst of a hailstorm!
    Great time!

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