Debut Single Out Now

'Throw Me A Rope' is out now, listen below.



Graced with jazz sensibilities, exceptional vocal technique and a four-octave range, Jo Davie is an Australian vocalist, composer and researcher. Graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium in 2017, with First Class Honours and the University Medal, she burst onto the music scene as 2018 runner-up Folk Alliance Young Artist of the Year. She has since won audiences and accolades across Australia, recently supporting Katie Noonan at QPAC Concert Hall and Sydney Festival. Alongside regular performances in other projects, including Cigány Weaver and Asha Jefferies, Jo is also completing her PhD investigating the female singer-songwriter’s use of music technology and self-production.



Jo has showcased her music at many festivals including Woodford Folk Festival (QLD), The National Folk Festival (ACT), Sydney Festival (NSW), Cobargo Folk Festival (NSW), Blue Mountains Music Festival (NSW), Bello Winter Music Festival (QLD), The Tablelands Folk Festival (FNQ), Noosa Alive (QLD) and Palm Creek Folk Festival (FNQ). As lead vocalist for Cigány Weaver, she has also played festivals including Caloundra Music Festival (QLD), Illawarra Folk Festival (NSW), Mullum Music Festival (QLD), Cullulleraine Music Festival (VIC), Perisher Peak Festival (NSW), among others, to great acclaim. In 2022, Jo performed internationally at Glastonbury, London Southbank Centre, and Edinburgh Fringe, as keyboardist for Australian artist, Sahara Beck.



Anika Luna (Triple J): "Heartfelt and to the bone - what a strong debut from this Meanjin act on the rise." Read the review here.

Helen Pitt, Sydney Morning Herald: "Two names stand out for me from the entire 24-day Sydney Festival program: Christie Whelan Brown and Jo Davie. Remember them. I won't forget their performances. Jo Davie was the support act for Katie Noonan: Joni Mitchell's Blue 50th Anniversary...Davie took to the stage in a '70s-style chiffon style dress that could have come from the Canadian crooner's wardrobe, and her husky, sweet, high, bell-like voice could easily be mistaken for Mitchell's, who made leaping up to her head voice an art. She was an exquisite entree to the main act of Noonan." Read the review here.

Ash McGregor (Triple J, live on Home & Hosed): "It's a stunning song, it's about being left in relationship limbo, like love me, or leave me. And her tone is beautiful, she's influenced by artists like Julia jacklin and Phoebe Bridgers and I can just hear her singing their singles, she's someone that I've been watching for quite a while since I used to live in Meanjin/Brisbane and she's always been creating, collaborating, working in music in it's purest form, playing gigs at Woodford Folk Festival. It's something that I've always admired from her, she's got so much craft behind her so I'm very excited that she's finally got a debut single out in the world...She's someone you've gotta be keeping an eye on, and if you want to hear her four octave range live, she's playing a show in Brisbane on the 21st of this month."

John Andrew, Weekend Notes - Supporting Katie Noonan Music QPAC 2022 (Review): "Jo Davie looked apprehensive – "I'm shaking," she said - but the audience had clearly come to reminisce and to enjoy and warmly applauded as her pure voice celebrated "Both Sides Now". Many in the audience were singing quietly along as her voice soared, finishing with the familiar words. Jo then chose to sing her own songs – it was a good choice. Her lyrics were perceptive and sensitive, and her vocal technique is excellent. In particular, her last song with a jazz-blues flavour allowed her to showcase her four-octave range, and she saved her highest note for last, to rapturous applause. We will be hearing a great deal more of this wonderful lady." Read the review here.

Meredith Walker, Blue Curtains Brisbane - Supporting Katie Noonan Music QPAC 2022 (Review): "But first, audience members are treated to an Act One from up-and-coming artist Jo Davie, whose similarly angelic voice soars through opening number, ‘Both Sides Now’, before some original works, with additional guitar accompaniment by Jack Walton."

Canberra City News - National Folk Festival 2022 (Review): "All the performances were enjoyable, with a couple of standouts from The Little Quirks and a young singer Jo Davie, whose pared-down treatment of 'Both Sides Now' was delightful."

