Born and raised in New York City, Linda Jo Rizzo came to Germany in the 80’s while on tour with her former girl group, “The Flirts”. Their hit, “Passion” placed #4 in Germany’s Hitparade. top ten in other European and Asian countries. Producer Bobby Orlando (Pet Shop Boys, Divine) went on to produce further hits for Linda and “The Flirts” such as “Danger, Helpless #12 Billboard USA, and Calling All Boys”.

In 1985 Linda leaves the group „The Flirts“, to persue a solo career. Produced by “Fancy”, a famous 80’s star himself, Linda enters the dance charts with songs such as, “You’re My First, You’re My Last” (#2 Hong Kong), “Heartflash”, “Perfect Love” and “Fly Me High” (#6 Germany).

Linda’s “Passion” for the stage, her charisma, and interaction with her audiences, combined with her NewYork-Italien-American temperament, earns her great success with her fans all over the world. She is known for her entertainment and is referred to by her audiences and fans as the “Power Lady”.

2013: Worldwide album release, „Day of the Light“. Duett production and video clip release of “Out of the Shadows” with US artist TQ, produced by Ian Nguyen, USA. Special Mega-Maxi-Mix Album „Flirts feat. Linda Jo Rizzo, ”Passion of Disco” in honor of the 30th anniversary of “The Flirts” with new productions of Linda’s earlier Flirts hits and more.

2014: Worldwide release and video clip, „Stronger Together“, featuring „Fancy“. (ZYX Music)

2015: US album release, “Fly Me High”, by Space Sound Records for ZYX Music. US single release of “Life Is a Story” featuring TQ, production & video by Ian Nguyen.

2016: “Only One Night” vinyl maxi release, AMD Records, NYC.

2017: Release of “Day of the Light Re-Loaded”, produced by Johann Perrier, Single Maxi vinyl release, “I Want You Tonight”, in duet with Tom Hooker, Produced by Miki Chierigato, AMD Records, NYC.

2018: Digital release “We Are Europe” by “Friends of Europe” feat. Linda Jo Rizzo. Digital release, “Take Me”, by Del Faro. “Just An Illusion”, vinyl release from Victor Ark on ZYX Music & AMD Records, NYC.

2019: Double CD release “Greatest Hits & Remixes” (ZYX Music). Vinyl release, “Mr. Policeman / Calling All Boys” by Andy Emme (NDM Studios). Single & video release, “A Different Kind of Magic”, in Duet with Ken Laszlo produced by Ian Nguyen (ZYX Music) Digital release, “Let’s Go to Oktoberfest” (ZYX)

2020: “Dance in the Moonlight” produced by Mino Siciliano (Clip Music). “Last 2 Girls on the Dancefloor”, duet with Mika Ella. “On the Floor (in Mexico), FAB4-Linda Jo Rizzo, Vanelle, Cynthia Johnson (Funky Town), Cristiene Hall (ERSA Records Canada), “Just Stay”, CLM Productions USA.


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JOY has performed in Poland!
JOY has performed in Poland!

The 80´s festival took place on November 26´th in Poznan, Poland. The festival´s foreign performes were: Joy, Savage, Limahl and Fancy. Artists have performed their greatest hits and audience cheered their idols! We were happy to represent JOY for that great festival! Joy continues touring in Poland! More info coming soon!  


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On the weekends in July a festival called ‘Retro Summer’ was held in Estonia.
On the weekends in July a festival called ‘Retro Summer’ was held in Estonia.

The opening performer was the legendary new wave band Secret Service from Sweden, who won millions of hearts in the 1980s. All of their classics hits– including “Oh, Susie,””Ten o’clock Postman” and “Flash in the Night” – were performed live on the Kuursaal Kõlakoda stage. The party was started by the ensemble Regatt. The next act at Retro Summer was the trio…