BARB JUNGR NEWS
Hard Rain - The Songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen
New CD out now
***** The Independent Hard Rain live review
**** The Times Hard Rain live review
**** The Daily Mirror Hard Rain album review
**** The Independent Hard Rain album review
**** I Paper Hard Rain album review
**** Jazzwise Hard Rain album review
8/10 Uncut Hard Rain album review
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New video - The Making Of Hard Rain
Barb Jungr's contemporary arrangement of the songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen was eighteen months in the making - and here she explains what went into her hard hitting album Hard Rain, featuring their political and philosophical songs. Film by Matt Lynch.
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Barb in Corby
Deep Roots Tall Trees, the songcycle Barb has worked on in Corby alongside local musicians and songwriters, will perform with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Corby Football Ground on Saturday 23rd August.
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Barb tours the UK
In Autumn 2014 Barb plays a series of national UK dates including a week long residency at London’s premier Crazy Coqs Cabaret where she now performs on the first sunday of every month. Barb will perform This Wheels On Fire which builds on her Hard Rain reperoire with songs by Steely Dan, Richard Thompson, The Rolling Stones and more. Barb tours the UK with Hard Rain and This Wheels on Fire. Dates here »
Barb in New York
In October through early November Barb plays a 2 week residency at 59E59th performing Hard Rain, The Songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen in the USA for the first time.
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Barb Jungr featured in the Independent on Sunday (14 April 2013)
How singer-songwriter coped with the death of her ex-husband and two sisters in the space of two years and became 'our greatest living interpreter of Bob Dylan'
Barb featured in London's Time Out magazine (July 2013)
Interview by By Ben Walters
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BARB JUNGR – THE UK’S ANSWER TO EDITH PIAF
Barb's last CD - Stockport To Memphis (available from Naim Jazz) is the superb album from the magnificent, mesmerising and magical Barb Jungr, one of the world’s foremost interpreters of song.
The greatest musical thing to come out of Rochdale since Gracie Fields Matthew Sweet, BBC 3
One of the best interpreters of Jacques Brel and Bob Dylan anywhere on this angst ridden planet today. Village Voice, New York
Time Out New York - Best Cabaret CD of the Year 2010
Once again Barb featured in Time Out New York's best of the year 2010 with Best Cabaret CD of the Year - Barb Jungr, The Men I Love. The superb English singer showed off her infinite variety with lush, insightful reinventions of songs by Dylan, Springsteen, Cohen and more.
Best Cabaret 2008 - Time Out New York
No 2 Best Cabaret 2009 - Time Out New York for ‘The Men I Love’ at The Café Carlyle
Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist 2008
Backstage Award for Best International Artist 2003
Bob Dylan, jazz, northern soul, Nina Simone and continental Europe’s cabaret music perform a subtle dance in Jungr’s consciousness. The Guardian
A fantastic English singer... I was just amazed by her voice...
Jeremy Irons - Desert Island Discs
Possibly our best interpreter of Dylan’s songs. Billy Bragg
Brings the same creativity for reinterpretation and re-examination that Ella Fitzgerald brought to Cole Porter.
The Wall Street Journal