Hola, guten morgan, bonjour, I hope you and your families remain in good health in these strange times but it is with joy that I am able to announce new live dates! Socially distant obviously but please go to the news and live dates section to see where we will be (London the 606 Jazz Club, Oxfordshire The Red Lion, Crazy Coqs and Shoreham Ropetackle Arts Centre).
Once again I want to say a huge thank you to you all for your support during this time when as you know we could not work in the usual ways. And remember if you want a gig in a garden let us know please we can do almost anything.
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And the wonderful Simon Wallace and I have recorded Dancing In The Dark which we had performed live some years ago and Simon has done a beautiful production which we made in lockdown and is out now.
Buy here · Stream here
There’s a lovely lockdown promo video Simon has made which accompanies the release (27th June) on Kristalyn (catalogue number is KristaDB1) and it’s - well I think - beautiful. It’s a song I’ve loved and a sentiment that somehow seems to fit these times.
We hope you can have the best remaining summer possible and look forward to seeing you at one of these dates or check in and stream us live because that’s now a real thing!
Love, peace and good health to you all, Barb
The new single Dancing In The Dark, Bruce Springsteen’s classic song, is out now on Kristalyn Records (KristaDB1). Recorded with and produced by Simon Wallace, with video by Simon and all made during lockdown, aren’t we all Dancing in the Dark?
Barb released In My Troubled Days in early April 2020. The single is a duet with the wonderful Fourth Choir, with a video and a link for choral arrangements by John McDaniel.
Broadway World review of Bob, Brel and Me at Joe’s Pub NYC - Feb. 20, 2020
Barb Jungr's committed performances of material by Bob Dylan, Jacques Brel, and herself make for a powerful set. Her delightfully quirky humor, with some cutely bristling impatience at the folly of human nature, is welcome comic relief between highly emotional, word-dense songs. Whether cheeky or choked-up with feeling, this artist (I don't use the word casually) commands attention and affection. Read full review
Kind of Jazz ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Barb's voice in fine fettle, and as always, her read on the lyrics is spot-on. Read full review
The vocals are powerfully delivered in Barb Jungr’s inimitable style – classy, full on, a touch of the mischievous and complete conviction. Read full review
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5 stars for the Edinburgh show.
Bob, Brel and Me showcases a performer at the top of her game. This is stellar cabaret which sees our star interpret the work of Dylan and Brel with a skilful awareness of the source material, and present these tracks with a heartfelt originality, charm and elegance. Read full review
Bob, Brel and Me at Purcell Room
Humane, challenging, funny and restorative, this energising evening found one of the great contemporary chansonnières at her finest. Read full review