Jo Elms is a singer and songwriter whose dynamic acoustic style blends together her Celtic heritage and her love of jazz and soul music.
Jo Elms won awards for her original compositions in the 25th Australian National Songwriting Contest and the Musicoz awards and has given electric performances at The Manly International Jazz Festival, The Darling Harbour Jazz and Blues Festival, The Norfolk Island Jazz Festival, The New Zealand International Jazz and Blues Festival and the Java Jazz Festival held in Jakarta Indonesia alongside Chaka Khan, Jamie Cullum and Level 42.
Johanna’s debut E.P features Ben Isackson on drums, Victor Rounds on Bass, Brendan St Ledger, Sam McNally & Barbara Griffin on Piano & Keyboards, Johnson-Jay Medwick Daley, Johanna Elms, Sam Hawksley, Gordon Tan and Mark Punch on Guitars. Produced, Recorded & Mixed by Ash Maklad & Mastered by Paul Stefanidis.
With influences such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Chaka Khan & Prince, in Jo Elms we have a world class vocalist.
With all her achievements as an entertainer in stage, screen & TV as well as a top 10 single in her homeland of New Zealand, you’ll see why Jo Elms is in such great demand.
Jo Elms has a unique creativity which is only found in someone destined to follow their dream, you’ll notice her charming personality shines even brighter when you hear her sing.
“Jazz-inspired sensual pop music with a voice that soars, then surprises you when it growls with emotion”. Amanda Easton, Poptarts.
She’s already had a number 5 single on the New Zealand charts but now Australia is very excited to claim her. Performances have seen her grace local, interstate and international stages including the impressive Taronga Zoo Twilight Series concerts and the Java International Jazz festival alongside Chaka Khan, Jamie Cullum and Level 42.
Jo Elms is a singer/songwriter whose strong acoustic style blends together her Celtic heritage and her love of jazz and soul music.
Solo, duo or Full Band
Jo Elms Testimonials
Sky City Auckland Ltd, invited Jo Elms as a special quest artist to perform in the Alto Casino Bar on New Year’s Eve 2000.
She did a wonderful job & we received excellent feed back from our patrons.
Jo is an exceptional performer, possessing great vocal ability combined with a friendly personality, making her a firm favourite with our audiences.
We are presently negotiating her return visit & would not hesitate to recommend her services to any establishment.
Entertainment Services Coordinator
We’ve had Jo & 4te playing at our events now for around 24 months & they’ve become very much a valued part of each occasion. Our Star Awards & Long Service Awards are an opportunity to recognise our staff for their commitment & service to St. George & our customers. Jo & 4te have added a new dimension to these key events through the quality of entertainment they provide – they really make such a difference to our award presentations & cocktail parties. At our recent Long Service Awards 4te had everyone up dancing – from 18 to 70 – & added so much to the overall atmosphere for the evening. We always look forward to welcoming them to our events & they really are fabulous musicians.
St. George Bank
Jo Elms, I wanted to thank you, Jon and Denys for helping make my wife’s 40th birthday party so fantastic. The music selection and quality was outstanding, and we loved the way you just played the room and brought the party to life. Our friends had a ball, and they all said that you were the best band they had heard in years. Right from my initial enquiry through to the big night, I found you to be highly professional, and you and the band exceeded my expectations on every count. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who wants to take their event to a new level or bring their next party to life.
Morgan Stanley | Investment Banking Division
Jo Elms Sample Song List
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|Ain’t No Sunshine – The Rockmellons
All Night Long – Lionel Ritchie
All Of Me – Frank Sinatra
Angel Of The Morning – Juice Newton
Angels – Robbie Williams
As – Stevie Wonder
Autumn Leaves – Nat King Cole
Sweet About Me – Gabriella Cilmi
Sweetest Taboo – Sade
Take A Bow – Rihanna
Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton
Thankyou – Dido
That Word Called Love – The Rockmelons
Abba Medley – Abba
Africa – Toto
Age Of Reason – John Farnham
All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow
Are You Old Enough? Dragon
Upside Down – Dianna Ross
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Vogue – Madonna
Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
Wanna Be Starting Something – Michael Jackson
Waterloo – Abba
What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
Dec 63/Oh What A Night – The Four Seasons
Disco Inferno – Tina Turner
Don’t Call Me Baby – Madison Avenue
Don’t Cha – Pussycat Dolls
Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ – Scissor Sisters
Don’t Stop – Fleetwood Mac
Don’t You Leave Me This Way – Thelma Houston
Dove (I’ll Be Loving You) – Moony
Everybody’s Free To Feel Good – Rozella
Rock Dj – Robbie Williams
Say It Right – Nelly Furtado
September – Earth Wind & Fire
Sexy Back – Justin Timberlake
Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate
Shackles – Mary Mary
Shake Your Booty – K.C & The Sunshine Band
Sing It Back – Moloko
Smooth – Santana
Staying Alive – The Bee Gees
I Got A Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
I Love The Nightlife – Alicia Bridges
I Want That Man – Deborah Harry
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
I’m ‘Outta Love – Anastasia
I’m Like A Bird – Nelly Furtado
If You Could Read My Mind – Stars On 54
Is This Love – Bob Marley
It’s In Your Eyes – Kylie Minogue
Just Dance – Lady Gaga
Karma – Alicia Keys
Kids – Robbie Williams Kylie Monogue
Kiss – Prince
Lady Marmalade – Patti Labelle
Lady – Mojo
Last Dance – Donna Summer
Lets Get Loud – Jennifer Lopez
Lets Groove Tonight – Earth Wind & Fire