Big Joanie are a black feminist punk band based in London, UK with Chardine (drums & vocals), Steph (guitar & vocals) and Kiera (bass & vocals).
Big Joanie are influenced by The Raincoats, Throwing Muses, X-Ray Spex, Beat Happening, My Bloody Valentine, The Ronettes, Darlene Love, Tina Turner, Breeders, PJ Harvey and Shop Assistants.
“We’re like The Ronettes filtered through 80s DIY and Riot Grrrl with a sprinkling of dashikis.”
Big Joanie formed to make powerful music but also to create a continuum for Black punks by presenting a strong, powerful vision of Black womanhood and talking about Black punks who came before us. By making Black punks more visible we believe we can inspire more young Black punks to start the bands they always wanted to hear