The D.I.Y. ethic runs deep for Jo Bartlett. As a teenager she started her own club, The Buzz Club so her band, Bluetrain, could support her favourite artists.
When she and her partner Danny Hagan recorded ‘Lank Haired Girl To Bearded Boy’ as It’s Jo and Danny they set up their own Double Snazzy label to release it; and when It’s Jo and Danny wanted to play a festival, they started their own, The Green Man.
After the split of The Yellow Moon Band, Jo and Danny’s last musical project together, Jo released a couple of solo albums and formed a band around her to play live. The band has now become much more than a solo project.
Kodiak Island are:
Jo Bartlett – Vocals and guitar
Richard Handyside – Guitar, flute and vocals
Mike Muggeridge – Bass guitar
Gareth Palmer – Cajon, percussion and vocals
Kodiak Island live Dates (with more to be arranged):
Always The Sun Festival – Guildford September 11th
Supporting Dodgy at the West End Centre Aldershot October 1st
Kodiak Island featuring Jo Bartlett debut album ‘The Golden Section’ is scheduled for released on Musical BEAR on 7th October, 2016.