Jo Alexis

 

“Bjork meets Natalie Merchant. It’s rare these days to hear a woman’s voice so gripping…”

“Cute, yet dangerous. Great hooks, sweet vocals.”

 

“Underneath the sexy sweet sunbathing vocals…a tantalizing tortured angel in love.”

Genre: Trance, grunge, folk, jazz, pop, country, electronic, whatever we come up with next. Over the years, I’ve explored a breadth of musical realms and I consider it a gift (and a thrill ride) to continually transform as an artist and create new kinds of music.

Started studying music: age 4.

Songs written: 150

Influences: Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt and Elvis Costello, and my mother.

Hours spent playing music & songwriting: 10,000+

Often compared to: Sinead O’Connor

Years spent writing, recording, and performing: 20

Played with: Brad Rabuchin (played with Ray Charles) and Jef Lee (played with Roberta Flack)

Co-written with: Peter Fox, Paul O’Connor, Neil Goldstein, Alex Johnson and Stevie Blacke(plays with Miley Cyrus)

Albums: 12

Recorded in: Nashville, Los Angeles, NYC, Philadelphia and Portland.

Career highlight: Playing with Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary.

Fun fact: One of my songs was used in a video game called “Reactor/Master Ground 3.”

One more fun fact: I wrote my favorite song in a clawfoot tub.

Music is the center of my life and my expression as a soul. I began writing folk rock in my early 20s, moving onto alternative rock, then country-pop, contemporary pop, electronica, folk, Brazilian jazz and most recently trance. If that sounds like a wild range, it’s because it is. But somewhere along the way I decided to simply go where the melody takes me. After a near-death accident in the Grand Canyon, I was forced to say goodbye to my ability to play the guitar. While it was an incredibly painful experience—emotionally, physically—I turned towards music and basically wrote myself into recovery. Now, more than ever, I want to create music that spills light into dark places; allowing that uplifting energy to move through my body, voice, and hands. Because to me, that’s magic.

Currently my trio, Happy For No Reason is recording our new CD and my dance music project, GALEXI just released a music video of our new single, ” GALAXY” (which may or may not include psychedelic space travel).

My songs are available for licensing for movies, TV shows, commercials, documentary films, and recording artists. For inquiries head here.