Jo Meares is a singer/songwriter from Melbourne now mostly living in Berlin.
This year Jo released his fourth solo album ‘Back to the World’.
Jo will be playing songs from his new album with the band he recorded it with and other songs over 2 sets.
The Jo Meares Band are:-
Jo Meares - vocal/guitar
Dave Milne - drums
Mark McCartney - guitars
Trent McKenzie - bass
Some quotes from ‘ reviews:-
‘...This is an album that does something for you and something to you...Magnificent doesn’t
seem to cover it...Outstanding 10/10’ - Ernest Platt, Wildspiritz Rising
‘...Back To The World is another of Meares’ mini-masterpieces..’ - Simon Sweetman, Off the Tracks
Press for Jo’s previous album ‘King of the Crystal Mountain’:-
From Simon Sweetman at Off The Tracks:-
'...the whole album hit me in a way that some albums do; something by Richmond Fontaine, say. Or Springsteen's 'Ghost of Tom Joad'. A complete thing, a completed album that plays out like a movie or a book or a stage-play. It’s there. It unfolds for you. You’re listening to it but you can see it in front of you – you can imagine, the mind wanders due to the beauty and intensity and integrity of the music and the lyrics. Big bold stories. Real’
From Vinny Ramone, Outpost show 2SER:-
“Jo Meares’ music is unique with a truly original sound. He is a wonderful singer-songwriter and incredible live performer.
His 3 albums released to date (‘A Handful Of Smoke’, ‘One More Time’ and ‘King Of The Crystal Mountain’) are all classic Australian recordings.
Part Neil Young, part Lou Reed, part Nick Cave – but with a uniquely Australian twang!”