The Huffington Post called it “gorgeous”. The Sunday Times said "McDaniel’s taut piano arrangements (and occasional vocals) rise to the challenge, adding bold harmonic and rhythmic twists. Jungr responds in kind. Eleanor Rigby takes on a more funereal hue; For No One sounds even more ethereal in her hands."
On its original release date the album was hailed by The Wall Street Journal to be “the most significant album of the twenty first century thus far.”
The March releases are supported by a national spring tour including an appearance in Berlin, and begins in January at Cathedral Quarter Festival, continuing through March, April and into May, with London date at Dean Street Soho Jazz Club.
Out now – The CD of Barbs celebrated collection of Beatles songs performed with the USA’s Emmy and Grammy winning pianist, arranger and composer John McDaniel. They tour the UK in November.
Barb Jungr collaborates with Grammy winner, pianist Laurence Hobgood on this new release on Linn Records. “I’m not just thrilled to be collaborating with Barb Jungr; I’m energised, inspired and downright giddy at having (been) matched with a “musician’s singer” – a superb vocalist whose musical intelligence is its own formidable, evolved force with which to reckon. And the reckoning is a blast!” (Laurence Hobgood, NYC 2016)
Barb tours the UK throughout the year performing songs from Shelter From the Storm, Hymn to Nina and Hard Rain.
“It’s as if Edith Piaf and Nick Cave had a love-child, who was adopted by Carmen McRae.” This show is a master-class in cabaret, in singing and in the art of reaching an audience. Judging by the queue of adoring fans in the foyer afterwards, Adelaide will call Jungr back for more. I, for one, will be there.”
New videos being added all the time...
Come Together, Barb Jungr and John McDaniel’s unique take on the Beatles repertoire at Feinsteins/54 Below in Manhattan gets a rave review in the New York Times January 15, 2016.
"Who among us isn’t familiar with the refrain “Ah, look at all the lonely people” from the Beatles classic Eleanor Rigby? To hear it performed by the great British cabaret singer Barb Jungr and the Broadway musical director John McDaniel at Feinstein’s/54 Below on Wednesday evening was to find it clarified as never before." Stephen Holden
Come Together video made by Vasily Senin of Barb Jungr and John McDaniel's Come Together.
***** 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
Tour dates are being added all the time...
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Barb Jungr Transformed the Music of Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, and Leonard Cohen for City of London. Alex Ramon's reviews of Barb Jungr's City of London Festival shows (Nina Simone and Dylan and Cohen). Read it here
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“it’s as if Edith Piaf and Nick Cave had a love-child, who was adopted by Carmen McRae.”
With 4 and 5 star rave reviews in the UK, USA and Australia, and beyond...
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
Hard Rain wins Broadway World Award for best cabaret CD of 2014
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