BMA Magazine - National Folk Festival 2022 (Review): "Joining them were rising stars such as The Dawn Light, Hannah Acfield, [and] vocal phenomenon Jo Davie"

Luka Bloom (International Award-Winning Song-writer): "Jo was one of the highlights of Katoomba (Blue Mountains Music Festival) for me."

Glenn Martin, Audience Member at Blue Mountains Music Festival: "I saw Jo (with a double bass/mandolin player) at the Blue Mountains Music Festival, 15-17 March 2019. I thought she was extraordinary. The program said she could sing across four octaves. Well, her voice danced across four octaves. The songs were lovely, and the experience was sublime. Wishing her a great future."

Cigány Weaver:

Peter James Wreford Dawson - National Folk Festival 2022 (Review): "Cigány Weaver is the vehicle for the four-octave range of Jo Davie’s amazing voice, with bandmates producing extended solos on violin, bass and guitar. Grinning from ear to ear, Jo sat at the feet of each soloist when not leaping energetically about the tiny Scrumpy stage."

Nkechi Anele (Triple J Unearthed) - 4/5 Stars: “Ok, I legit tried to sing along with this tune and those high notes - seriously - out of control. Devilishly charming and playful, I feel like I have stumbled into a bohemian tent at a festival somewhere." Read the review here.

Music Is My Muse Album Review: “Cigány Weaver’s self-titled debut showcases exquisite and vibrant instrumentation and breathtaking vocals brought together by a perfectly in-sync band.” Read the full review here.

Theatre Haus on 'Cigany Weaver at Brisbane Festival': "The sextet works together with the ease of years, but the passion and the freshness that they bring to their music is captivating. Putting such an experience into words feels somehow elusive and inadequate”. Read the full review here.

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Spotty Kites Children's Songs, 'Koala Lullaby' & 'Sleeping In The Stars' (Commercial Work):


Awards: Jo Davie: 2018 Folk Alliance Young Artist of the Year Runner Up. Jo Davie: Winner of Lord Mayor's City Hall Concert Award, QUBE Effect 2017. Cigány Weaver Single 'Make Do' reached #49 in Audience Voted 4ZZZ Hot 100 of 2019. 2020 QMA Nomination for 'Janome' on Cigány Weaver Album.

Festivals Played: Glastonbury Festival 2022 (UK), Sunshine Sounds Festival 2021 (QLD), Caloundra Music Festival 2019 (QLD), Woodford Folk Festival 2016, 18, 19, 22 (QLD). Mullumbimby Music Festival 2019 (QLD). OzManouche Festival 2017 & 19 (QLD). Palm Creek Folk Festival 2019 & 22 (FNQ). Bello Winter Music Festival 2018 & 19 (NSW). Blue Mountains Folk Festival 2018 (NSW). Hidden Lanes Festival 2019 (QLD). Horizon Arts Festival 2019 (QLD). The Goat Acoustic Sessions 2020 & 21 (QLD). The River Folk Festival 2020 & 22 (QLD). MOSAIC Multicultural Festival 2021 (QLD). Stanthorpe Music & Arts Festival 2021 (QLD). Stanthorpe Apple & Grape Festival 2021 (QLD). Noosa Alive 2021 (QLD). Sydney Festival 2022 (NSW). BIGSOUND Showcase 2022 (QLD). Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022 (UK). Bushtime Festival 2020 & 21 (QLD). Tablelands Folk Festival 2018 (FNQ). Wallaby Creek Festival 2017 (FNQ). Maleny Music Festival 2018 (QLD). Perisher Peak Festival 2018 (NSW). Cullulleraine Music Festival 2018 (VIC). The National Folk Festival 2018 & 22 (ACT). Illawarra Folk Festival 2018 & 22 (NSW). Neurum Creek Music Festival 2018 (QLD). Eudlo Music Nights Festival 2019 (QLD). Redlands Bayside Blues Festival 2020 (QLD). Swell Sculpture Festival 2020 & 22 (QLD). Hervey Bay Seafood Festival 2021 (QLD). Bloom Festival 2021 (QLD). Teneriffe Festival 2022 (QLD). Brisbane Festival 2018, 19, 21 & 22 (QLD). Cobargo Folk Festival 2022 NSW). Dots & Loops NONSTOP Festival 2021 & 22 (QLD).


Photographers: Daniel Kassulke, Kate Lund, Eenn Nguyen

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