Bass Guitar, Guitar, Vocals, Biscuits
Steinberger Spirit 5 String
4 String Fretless
Rob Armstrong & Yamaha Acoustics
Hartke HA5500 Amp & VX410 Cabinet
Jo started playing the guitar at infant school and went on to attend Saturday music school from the age of 11-15, learning classical guitar with David Cottam and singing in the school choir. She played guitar in the school sports hall at the age of 14 with a couple of school friends who later formed the band ‘Talk Talk’.
In her words ... "really I wanted to play very loud rock music, then punky, gothic, weird folky/acoustic. I played heavily-effected guitar in ‘The Grieve’, then started to write a lot of my own songs, playing the electric guitar sort of by ‘shapes’ and my own inventions rather than having learned it through playing blues/jazz etc (like proper musicians) ! I then played in folk clubs and open mike nights, and joined ‘The Hedgemonkeys’, teaching myself bass guitar. I've since played bass in many musical styles, learning all the time. I started to play the 5-string bass about six years ago."
Jo now plays, sings and significantly enhances the velvet undercloak of Bram Stoker with her performing and song-writing talents.
Jo is married to drummer Warren and they have two teenage boys.