About Joey English
Miss Joey English brings her considerable talents to the Desert after years of performing in nightclubs, theaters and on television across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Asia.
Highlights of her career include 27 years of singing as an opening act for such stars as George Burns, Bob Hope, Milton Berle and Rodney Dangerfield. Her impressive songbook includes a collection written for her by legendary lyricist Sammy Cahn who called this church going lady a “singer’s singer”.
Joey has appeared numerous times on such classic programs as “The Dinah Shore Show”, “The Merv Griffin Show”, and “The Mke Douglas Show”. Miss English has had a summer replacement television show for the Smothers Brothers. She has sung the National Anthem at many national sporting events.
A published writer, a sought-after speaker and the emcee of most of the premier events in the Coachella Valley, the “Voice of the Desert”, who can “do it all” is in her 20th year of producing her own television and radio programs, (airing all afternoon every Saturday in prime time on KNEWS 970/1140/1250 AM, 94.3 FM Radio and streamng on the Internet at www.943knews.com). The shows can also be heard all over the world all week long at www.joeyenglish.com.
As well as starring in “Senior Class” at the Annenberg Theater in 2007 and 2008 and the road company in 2009, Joey has a background that includes starring in most of the classic musical comedies, most recently “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”, “Sordid Lives”, “Steel Magnolias” and “Nite Club Confidential”. In March, 2013 Miss English fulfilled a lifelong ambition of starring as Norma Desmond in “Sunset Blvd.” Her play this year is the Tony Award winning “The Little Dog Laughed” from Apil 17 to May 17 at the Desert Rose Playhouse in Rancho Mirage.
She opened the jazz concert series with a “sold out” performance at “Vicky’s of Sante Fe” on Oct. 7, 2012 and did so again in Oct. 2013. Joey was the celebrity Grand Marshal for the Gay Pride Parade Nov. 4, 2012.
A mother of three, a “G.J.” (“Grandma Joey”) of four and a confirmed “chocoholic”, this triple Scorpio lives the majority of the year in the Mesa area of Palm Springs and summers on Flathead Lake in Montana.