Hola, guten morgan, bonjour, I am international since we cannot go anywhere!! YET!
I want to say a huge thank you to you all for your support during this time when as you know I cannot work in my usual way. So, here’s so much love to you all and here’s some NEWS! Yes, when the bubble is expanded there will deffo be a gig in a garden and by the way if you WANT a gig in the garden let us know,
Anyway what’s this news I hear you mutter? I am not interested in the ravings of a pensioner in lockdown in Stockport doing dementia care. Well, I’ll tell you. We have, courtesy of Michael Parker’s brother Harry, a rare recording of The Three Courgettes live in an interview on Soundcloud and though Nate thinks I sound exactly the same (it is from 38 years ago!) I think I sound younger, much much younger. Innocent, one might say. You will find it on the Barb Jungr Soundcloud.
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Also, in other superb news, 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 we are releasing that as a single. 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. There’s also a little promo video for it which will you will find on my youtube channel. The single can be pre-ordered here...
I hope you are all remaining as well as is possible wherever you are and you are safe. As my yoga teacher says “be kind, be kind, be kind.” Music and art are the blood of the soul. As always you have my heartfelt thanks, appreciation and love.
Bob, Brel and Me will tour again when circumstances permit and as soon as that’s possible dates and venues will be up and on the site and on the mailouts. Make sure you are on the mailing list or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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