A contemporary Christian rock band with a universal vision, Jo Petty Band is beginning to see that vision realized as they step out from their native Cape Cod and reach audiences all over New England with their electric and energizing sound.
Getting their start in 2009 under the name SkyWatch, the band has gone through some personnel changes, to arrive at the talented and versatile mix they have now. A mix that can light up the stage with a high-octane rock song, or touch the heart through a raw ballad. Combining the influences of rock, funk and the blues, they take the listener to a whole new level, while still ministering to the heart.
On the heels of the release of their first CD, the band began to be recognized as a new force in the Christian music genre. This recognition brought them to perform Connect Fest 2012, alongside big names in the Christian music industry. Their continued success has lead them to Connect Fest 2013 and opening for Audio Adrenaline.
The release of their second CD in April 2014 enlisted the talents of two songwriters and brought the band to another level, evolving them into a force to be reckoned with. This year (2016) will mark their third year at New England's largest Christian music festival known as SoulFest which is held at Gunstock Mountain in Gilford, NH. Rockin' the Revival [main] Stage alongside national recording artists such as; Skillet, Natalie Grant, Switchfoot, Building 429, Toby Mac and many more.
With yet another CD on the horizon and a perspective that is fresh and reflective, Jo Petty Band is just beginning to scratch the surface of all that lies within them.
"Jo Petty... has a startlingly expressive voice, bringing a great deal of emotional content and phrasing to her brand of Christian rock. She’s an interesting vocalist, whether it’s on the earnest and heartfelt “Hold Tight” or the more aggressive and rocked-out “Break Through,” and a testament to the genre’s power and stylistic range." The Worcester Telegram 2016
"Utilizing the rhythms and energy of rock music, [their] music carries a message of hope...” The Barnstable Patriot 2013