Inspired by the soul of the legendary Billie Holiday, the lusty voice of Sade, and the musical swag of Aaliyah, Glo has been adding her Latin roots into the genre of R&B in an innovative way. Born in San Diego, CA and then moving to Memphis, TN, she crossed paths with J20. Born and Raised in Memphis, TN, J20 is a singer with the influence of Al Green and Otis Redding, has had music in his blood not only since birth but it's been instilled in his environment as he walks, talks, and sings with the soul of Memphis. In 2009, Glo recorded her first song featuring J20 that made a mark in the small clubs scattered throughout Memphis. 2011 Glo and J20 have officially come together as "The Glo", after finding a loyal and skilled band to play behind them. Now, with the soul and funk of Memphis combined with the fun and edgy of San Diego, The Glo's music has matured into a Pop/Funk/Dance with a hint of Latin influence.
60 Seconds: What are some of the roles you play?
Glo: We are a duo named, "the glo" with a panty-dropper band, we are part of Memphis Music Foundation's newest program called, "Cante El Exito" which is a Latino based program that chose 2 latino bands in Memphis and they teach us the ropes of the music business as well as manage and find us gigs. It's a year long program and through them we have performed in places like the Levit Shell. The role we play in the music-art scene here? we are a new funky spicy rock pop band at your service.
60 Seconds: When did The Glo start?
Glo: I am only half of "the glo", but i started singing in 9th grade because I was forced into it by my parents. It was either chorus or being the only violinist in the high school's marching band... it wasn't until a few years later right after I moved into Memphis from Georgia, i started writing to tracks i found on the internet. Then I Met Jon Lewis aka J20, two years later i founded a band to make J20's tracks come to life, and now we are "the glo".
60 Seconds: What is the best part about being a musician?
Glo: Performing the music that we created and seeing the people enjoy our brain baby.
60 Seconds: What are your major aspirations?
Glo: I want to make music my career.
60 Seconds: How is your music connected to being in Memphis?
Glo: Memphis' music and people shaped me into the artist i am today. Our music is the result of that.
Glo's Memphis Favs
Place to eat
Place to be enlightened
Other local artists
I love the Memphis Music Foundation, they is oh so awesome.