I hope you are all well and thank you as always for your kind support and encouragement for what are, for pretty much everyone, very demanding and sad times. But I am optimistic as we are beginning to put dates in the diary and when we know from government that there’s a chance of them going ahead we will put them on the website. On sale is Shoreham Ropetackle Centre, Easter Saturday, April 3rd. Buy tickets here.
The Mother Christmas film is available and please do send the link everywhere where small children would like a fun film and parents could have a cuppa while it’s on. Watch it here.
There’s a new Simon and Barb video of I Saw The Light made for the wonderful Harold Sanditen's onine show, watch it here - and Ink Festival have two versions of Black Is The Colour for Valentine’s gifts in support of their work. Inkfestival.org
There may be London dates of the new show in June at The Crazy Coq's if all goes well in our worlds. Fingers crossed - love 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