Recent highlights have included the release of Pioneers of Percussion - a solo project featuring new music by Nicole Lizée, Linda Buckley and Rebecca Dale alongside 20th Century masterpieces; a lockdown multitrack collaboration with Julian Bliss (clarinets) featuring music by John Mackey, Eric Whitacre and Frank Ticheli; and the Virtual Marimba Choir, for which Joby brought together 227 percussionists from around the world during Spring 2020.
Joby can often be found at Abbey Road and Air Studios, and his playing can be heard on major film and TV scores, notably leading the percussion sections on Black Panther, Rocketman, Ad Astra, The Darkest Hour, Paddington 2, Ant-Man, The Last Kingdom and Taboo. He was also featured on the score to Alex Garland’s Ex Machina, recorded remotely from his home - Studio 65.
Joby enjoys close relationships with a variety of instrument makers and manufactures, his extensive collection of instruments is featured on Spitfire Audio’s sample library Spitfire Percussion. Recently he was featured on Sonixinema’s Abstract and Superball recorded at British Grove.
Joby’s credits include work with a huge range of artists - Christophe Beck, Stewart Copeland, Suzi Digby, Graham Fitkin, Peter Gabriel, Murray Gold, Will Gregory (Goldfrapp), John Kenny, Sarah Leonard, Joanna MacGregor, Dario Marianelli, Peter Maxwell Davies, Gabriel Prokofiev, Steve Reich, Max Richter, Sasha (DJ), Nitin Sawhney, Keith Tippett, Pete Tong (DJ), Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Nana Vasconcelos along with many of the world’s leading chamber ensembles.
Each year Joby gives master-classes and leads creative workshops focusing on rhythm, composition and improvisation. Joby studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London.