'Single' to my forthcoming EP
|Vocal ability:||Classically trained||Like to join a band:||Yes
Influences:Kings Of Leon
, Eva Cassidy
, Tori Amos
, Sheryl Crow
, Duran Duran
, John Mayer
, Tina Turner
, Ella Fitzgerald
, Bonnie Rait
, Donna 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.
I sing with 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' (and with 'The Common Touch') in the Primo Lounge bar at The Westminster Park Plaza (sundays) and every Friday at 'Roast' restaurant in Borough Market, London, in the piano bar.
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 2003's 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.