An old saying states that "coincidence is God's way to remain anonymous". Believe the saying or not, but the odds for artist Jo-A to have the same Godfather as contemporary artist Jean-Michel Basquiat were infinitesimal - and the consequences troubling to say the least.
24 year Old Composer, singer, songwriter, melodist, piano, synth, organ, bass, guitar, flute , drums and percussions player; lyricist and professional sound engineer coupled with a talented visual artist ( Photographer x Painter x Video Director ) , Jo-A truly is a one-man band.
After falling in love with piano at age 10, Jo-A realizes he can perfectly replicates melodies. He teaches himself how to play the instruments and creates his first compositions on Reason By Propellerhead . A few years later, after teaming-up with longtime friend Mr Ice and forming The E.Ts, Jo-lands in Paris where both his first single 'Madame Météo' and his beat-making videos are gathering a lot of attention - including Sony/ATV's, who offers him a publishing deal.
His Internet videos ( Posted on WSHH ) and permanent interaction with his fan base via popular Ustream and Twitter, unique production style and great numeric paintings fuel both the public, the artists and the A&R's interest alike - including those of Dj Toomp , Sean Kingston or Swizz Beatz, who handpicks Jo-A's instrumental for his own artist's 1st single (Sean Cross "Ready Ready Feat Swizz Beatz ) . With The E.Ts 1st LP on the way, Jo-A is definitely a diamond in the rough whose rise has just began.
Biography By Alexis Slama ( Sony Atv Publishing )
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