Mexborough & Swinton Times, June 23, 1939
In The News with the Troubadours
Joyce Banks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Banks, of Welfare House, who is with the Troubadours at Weston – super-mare for the summer season, is making a name for herself beside the seaside. We learn from the ” Weston-super-Mare Gazette” in a paragraph headed “She’s on the Way to Fame” the following:
At least one of these Troubadours seems on the way to fame. Seventeen – years-old Joyce Banks, fulfilling her first engagement away from home has created quite a sensation. Will Godfrey “lent her” to the Winter Gardens for the Commercial Travellers’ dance and she was the “hit” of the cabaret. Mr. George Bosley has since featured her in one of his carbarets at the Melrose and here again she created a sensation. She has a glorious soprano voice a great power and range. Mr. Godfrey brought her from Yorkshire.
Her father is a miners’ executive at Denaby Main, and Joyce was “discovered” by Carrol Levis at a Doncaster theatre. Councillors are still talking of her grand perforpance at the Troubadours’ cviic night.’