Jo Jo Smith – VIP BUS ONLY

Jo Jo Smith is an inspirational performer generous of heart soul and musicality.  Her material is steeped in groove and comes from a roots base of Blues, Soul, Funk and Jazz.  A radical exponent of the power of  love and music, and certainly under- known given all the heavyweights from across the decades and genres whom she’s worked along- side and or recorded with including  Marcia Hines, Olivia Newton, Renee Geyer, Venetta Fields, Kate Ceberano, Glenn Shorrock, Peter Cupples the list goes on. Jo Jo has a somewhat cult status, deeply revered by fans and musical peers alike. No one leaves a Jo Jo Smith Performance untouched by her vocal ability and magnetic stage presence. A song writer of great depth and beauty her material ruminates on love life and all things real. Jo Jo traverses soul, blues and roots music with an effortless grace and energy.

“ I’ve been lucky enough to grow up with Jo Jo’s music. But I do remember a specific moment at an intimate show when it hit me how brilliant she was. There was this deft capturing of the crowd with her rich vocals, they flowed over us almost visibly (like amber, like honey, like the love light she sings about!) Then prickles of joy. I realised I was in the presence of a master. And boy did it feel good.”  Ella Hooper

I sure don’t know any half arsed Jo Jo Smith fans. You’ve either experienced the joy and wonder that is being in the same room as this woman singing and playing, or…you haven’t heard her yet “ Lucie Thorne