JJ Rocks article # 299: From South Africa: K-Jo
With a variety of grooves and moods K-Jo sets high standards for all independent Indie musicians trying to be noticed. Her sound has a well balanced and musically tasteful recipe within her chosen genre that's not too aggressive, nor too sappy like some other Indie artist that I have heard. She seems to have found her own sound without copying others or trying to ride their gravy train. As many of you already know, I never drop names of other artist (famous or independent) in comparison to anyone that I write about even though sometimes it's hard not to do. But with K-Jo I find it effortless to point out her original qualities. And it's not that she sounds like someone I have never heard before because we can hear influences in every musician. It's her way of expressing those influences without copying them that impresses me. What more could a writer ask for?
By the way, her real name is Kelly and she is only 17 years old. Maybe that will give you Indie artist something to think about.
- JJ Rocks - The Spotlight Zone