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


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

Barb touring the UK

Liver Birds Flying Home opens at The Royal Court Liverpool in April 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.

“Sensational! This could be the next Blood Brothers.” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Good News Liverpool

“The producers may well have a massive hit on their hands.” ★ ★ ★ ★ Musical Theatre Review

Buy tickets here

The Singing Mermaid

The Singing Mermaid based on the best selling children’s book by Julia Donaldson, opens at The Little Angel Puppet Theatre in February.

Co-adapted by director Samantha Lane and Barb Jungr, it features songs and music by Barb Jungr.

The Times ★ ★ ★ ★ review said "Samantha Lane and Barb Jungr’s adaptation is nimble and involving, with Lane’s bijou production elegantly enhanced by Jungr’s lilting, cabaret-style songs. Jungr’s melodies and lyrics are pleasingly sophisticated, yet still accessible for the littlest audience members, who at the performance I saw danced with delight.”

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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.

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


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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