“When I was a kid my Nan set up a savings account for each of her Grand kids. By the time I was 13 I realised what I wanted to be and I cleared out the account and went to Denmark street with my uncle and bought my first guitar. From then on I was hooked, I loved the music so much that I would starve myself all week at school so I could use my lunch money to pay for rehearsal rooms and travel cards to get to gigs.
My fascination with music grew and I played in a number of bands growing up making sure each time that my band-mates level of music was far superior to mine so I could learn as much as I could which would play a big part in shaping me into the musician I am today.
Finally I turned 18 and of course I blew all of my birthday money on a Takamine guitar, I played every guitar in that shop and out of all of them I could feel this one calling to me and I just knew. Not long after that I became Rainbow Jo.”