'Single' to my forthcoming EP
Influences: Ella Fitzgerald, Tori Amos, Seal, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Rait, Duran Duran, Beyonce, John Mayer, Eva Cassidy, Prince, Donna Summer, Tina Turner, Kings Of Leon
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!
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.