"I don't know what I'd do without music...probably go die in a ditch or something..."
My music is taken from alot of personal experiences and contains influences from a number of musical genres, including classical, jazz, retro, electro, pop, fok and world. I am also influenced by certain literary and artistic works.
Songs by JoJo Worthington
Level of Experience:
ON MY WAY
Ambient | Christian | Folk and Traditional | Jazz | Other
By myself | For myself | With others
I prefer to write:
Lyrics | Melody | Chord Patterns
Amadeus, Animal, Hearts, Lights, Grey Skies, Beautiful Thing
EP "SOON" - released in February 2012
2012 Maxwell's Music House Songwriting Competition; 2012 Waterloo Public Library Songwriting Contest for Teens; 2011 Pitch & Praise "Pitch Has Talent" Contest
I am interested in:
Face to face Cowriting | Networking | Pitching Songs To Tv/Film/Etc. | Signing with a Label | Getting a Publishing Deal
Member of SOCAN, MROC, COMA and SAC
JoJo Worthington is a 17-year old independent artist from Waterloo, ON known for her quirky, unique songs on the ukulele. She recently graduated from the Integrated Arts Program at Eastwood Collegiate Institute and is currently an intern at Brixton Music in Kitchener, ON www.brixtonmusic.com.
At age eight, JoJo began to take vocal lessons and soon fell in love with singing. In her youth, she performed in over two dozen musicals with local theatre companies, including K-W Children's Drama Workshop and the Singers' Theatre. She also studied a variety of instruments including violin, harp, piano, clarinet, drums and guitar. At the age of 14, JoJo began to write songs on the guitar. She decided that her songs should be heard and so she formed a local band named More Than Robots. Having gained experience performing on her own and with bands, JoJo was becoming an avid songwriter. She then decided to go solo, this time with the ukulele. Since then, JoJo has been very successful in her solo career.
In August 2012, JoJo tied for 1st place in the 4th Annual Maxwell's Music House Songwriting Competition, after performing 4 of her original songs. This was JoJo's second songwriting competition this year because in May 2012, she won 1st prize for the Waterloo Public Library Songwriting Contest for Teens with her original song “Amadeus”. In August 2011, she successfully made it to the final round for "The Rising Star" competition with “Amadeus” and had the opportunity to play at the CNE in Toronto. In May 2011, JoJo won 1st place at Pitch and Praise's contest "Pitch Has Talent" with her original composition “Hearts” and had the opportunity to play in front of 2500 people.
In February 2012, JoJo released her first EP, “SOON”, which is a collection of six original songs performed by her with a little help from some talented Canadian musicians. She is proud to say that it is available on iTunes, HMV, Amazon and other music distributing sites. In the summer of 2012, she went on a mini-tour in Ontario with Compassion Canada performing her music. To watch a video of the album preview, please go to: http://youtu.be/Vgy4HP1BoR8. Her composition, "Amadeus" is playlisted on university/college radio stations across Canada and was recently played on the Top 40 station 91.5 The Beat. It has been released to select Top 40 stations in Canada. Her composition, "Hearts" has recently been submitted to Canadian Christian radio stations. Because of the ukulele's popularity in Hawaii, both "Amadeus" and "Hearts" have now been released to the Hawaiian radio stations.