Joellen Hoff and Stephan Hoff, the two seasoned musicians who call themselves G.I. and Jo! Why the name G.I. and Jo? Well,
Stephan is ex-military, the 82nd Airborne to be exact and Joellen is...Jo! The name just seemed like a natural fit!
Both Joellen and Stephan have roots in Rock, with influences like Heart, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Steely Dan, Bruce Hornsby, Styx, Bon Jovi and more. Both played the "rock circuit" in the '80s.
Beyond their rock roots and influences, both Joellen and Stephan are fans of Blue-Eyed Soul. Such artist as Hall and Oates, Amy Winehouse, Annie Lennox, Dusty Springfield, David Bowie, Adele and Jo's all-time favorite Sir Tom Jones have had a great impact on their sound.
As a married couple and writing duo, there is the undeniable chemistry between these two. Their tunes are playful, soulful and sexy.
It is hard to compare this duo's sound with other artists, as theirs is a sound uniquely their own! What is the best way to describe G.I. and Jo's sound? it is Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul Fusion!
G.I. and Jo collaborate often with different musical geniuses one them being Doug Wilmarth whom they consider a third member of the group. He is a master of all parts guitar and he is an integral part of G.I. and Jo's musical progressions and ideas, as well as a longtime/lifelong friend and collaborator.