"Jo has helped me understand my voice so much. Not only has she strengthened my voice, she has helped me with my confidence. A brilliant teacher."

Jessie Ware

"If I had to start again knowing what I know now, then Jo Thompson would be my first and last teacher. Probably the best vocal coach in the country."

Steve Hart

"Jo is a hugely talented singing coach who has encouraged me to work harder than I have ever worked before. She is a great source of inspiration."

Jane Horrocks

Artists Jo has coached include:


Rock & Pop

Tom Baxter; James Bay; James Blake; Cheryl Cole; George Craig (One Night Only); Craig David; Django Django; Ms Dynamite; Sophie Ellis-Bextor; George Ezra; Ella Eyre; Paloma Faith; Foxes; Ellie Goulding; Elly Jackson (La Roux); Benjamin Francis Leftwich; Liberty X; Pixie Lott; Lulu; Mali; Marina Lambrine Diamandis (Marina and the Diamonds); Jess Mills (SLO); James Morrison; Ive Mendes; John Newman; The Overtones; Lee Ryan; Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters); J C Stewart; Lucie Silvas; Heather Small; Tom Smith (Editors); Steps; Diana Vickers; Jessie Ware.


TV, Stage & Film etc.

Richard Arnold; Matt Baker; Frank Barrie; Lucy Benjamin; Brian Blessed; Michael Caine; Fearne Cotton; Sarah Crowe; Shirley Ann Field; Kate Garraway; Keeley Hawes; Lenny Henry; James Hewitt; Jane Horrocks; Catherine Jenkins; John Leslie; Lisa Maxwell; David Morrissey; Lucy Pargiter; Sarah Parish; Amanda Redman; John Gordon Sinclair; Frank Skinner; Penny Smith; David Tennant.


Films & TV credited as Singing Coach

Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis 1997 (Goldcrest/BBC); Blonde Bombshells 1998 (LWT); Little Voice 1998 (Scala/Miramax); Very Annie Mary 1999 (Dragon Pictures); When Brendon Met Trudy 1999 (Collins Avenue Films Ltd); Popstars - The Rivals 2002 (ITV); Absolutely Fabulous 2003 (BBC); Blackpool 2004 BBC (Lip-Synch); Murder in Suburbia ll (Granada 2005); Margaret (2005) Channel 4; Ripley's Gold 2006 BBC (Lip Synch); The ‘Y’ Factor (2007) Sky Sports; Gracie (Autumn 2009) BBC 4.


TV/Radio Appearances

Popstars - The Rivals (ITV); Popstars Extra (ITV1 & 2); This Morning (GMTV); Smile (CBBC); Midweek (BBC Radio 4); Classic FM (Newnights); BBC World Service (The Music Biz); Soccer Saturday Christmas Special (2007); The ‘Y’ Factor (SKY); Changing Faces (Living TV Autumn 2009); First Love - with Lenny Henry (Sky Arts Spring/Summer 2010); Launching People - with Paloma Faith (SKY 2014); Teletubbies (BBC 2015) Voice Coach.

"Jo has been our vocal coach and friend since the release of our first album. She has been a constant presence in our career since we were signed to a record label. Lots of travel, lots of touring, lots of preparation - in short, lots of singing! At times it can be vocally tiring and stressful for all of us, so it is always welcome when we get to spend some time with her. From the learning of new and various techniques to get the best out of our voices, to learning how best to prepare and preserve our voices for a tour, a big concert, or a 4am TV appearance, Jo always makes sure we are in the best vocal shape possible. It’s a great pleasure to have Jo on our team."

The Overtones