JoPo & The RiZe

JoPo & The RiZe are a soulful female led Canadian Rock Band, originating in Sudbury, Ontario, with roots extending deep into the Blues, Country and Rockabilly.


"JoPo is a bona fide Rock Goddess.  Her voice, it's gravel and silk and love and venom, she's incredibly talented with charisma, talent and beauty that could fill stadiums and city blocks.  She's the rare 1 in a thousand that truly can capture and slay a room with a take no prisoners, engaging, riveting OMG performance every time, whether she's unplugged or walled into towers of Marshall and Orange stacks.  Her contagious, beautiful, edgy vibe makes for some hella great times" -- Rob Gregorini - Owner of Red Fang Tavern

JoPo recorded her new album 'Another Trip Around the Sun' at the legendary House of Blues Studios & Ocean Way Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. The Album Release Party was held in JoPo's home town on September 15th, 2017, at the Sudbury Theatre Centre and was a great success as it was a sold out show! The Album was produced by Juno Award Winning Musician Crystal Shawanda and features session leader and lead guitarist, DeWayne Strobel (Trace Atkins, Percy Sledge, Little Richard), stand-up & electric bassist Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakam, John Cougar Mellencamp), drummer, Sandy Gennaro (Cyndi Lauper, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts), drummer and percussionist, Louis Flip Winfield (Shakira), harmonica player, Stephen Hanner, and House of Blues Studios' engineer extraordinaire, Owen Lewis.

She released her first album, “JoPo Acoustic- The RiZe,” in 2013 and inked a licensing deal with Hallmark for use of three of her songs and an appearance in their movie. She formed The RiZe to support the album and went on to record and release "Miners Town" with the band in 2015. The single was engineered & mixed by Billy Bruhmuller and mastered by Ron Skinner (Shania Twain, Sheepdogs, Elliott Brood) and it is being distributed and available for download on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, CD Baby, Spotify, and 25 other downloadable sites around the world. The TV offers keep rolling in; Jo recently appeared in the Canadian Award Winning Crave TV Comedy Series, Letterkenny.

"Jo Po is an exciting artist who is just as passionate in the studio, as she is on the stage! Producing her new album has given me a front row seat, in watching her take her artistry to the next level! Pinpointing a beautiful mixture of rock and folk, each song on her new album reveals the storyteller that Jo Po truly is! One of the hardest working artist's that I have had the chance to experience, she relentlessly lives for her live shows, and the opportunity to connect with her audience! If you have the chance to catch one of her shows, I highly recommend you do it!" -- Crystal Shawanda - Juno Award & CCMA Award Winner




The all-star band features Josh Turnbull, a multi-styled drummer, Jean-Paul Gignac, a powerful violinist, Ben Wardo, a rockabilly-style stand-up bass player, and singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, JoPo, on guitar and lead vocals. JoPo & The RiZe have shared the stage with; JJ Grey and Mofro, Crystal Shawanda, I Mother Earth, and Bill Priddle of Treble Charger and they have been featured in numerous publications and radio shows.



Vocals, Guitar


Up-Right Bass




Josh Turnbull