JOANNE JOLLIE'S LIFE STORY!
Joanne Jollie is a singer, compère, cabaret artist, actress, dancer and choreographer originally from Yorkshire in the north of England. She moved to London at the age of 18 to study dance and musical theatre at The London Studio Centre and has been in show business for 25 years.
She is currently touring the beautiful island of Sri Lanka where she has sang for the President! Singing all over the island from the beach clubs and hotels in the south to entertaining the crowds in Colombo with her one woman comedy cabaret shows, Miss Jollie also entertains at many corporate events. Joanne sang at the RTC CUP, an annual racing event akin to Ascot in Nuwara Eliya which was broadcast to a global audience.
Joanne sang in.Ibiza, Spain for 7 years as one half of comedy vocal duo 'THE DOUBLE DEES' as well as her solo cabaret shows.
Her one woman show ‘AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 MEN!' was a sell out, standing room only hit at the Edinburgh Festival, 2011 where she also appeared in two plays ‘On the Bench’ and ‘Dances For Wolves’ which received 5 star reviews!
She was back in 2012 with 'PANDORA'S BOX', which toured the major festivals, check out the Pandora's Box Page to book this show.
In 2015 Joanne wrote a new show '50 SHADES OF JOLLIE' which premiered in London and then in her home town of Hull.
See her amazing 5 star review here
With her bubbly, infectious personality she has wowed audiences in such venues as;
RONNIE SCOTT'S, PIZZA ON THE PARK, MADAME JOJO'S, BUNGA BUNGA, CAFE ROYALE, CELLAR DOOR, THE BRIDEWELL THEATRE, PROUD CABARET, THE SHADOW LOUNGE and across the pond in BIRDLAND, NEW YORK as well as many 5 star hotels around the globe.
Most recently she was lucky enough to have her own 9 piece jazz band and perform regularly at the stunning Piano Man venues in Delhi, India
Joanne sings a combination of jazz, blues, soul and musical theatre all done with hilarious comic flair and poignancy where needed but always with great passion.
As well as her shows, Joanne hosts and guest spots at many events.
Joanne has appeared alongside many of the leading lights in the cabaret world today including Dusty Limits, Tricity Vogue, Mz Kimberley, Barb Junger, Paul.L.Martin, Myra Dubois, Jonny Woo, Dickie Beau and Mat Ricardo to name but a few!
As well as her cabaret work Joanne is a trained actress and dancer and she was lucky enough to have parts written for her by the award winning playwright John Godber in 'Unleashed' and 'Moby Dick', performing around the UK with Hull Truck from The Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh to The Bloomsbury Theatre in London.
Joanne has also worked extensively as a choreographer for the BBC.