Jo Jo Smith singer/songwriter/percussionist is on of Australia\'s best female vocalists. Her voice has been described as \"a potent tool\" that she uses with exquisite skill and control to convey the full range of human emotions and musical styles. Jo Jo takes to the stage with a magnetic force, she is a musician with a love for giving something of herself to the audience.
In addition to her singing abilities, Jo Jo Smith is a brilliant songwriter and lyricist. Jo Jo writes with intensity about love and life. This latest album \"Jo Jo Smith live at the Blue Birdy, Byron Bay\", is a collection of originals and covers and captures the essence of Jo Jo\'s earthy, soulful voice.
Known as the \"Mistress of Groove\", Jo Jo fronts her own all star band in quality venues around Australia and captivates audiences with her awesome voice and stage presence. If you get the chance to see Jo Jo live, do it. Otherwise, put this Cd on your CD Stack. You will have it on permanent rotation.
The band features: Steve Russell - piano, Greg Lyon - bass, Dave Sanders - drums, Geoff Wright - guitar, Leigh Carriage - backing vocals, Jo Jo Smith - lead vocals and acoustic guitar,
Special guests are: Monica Weightman - electric and acoustic guitar, Tony Buchanan - tenor saxophone and flute, David Ades - alto saxophone.