From the Caribbean, to the continent of Europe and back to America, the musical styling of Jo-El Wright have entertained countless audiences around the world. From singing privately for a couple, to Divorce celebrations, small rooms to some of the larger venues in the country, blessed with a rich, charismatic baritone which has been compared to Isaac Hayes, Barry White and Teddy Pendergrass, that moves the body and stirs the soul, Jo-El’s use of the love ballad to stir the passion of his fans is only matched by his ability to make his audiences feel that they are a part of the show through his captivating stage presence. Jo-El offers a variety of genres; Gospel, Jazz, Blues, Soul and R&B.
Price Range: $500 and up
Gig Length: 90 - 135 minutes
What to Expect
Interactive musical event. Participating in sing-alongs or just remiscing to songs of yesteryear. Dancing should they choose.
Jo-El “Shoobie” Wright, son of Louisiana Swamp Blues Diva “Margo White”, have entertained countless audiences around the world. Blessed with a rich, charismatic baritone which has been compared to Isaac Hayes, Barry White and Teddy Pendergrass, that moves the body and stirs the soul, Joel’s use of the love ballad to stir the passion of his female fans is only matched by his ability to make his audiences feel that they are a part of the show through his captivating stage presence. Since the mere age of nine, Jo-El has made the stage his second home, singing in night clubs and various other venues performing as a member of the band Young Generation. The following year, he was the lead vocalist for the band Santiago. During his adult career Jo-El (whose nickname is “Shoobie”) had the privilege of being the opening act for shows like Lakeside, Midnight Star, Margo White, Marvin Gaye, Marvin Sease, Shirley Murdock, Bobby Womack, Katie Webster, Freddy Jackson, Ramsey Lewis, War, and Denise LaSalle. After moving to Nashville in 1992, Jo-El recorded two Gospel CDs (“God Is Here” in 1996 and Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” in 1997) under T.R. Jaye Records for the incomparable Ted Jarrett (writer). Since then, Jo-El has produced and co-produced artists like Charlene Harris (Independent), Dr. Nancy Baylis-Shepard (Independent) and Earl Gaines (T.R. Jaye Records). Since then, Jo-El has written and co-produced a variety of music from multiple genres.
What Jo-El sings about is relationship and its sustainability through duration: “Is the problem big enough to break us up? You have my attention!! If not, let’s get on with living and loving!”
Additional Booking Notes
I provide my own PA for smaller shows. Larger shows will be assessed as needed.
Introduction, One or Two forty-five Minute Sets
Set list depends on event type! Original Songs and Cover songs if needed!
Influences & Inspiration
Lou Rawls, Isaac Hayes, O-jays, Barry White and Earth, Wind & Fire are just a few of the artists that have inspired me throughout the years!
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