There are six ingredients that make The Juice such a delicious concoction, one that has been entertaining Cincinnati since it descended from the band II Juicy. One is Roger Bates on drums – a fixture on the local music scene and veteran of several great local blues bands. Second is bass player Dave Sageser, refined and funky at the same time while he occupies the lower registers. Third is Steve Thomas on sax and keys, his musical prowess and soulfulness are of the highest order. Fourth is guitar player Bob Herrmann, playing with passion and grace. Fifth is lead singer Lady Joya with her full voice and effervescent personality. The sixth, and most important ingredient are the footloose people that come out and party with The Juice when they go out to play a club or festival or party 3 or 4 or 5 times every month.
The Juice plays every performance focused on sounding great and having fun in tribute to their founding member Michele Feaster (aka II Juicy) 5/11/65-8/7/10.