– Her home is reggae, she herself being a passionate fighter of the attractive kind: In her songs, singer and songwriter Jo Elle delivers an enviable...Read Biography
Her home is reggae, she herself being a passionate fighter of the attractive kind: In her songs, singer and songwriter Jo Elle delivers an enviable lust for life, duels with the past and future, and nestles into your ear with her typical smoky, soulful voice. Within Jo Elle there rests a colossus of energy that comes out completely on stage.
Jo Elle's journey begins in Bern. Joëlle Rohrer grew up in the rural town of Münsingen with her brother. When she was six years old, she started playing the piano and discovered dance as a passion. It was her homeroom teacher who fortunately took her from the piano to the microphone, thereby starting her off on her musical journey.
But before singer Jo Elle appeared on the big stage, she was first faced with a tough decision when she was eighteen years old: between music or sports. Because in addition to her musical talent, she also had another ability lurking within her: snowboarding. She shone as junior world champion, when to the world cup as a professional athlete, and was in the top 12 of the world rankings.
After her success on the snowboard, Jo Elle retired from professional sports. 2011 was the year it happened: Jo Elle arrived in her musical homeland with her first reggae dub band The Stasers. She started writing songs, and her first album started so seem more and more like a reality.
In 2015, her debut album "Comfort Zone" was released. The single "Not Gonna Worry" was played regularly and you can still hear it on the radio today. The band underwent a line-up change and performances at festivals like Wake'n'Jam followed. In 2016, Jo Elle got together with the legendary Swiss reggae band The Mighty Roots, which currently accompanies her during live performances. The next chapter followed soon after: her second album, "Soul Journey".
2019 will see the release of the most authentic and elaborate album by Jo Elle yet with the title "Soul Journey". Back live on stage with the new "Soul Journey" show, she will be accompanied by the band The Mighty Roots. On the road as a well-equipped and complete 10-piece band.
"SOUL JOURNEY" ALBUM. Jo Elle leaves no stone unturned for her most complete work to date. On the new paths of her "SOUL JOURNEY", she comes impressively close to her musical goal: reggae in nine songs that are multifaceted and oozing with soul. Jo Elle's rough yet gentle voice acts as an unmistakable guide.
COVER ART STORY WITH JAMROCK_ART. Analog instead of digital. The single and the album covers were painted by Jamrock_Art and arranged in a kind of collage. Every image has colors that match its meaning. The single "WE DO IT" is orange and red and represents vitality and energy. Encouraged to be yourself, to stand by the person you are. Single II "RUN BABY" in the color green for balance, blue for tears, a smile for hope. On the "Soul Journey" album cover, things come full circle. Soaring, light, and golden. Meaning: We all come from the same place: "Make your journey in your best version".
JO ELLE LIVE. Jo Elle can be seen live with the band The Mighty Roots, which has been on the road for 20 years and is peppered with illustrious talents. After Jo Elle and the band met each other at a gig, there was no turning back. Soon it will once again be possible to experience their chemistry live. But Jo Elle also puts on an intimate unplugged show at suitable gigs. It's reggae in a small format with Jo Elle as an approachable entertainer. Jo Elle can also be heard as a sound show with a DJ.
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