Debut Solo Album & First Single release…After S Club split in 2003, many fans patiently awaited the launch of Jo’s solo music career.. but she took two years to herself post-S Club before eventually getting back in the studio. In July 2005, she announced that she had signed a recording deal with Sanctuary Records and would be releasing her debut solo album, and first single later that year. In the summer of 2005, she played at various summer music Festivals around the UK, as well as clubs and Universities to promote the release of her solo music.
She released her first single , “What Hurts The Most” on the 26th September 2005, and held various different CD signings around the UK. The song peaked at number #13 on the UK single charts, and her debut solo album, “Relentless” was released a week later, but charted at number #48. After Sanctuary Records made the announcement that a second single from the album was on it’s way, there was some confusion after they changed the single 3 times, between To ease your Pain, Wish I was over you and Relentless . During this confusing period, Jo eventually announced that she was parting ways with Sanctuary Records, and taking a hiatus from the music industry.
Jo has said in a few interviews over the years, that she would like to get back into the recording studio and work on new music.. hopefully a second album will be on it’s way one day.
Relentless Album Track Listing
02. What hurts the most
03. Wish I was over you
04. To ease your pain
05. You didn’t know
06. Never felt like this
07. Let’s love
08. Baby i’m a fool
09. I believe in you
10. Never meant to break your heart
11. It’s your love
12. It felt like love
13. That’s where i’ll belong
14. Rainbow’s end
Bonus Track. The First Time (b-side for What Hurts The Most single)
Below, is a list of tracks that Jo has recorded but were never released. A few of them are available online, and some remain as unheard Demos
Blue Today, Blue Tomorrow ● Incurable ● Don’t Wanna Let You Down (a duet with Lee Ryan from Blue) ● Amazed ● Taxi Cab ● All That I Am ● These Dreams ● I Choose You ● Some Kinda Magic ● Chains ● Unspeakable ● Stronger Than Me ● Won’t Let Go ● Go Your Own Way ● Learn to Love ● The Meaning of Love ● Show Me (The Meaning)
Check out the music video for Jo’s debut solo single, What Hurts The Most – below
In A Broken Dream (with The Popes)
In 2012, Jo recorded vocals for the track, In a Broken Dream with The Popes. She also done a one-off performance with them that summer.
The song is featured on the bands album, New Church – which was released in 2012
Jo then took a long break from solo music, and continued to tour around the UK with two of her S Club band members, as S Club 3 until 2020, when she announced she was taking a step back from S Club to focus on a return to music as a solo artist. Click Here to read what happened next…