Barb Jungr

Award-winning singer, songwriter & writer

“It’s as if Edith Piaf and Nick Cave had a love-child,
who was adopted by Carmen McRae”
— Glam Adelaide

“One of the best interpreters of Jacques Brel and Bob Dylan anywhere on this angst ridden planet today”
— Village Voice, New York

“Brings the same creativity for reinterpretation and
re-examination that Ella Fitzgerald brought to Cole Porter.”
— The Wall Street Journal

“One of the world’s great cabaret singers”
— Time Out New York

“Electrifying... the top rank of jazz singers. A true musical alchemist she is truly a marvel, who should not be missed”
— The Telegraph


Barb and John release Float Like A Butterfly - The Songs of Sting, on Kristalyn Records.

Barb and John release Float Like A Butterfly - The Songs of Sting, on Kristalyn Records.

Pre order hard copies now and buy online immediately! Listen on Spotify and share wildly!

Full details here

Barb Jungr and John McDaniel

Barb Jungr and John McDaniel appear for 4 dates in July at legendary Joe’s Pub and in August in Berlin with a new collection celebrating 1968, Let The Sun Shine In.

Appearing on both continents during the summer they launch their Sting repertoire in London and Connecticut, perform their Beatles repertoire at Buxton Festival and perform at Ancram opera House and Razz Room New Hope.

See all live dates here

Come Together

In March 2017 Linn Records released an anniversary edition of Barb’s now Cult Classic album Every Grain of Sand on CD and on vinyl.

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.”

Celebrated in a chapter of “The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums” by Will Friedwald available here.

The release is supported by ongoing UK tour throughout 2018.

See all live dates here

Buy at Linn Records
Pre-order CD at Amazon
Limited edition vinyl at Amazon

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake

Based on best selling children’s author Michael Rosen’s poem, co-adapted by director Peter Glanville and Barb Jungr with music and songs by Barb Jungr, Chocolate Cake opens at Polka Children’s Theatre in March 2018 and tours throughout 2018 - 2019 including Hull Truck Theatre, Bristol Old Vic and more.

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Barb touring the UK

Liver Birds Flying Home opened at The Royal Court Liverpool in April and runs to May 12th with lyrics Barb Jungr music Mike Lindup of Level 42, and book by Barb Jungr, George Seaton and Linda McDermott.

Produced by The Royal Court Liverpool and James Seabright Productions with George Seaton, directed by Benji Sperring, the show runs in Liverpool for 4 weeks..

"Subtle, engaging and moving in all the right places, the sitcom source material is neither here nor there once the story sucks you in. You’ll be rooting for every single soul on that stage."
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Liverpool Echo

"The musical score is one of the true stars of the show. With lyrics by Barb Jungr and musical composition by Level 42’s Mike Lundup, together they have created poetic lyrics and a score that soars as high as a Liver Bird." ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Cellophaneland

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"THE UK’S ANSWER TO EDITH PIAF" – Record Collector


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Blog Critics
Barb Jungr and John McDaniel - ‘1968: Let the Sun Shine In’

Boycotting Trends
Concert and CD Review: Float Like a Butterfly: The Songs of Sting

Cabaret Scenes
Barb Jungr & John McDaniel: 1968: Let the Sun Shine In

NewStatesman - Barb Jungr's Diary

Cabaret Scenes - Come Together

Liverpool Echo - Liver Birds Flying Home

Cellophaneland - Liver Birds Flying Home - Liver Birds Flying Home - Acapela Studios - Liver Birds Flying Home - Chocolate Cake - Chocolate Cake - Chocolate Cake - Chocolate Cake

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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