Jo’s experience in the music industry has given him an unusually strong command of his voice and a fully formed musical identity.
A Mauritian boy who grew up on the West coast of Paradise, Jo found his voice as a teenager but didn’t take music seriously until he was in his early 20’s. He explains, “I started singing in my head, and exploring the meaning behind lyrics, this took my interest in music to another level. I started listening to music from different countries to broaden my horizons even more.” Almost immediately, Jo joined a four-piece band and began playing in Hotels on the Island. “I wasn’t interested in anything I was doing other than music, and I loved the possibilities and diversity that music brought to my life” “There was a lot of Jazz and Soul played when I was growing up so I naturally gravitate to that kind of sound; there’s a warmth and unpredictability to it”. In 2006, Jo traveled to Ireland to follow his musical dreams. In 2009 he became a member of boyband ‘The Boulevard’ who had success with a number 1 single in the Irish download charts. Jo and the band toured Ireland and the UK, supporting major acts, such as Boyzone, Westlife and JLS.
Following two successful years with the band, Jo parted ways with the other members of The Boulevard to pave his own path in the music industry.
Jo is currently writing and recording his own music with a strong team of music professionals. When he is not in the studio, Jo can be heard singing in venues across Ireland, the UK, Scotland and Germany. As his name and reputation grow, the pieces are beginning to fall into place for Jo Petit.