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Jojo DesmondPro

London, United Kingdom

Actor, Musician, Dancer

www.jojodesmond.com

Ive got Big Hair which I guess isnt hard to miss, and a big pair of vocal chords too! I love jazz but I'm versatile and have fronted function/rock bands. I'm looking for like minded musicians or producers who want to work on original music and/or live performance to a high level. I'm focused and disciplined...well most of the time, but happy to muck in and bring positive energy to a project that is exciting and professional. Based in south London but can travel.

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Physical Details

Height:
170 cm / 5ft 7in
Waist:
73 cm / 29in
Weight:
60 kg / 132 lbs
Hips:
93 cm / 37in
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair colour:
Brown
Skin colour:
White
Hair length:
Long
Eye colour:
Brown
Hair type:
Curly
Chest:
86 cm / 34 in
Dress Size:
8 - 10

Experience

2000
  • Central School of Ballet : 3 year Diploma(currently a Degree), London, UK

Acting

Acting experience:
  Extra
Languages spoken
  • English
I've done Basic acting for background work.(basic Instinct 2 film to TV's Holby city) Was recalled for a channel five docu-soap, using script and improv.

Have been up for various commercials, so not alien to scripts etc.Would like to develop this area more...

Music

Satisfaction

'Single' to my forthcoming EP

Vocal ability:
  Classically trained
Vocal range:
  Mezzo-Soprano
Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Classical
Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Jazz
Influences: Kings Of LeonBeyoncePrinceEva CassidyTori AmosSheryl CrowDuran DuranJohn MayerTina TurnerElla FitzgeraldSealBonnie RaitDonna Summer

Graduated from Central school of Ballet and then toured with Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, West-End and European tour.Pop, Rock and Jazz vocalist.High mezzo soprano.Fronted various bands, and acoustic duo's; a 7piece blues band, I've also sung with a few large function bands for high profile events and weddings, (Blenheim Palace, Marakech film festival) either as a backing singer, dancer or front singer, so know the standard repertoire for 'dept'ing' purposes.

Was the main female singer in the Dr Who Live arena tour, performing at Wembley Arena and across the country for 1 month.(Oct 2010) singing infront of large arena audiences.

Sang for the opening season of the newly refurbished Savoy hotel's Beaufort Bar- a 2x monthly slot singing jazz standards with a pianist. Perform regularly with a jazz band 'Jojo & the boy-ties' in venues such as the Primo Lounge bar at The Westminster Park Plaza; The Wellesley Knightsbridge, the Ritz, The Roundhouse; Various hotels in London.
Work with event companies creating bespoke sets for their clients parties/receptions.. please check out my website www.jojodesmond.com which shows off my versatility!

Also:
Bootcamp finalist on X factor. Was told by Sharon Osbourne "Too Talented" for the competition!
Backing for Martina Topley-Bird, showcase gig and 'Need One' video.
Delta Goodrum on Top of the pops Dec 03 and Big C concert at Alexander Palace.
Currently finishing my debut EP.
I play basic guitar, but can read music and have natural good pitch and tone.

Dancing

Dancing ability:
  Expert
Dance styles
  • Ballet
  • Contemporary
  • Rock & Roll
5 years ballet training at The Hammond School, Chester followed by 3 years at Central School of Ballet . Went on to dance a number of roles and lead role 'The Prince's Girlfriend', in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake. West-end , Uk and European tours.

Performed an 8 week Arena Tour around the UK with BBC Worldwide productions for 'Dr Who Live' as the main female singer.Required dancing and strong physical movement and use of a large stage.

Although classically trained I have done podium dancing in clubs and for promotions and have done, tap, modern, contemporary and ceroc dance making me a versatile performer.

My website 'characters' page also shows me doing fun performances 'Harajuku', 'Dusty Springfield' and Burlesque with Dead Cirkus Cabaret at Cafe de Paris, which required my strong dance background to execute the whole set professionally.

www.jojodesmond.com

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  • JojoDesmond
    Jojo Next free gig next Wednesday 19th Sept with the 7piece blues/funk band at The Presshouse wine bar on St Brides Lane, Blackfriars. 8-late!
    2 years ago
  • JojoDesmond
    Jojo If you are in london I'm singing on Wednesday, April 18th, at The Presshouse Wine bar (off fleet st) st Bride's Lane with my 7piece blues band The Clarence King . Great venue, free entry, come and dance the night away from 8.30pm
    2 years ago