Debut album, CYCLE GRACE PULSE BREAK was released in December 2010.
(I hasten to add this is the first CD i have created that didn’t involve any Stanley knife cut threats to my thumbs from excessive DIY old-school home producing).
Album cover painting/artwork/sleeve design by Jo Bywater Artwork
Engineering/Production by Danny Rogers
Mastering by Dallas Masters
Jo ‘woods’ photos by Elaine Kinsella
Recorded @ Highfield St Studios, Liverpool
‘..Jo possesses the kind of energy that enables her to deliver a soulful howl…without ever inviting you to dare feel sorry for her. Here she’s sensitive yet confident, and abundantly talented…Having written, performed, created the artwork for and promoted the hell out of her first album, it’s clear Jo Bywater has the kind of passion that sets her apart from much of the soulless, generic work in her genre. If you’re looking for something exciting, challenging and refreshingly honest I recommend you check out Cycle Grace Pulse Break and you will not be disappointed’ Matt Pitman (THE GIRLS ARE)
‘Great guitarist and songwriter who deserves a wider audience’ – Nick Wall (Vintage Radio)
‘These songs are really raw, strong, and emotional. Bywater has an excellent vocal style for this genre. It’s so gutsy and very vulnerable sounding too at times.
Her guitar style is powerful and deliberate’ – Collected Sounds