About

Jo is a composer and singer-songwriter living in Birmingham and working around the West Midlands. Plays that she's worked on have toured around the UK, and films that she's scored have been shown at festivals around the world. Her music has been played on BBC WM, and she's performed at many major venues around the UK. She studied for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in composition at the University of Birmingham.

When not writing music, Jo is normally to be found halfway up a mountain or drinking tea.

 

Credits

Film

Mind's Eye (VR film, 2018)

Tracing (short, 2018)

The Bellweather(feature, 2018)

Darkest Corner (short, pre-production 2018)

Night Of The Screamer (short,  2018)

Subject 256 (short, 2018)

Ground Rush (short, 2018)

Billion To One (web series, 2017-18, scored as one composer as part of CollabFeature)

Death Is Just A Feeling (short, 2017)

Between The Lines (TV Pilot, in production 2018)

Cups (short, 2017)

Classified Freaks (web series, 2017)

Disavowed (short film, 2016, winner of Audience Choice and Out Of The Box awards at Rack Festival)

Still Chaos (short film, 2016)

Bespoke (short film, 2016)

Reunification (documentary film, winner of Special Mention of the Jury Prize at San Diego Asian Film Festival, 2015)

The Dark Jewel Ep. 1 (radio play, 2013)

 Theatre

The Magnetic Diaries (mini-UK tour, run at the Edinbugh Fringe Festival 2016)

Honey (mini-UK tour 2016, full tour 2018)

Hide & Seek (run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013)

House of Bernarda Alba (run at George Cadbury Hall Birmingham, 2013)

 
 

Songwriting

By The Lovely Shores (EP, 2018)

Ocean (Single, 2016)

Here Is Love (Single, 2015)

Journey On Home (EP. 2015)

Silent Night (single, 2014)

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Capsule

 

Podcasts

Church Plant  (available at www.churchplantpodcast.com)

Awards 

Iris Theatre XMas Factor All Star 2017

Iris Theatre Songwriting Competition XMas Factor Finalist 2013

University of Birmingham Composition Competition Winner, 2012

 

Studio

Recording and monitoring
 

M-Audio M-Track 8
Rode NT1-A Condensor Mic
SE-sE1a Pencil Mics X2
Alesis M1Active 520 USB Monitor Speakers
Editors Keys Vocal Booth Pro
 

Software and plugins
 

Reaper
Cubase LE
FL Studio
Sibelius 7
GRM VSTs
 

Sample libraries
 

East West Symphonic Orchestra Platinum
East West Symphonic Choir Platinum
East West Ra
East West Silk
East West Stormdrum 3
East West Gypsy
East West Pianos
East West Ministry of Rock
 

Instruments
 

Roland System-1 (synth)
Taylor 110-e (guitar)
Ibanez AEW51 NT (guitar)
Gretsch Electric Guitar
Yamaha Arius (electronic piano/midi controller)
Violin
Mbira (thumb piano)
Bongo cajon
Ukelele
Various percussion instruments