Joanna graduated in Creative Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University and then embarked on a rich and varied career in the music industry!
She has performed on stages with Jamie Cullum, The Buena Vista Social Club and the Blockheads. She is poised to release her fourth album Falling Out of Grace and last year featured two of her compositions on Celtic Skies.
She has sold out Ronnie Scott's, performed for 10,000 people at Audley End Picnic Concert and this year she's looking forward to opening there for Ronan Keating.
She's also the teacher behind Grammy & Oscar winning superstar Sam Smith whom she taught from age 10 to 19.
“I’m totally honoured to have the chance to sing with Leigh” states Joanna “I’ve always had a love of musical theatre and see myself as the Barbara Dixon to Leigh’s Elaine Paige!!”