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Born in the U.K and raised in New Zealand, Jo Elms is a singer, songwriter, and actor, with a clear, melodic voice, perfect pitch and a vibrant, engaging personality. She’s worked in the realms of theatre, television and stage, and plays guitar, percussion and piano. With a solid grounding in music theatre and jazz, Jo has given electric performances at major Jazz festivals all over Australia and New Zealand, as well as the Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta Indonesia alongside Chaka Khan, Jamie Cullum and Level 42.
Jo has won awards for her original compositions, composed songs for the hit children’s TV series ‘As The Bell Rings’ (Disney Channel), and sung backing vocals for artists such as Rick Price, Glenn Shorrock, Tina Arena, Mark Williams, Margaret Urlich, Julie Anthony, Steve Clisby, Amanda Easton and triple Blues artist award winner Liza Ohlback.
Jo toured with the Elvis to the Max Show, was also part of the Taronga Zoo Twilight Series Concerts with 'The Doobies, Eagles & West Coast Rock Show' for 3 years, featuring Barry Leef, Rick Price & Glenn Shorrick. More recently she’s guested with the hit shows ‘Hotel California’- a tribute to The Eagles, ‘Rumours’ – A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac and ‘The First Ladies of Soul show’. Other credits include a lead role in 'The Official Tribute to the Blues Brothers', and a featured role in the hit TV series 'Hercules'.
Jo has hosted her own shows at Sydney’s top live music venues and some of her corporate Clients have included Telstra Corporation, P&O, IMG, St George Bank and NSW Government to name but a few.
Her performances have seen her grace international stages; The Claridges Hotel in London with Dame Edna Everage, London’s legendary live music venue The Bedford, The Regal Room-London, with London power-show ‘The Battle of the Divas’, and as part of the London show case for Australian talent based in the U.K ‘Sunday At The Apartment’ along side Australian star Tim Minchin. In New York, she performed at the city’s famous venue ‘Arlene’s Grocery’ with a star-studded band featuring Ben Butler on guitar (George Michael) and Matt Beck on Piano (Matchbox Twenty).