Sammy Jo (US)
Starting in downtown bars and lounges, Sammy Jo soon became a resident DJ at the original cyberfetish party Click + Drag where he happened to meet and become friends with an aspiring performer named Jake Shears, who had just started a band called Scissor Sisters. When the band hit it big in the UK in 2004, Shears rang DJ Sammy Jo and invited him to be the band's official tour DJ. Sammy Jo's acuity of blending different styles of music seamlessly was a perfect fit with Scissor Sisters' electro/retro sensibility. Sammy Jo now splits his living time between New York and Barcelona, where he maintains a monthly residency at the megaclub Razzmatazz. Recently he has added remixing to his list of accomplishments, including the Tasty Tim/T-Total release The Anthem and several tracks off the Scissor Sisters' latest album Nightwork. In between shows with Scissor Sisters, which last year included a warmup set at their Glastonbury Pyramid Stage performance and a sold out UK arena tour, DJ Sammy Jo can be heard at clubs across North America, Europe and Australia.