The Philadelphia quintet—Matt Quinn [vocals, guitar], Sam Cooper [guitar], Sotiris Eliopoulos [drums], Jackie Miclau [keys, piano], and Michael Byrnes [bass]—named the band Mt. Joy in homage to a mountain in Valley Forge National Park, just outside their Philadelphia, Pa. base.
Forming in 2016, they made their mark two years later when their self-titled Mt. Joy debut album spun off “Silver Lining,” an uplifting power ballad that went to #1 at AAA radio (Billboard Adult Alternative Airplay) and has eclipsed over 120 million Spotify streams to date. Their second album, Rearrange Us (2018) drew widespread critical raves. Over the past four years, Mt. Joy has amassed more than half a billion streams and earned acclaim from NPR, Billboard, Rolling Stone, The Line of Best Fit, and more.
The band has performed at a variety of festivals such as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and Bonnaroo and has toured with The Lumineers, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, The Revivalists, and The Head and The Heart. Additionally, the band has performed on Stephen Colbert, CBS Morning, Samantha Bee, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan, as well as at Governor Josh Shapiro’s 2023 Inaugural event.