From L to R: Joyce Pierce, Dan Workman and Steve Christensen
Joyce Pierce, former singer of the classic pop quintet 5th Dimension, is currently at SugarHill Recording Studios (Houston, TX) recording her first solo album, the Contemporary Christian/R&B-flavored 24/7 Intimate Praise, with producer/studio co-owner Dan Workman.
Workman’s production team includes SugarHill’s senior staff engineer Steve Christensen, with Kevin Ryan and Shaun Green providing composition and arrangement. Green also provided his drum sequencing skills on two of the songs. The crew tracked Pierce’s new material in Studio B, then moved to Studio A to mix.
The 12-song project began in September 2004 and will continue until early next year when Pierce plans to shop the album for record label and distribution deals.
Joyce Pierce joined the 5th Dimension in November, 1979, replacing singer Marilyn McCoo. She spent the next seven years touring the globe, singing hits such as “One Less Bell To Answer,” “Up Up and Away” and “Let The Sunshine In.” She got the opportunity to sing for former president Ronald Reagan at the White House in 1982, in addition to appearing on acclaimed shows such as Soul Train and the Broadway hit Ain’t Misbehavin’.
Pierce left the group in 1987, taking a break to focus on her husband and three children until August 2003, when she decided to record this new album.
For more information on SugarHill Recording Studios, visit www.sugarhillstudios.com.