Songwriter & singer Jo Girdlestone

BBC Radio Kent

Very much looking forward to joining Doug Welch this Sunday evening at 9 pm as his featured singer songwriter guest. I will be launching my new single as well as singing a couple of my other songs live in the studio.


Icarus Christmas Spectacular at Blackheath Halls

Merry Christmas in Blackheath Village on December 2nd 2017!

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''Acts from local area and all over the U K gather in the splendour of the Great Hall in Blackheath Halls for this show which promises a night of some of the best original acoustic music around. The Icarus Club promotes, encourages and generally enthuses about some of the best independant original song writers and acoustic performers. Featuring a stellar line - up:- Ady Johnson, Emma-Jane, Ado Matheson, Mississippi Macdonald, Pepper and Shepherd, Joanna Girdlestone, Rob Barlitz, John Aldington''

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Talking Rhythm

I'm looking forward to guesting at the next Talking Rhythm event at Prince of Greenwich on Royal Hill; this Thursday June 15th from 7pm.......come along for a great evening of poetry, songs and apparently the best ever pizza! 


Other gigs just round the corner are

Icarus Acoustic Club at Pelton Arms: Thursday 22nd June (with Richard Finch Turner on bass)

Icarus Acoustic Club at The White Swan (upstairs) Charlton: Wednesday 5th July

Orpington Folk Club (35 minute solo set): Friday 21st of July

Diary Dates! More gigs through Icarus Blackheath

March 9th 2017:  Morden Arms Greenwich in Cuckoos Corner from 9 pm

March 23rd 2017:  White Swan Charlton for Icarus Acoustic

31st March 2017:  Songwriter's Benefit Gig (in support of GRACE/Greenwich Refugee Aid and Community Enterprise) in the Art Building at Blackheath Conservatoire


Richard Finch Turner will be accompanying me on bass on 23rd and 31st of March. We're really excited to be invited back for more Icarus Acoustic Nights and to be supporting the great work of local charity GRACE. Hope you can come down and support us.  xx jo

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Recordings: guitar & voice - Jo Girdlestone; fretless bass & backing vocals - Richard J Finch-Turner.