Jo Stance is a new project by upcoming Finnish vocalist Johanna Försti
and drummer-producer Teppo “Teddy Rok” Mäkynen. With the release of
their eagerly-awaited debut LP on Ricky-Tick Records, they are set to
make a show-stopping entrance into the scene. The debut single “Hey
Girl!”, released in June 2010, already made big waves gaining Jo Stance
the #1 most played slot at Radio Helsinki in July, and the support of
the likes of NYC’s famed Daptone crew.
Jo Stance is Försti’s debut solo project co-produced, written, and conceived by her and Teppo “Teddy Rok” Mäkynen, the man behind Ricky-Tick’s lauded The Stance Brothers pseudonym. The duo also play the majority of the instruments heard on the record, only to be aided by selected friends on occasion.
Soulful to the bone and with just the right amount of roughness around the edges, the Jo Stance LP is a winner, successfully expanding the lush sound of the first hit single, and then some.