Jo Callis is a man with a list of music hits to his name that would make most people drool. As founder and principal songwriter of late 70′s pop/punk outfit The Rezillos, he had a string of UK hits including “Top of the Pops” and “Destination Venus”. And then came…
The Human League!!! Jo co-wrote ALL their major hits and played and sang on them too. Don’t You Want Me, Mirror Man, (Keep Feeling) Fascination, The Lebanon, Life On Your Own, Louise, Heart Like A Wheel, Seconds, Open Your Heart and TONS more. Jo also wrote with Feargal Sharkey (of the Undertones) and had a UK hit with Loving You. And so on and so on and so on. But guess what?
HE’S COMING ON BOARD THE CABONAUTS TO REMIX OUR SONGS!!!! Jo, based in Scotland, is a big sci-fi fan and so it’s only fitting he joins the cast and crew on the most unique sci-fi show ever. I can’t even begin to tell you how over the moon we all are. His remixes will be sold on iTunes later this year when we launch the show. In the meantime, it’s hard to believe that a genuine 80′s icon is remixing these songs I’m writing – and he’s kicking it off with the track from the pilot entitled “(Female) Scientists” featuring vocals by Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Miracle Laurie (Dollhouse) and James C. Leary (Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Jo is now an official Cabonautee and we couldn’t be happier.
Here’s a selection of his videos.
And I couldn’t resist linking to this absurdly bad (so intentionally bad it’s brilliant) version of Fascination here on YouTube.It’s very Vic & Bob. We’ll let you know soon who else is coming on board the Scarad to remix tracks – some other great surprises are on the way
ps – have you added yourself to The Cabonauts Facebook fan page yet? go for it