Jo singing at Orkney Folk Festival 2009.



"Fusing traditional folk melodies and vocals with Americana accoustic  arrangements, is not a well trodden path. 'The Jo Philby Band' have taken these two musical forms and achieved a fresh hybrid sound which is both challenging and captivating."

Gavin MacGregor - United Sounds of Americana - March 2015


The above quote came out of our recent Tour in March 2015 whilst performing at a wonderful House Concert at Crystal House in Strathpeffer.



“Beautiful vocals and harmonies combine for a CD all will enjoy” 

Review of 'Beneath the Starry Sky' For The Orcadian November 2012 by GMS

"If I was asked to choose a favourite from the 13 tracks on Jo Philby’s new CD, Beneath the Starry Sky, I would have great difficulty.

This is Jo’s second album and although her folk roots are still there, the influence of Americana and Country music can be clearly heard…"

If you want to read the whole review please open the attached PDF below - The Orcadian Review 


"Jo Philby’s superb new album really shifts everything up a gear” 


Review of 'Beneath the Starry Sky' by JRS - 'Living Orkney', December 2012

"Her highly distinctive vocals..are no longer out on their own, but meshed into a lush mix of haunting harmonies & perfectly arranged guitars, paino & cello background.

The experience of it all is not just relaxing & pleasurable but, in places, truly uplifting”.

 If you want to read the whole review please click on the PDF below - Living Orkney Review



"Philby’s affectingly understated mix of originals and covers, sweetly accompanied and harmonised by her four-piece band" 


Sue Wilson, The Scotsman - June 2012

The above quote was taken from a fabulous 5 star review of this year's 30th Orkney Folk Festival! The highest accolade we could have got. The festival was indeed delighted. Needless to say myself & new line-up were extremely pleased with our review as it was the first time we had appeared together live. We were launching my New EP 'These Days'. So long may it continue...

If you want to read the whole review please click on this link; The Scotsman Review


Since the release of 'Saltwater & Stone' & now 'Beneath the Starry Sky' Jo has received many great reviews. Here are a few examples of her latest reviews & quotes from the media.

"Jo has a pure & mature voice and clearly believes in her chosen material...this is a quietly beguiling disc"




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