Jo Garofalo was born and raised in Hull. Following her graduation from the Malet Lambert School she attended the Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom at the age of 16. As a teenager Jo developed her craft whilst training and by regularly performing on the club circuit in the North of England.
Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it.
Upon leaving college Jo went on to perform in panto and the summer season throughout the UK and also appeared in the West End stage production of The Rocky Horror Show, followed by the UK tour of Patsy Cline’s show. Jo also worked extensively with Jim Davidson in summer seasons and appeared in shows in Germany, Cyprus, Bosnia, entertaining the British Troops.
For the past 15 years Jo has worked alongside her husband Robert producing music and documentary programming for television and DVD. Based at the world-famous Shepperton Film Studios, Jo has worked with large number of internationally recognized artists including Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones), Rick Wakeman (YES) Greg Lake (the voice of King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer), Jim Davidson, Elkie Brookes,The Drifters, Leon Russell, JJ Cale, Dionne Warwick, Joe Pasquale and many more. You can see Jo’s credits in the International Movie Database link in the left column
This project came about due to Jo and her husband adopting their Son, Samuel from Tangiers, Morocco in 2006. Their journey through adoption was not without its problems and though theirs has a very happy ending they felt as a couple that the UK system was a difficult system to navigate. Now three years later and having raised money for the orphanage where they adopted their son from, they decided they really wanted to do something more substantial in the UK.