Barb Jungr Barb Jungr

After an extraordinarily successful 2010, with her new CD The Men I Love released on Naim Label, appearances on NY1 and BBC Breakfast TV, a sellout tour of Australia, several highly praised shows in New York, and performances for the first time in St Louis, Cleveland and San Francisco, Barb Jungr is celebrating 2011 with touring the UK with a new live Dylan collection, reforming Girl Talk with Mari Wilson and Gwyneth Herbert, and collaborating again with Kuljit Bhamra and Simon Wallace on Durga Rising.

With rave reviews internationally and two New York awards (2008 Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist and Best International Artist 2003 Backstage Award), Barb Jungr is renowned for her unique vocal style, approach to arrangements and interpretation of song. Her acclaimed releases on Linn Reords and Naim Label, and “revelatory” live performances have brought her to the world stage and revealed her to be one of Europe's most exciting voices.

Critics have compared Jungr to Nina Simone and Peggy Lee, called her “a British Edith Piaf”, “one of the best interpreters of Jacques Brel and Bob Dylan anywhere on this angst ridden planet today” (Village Voice, New York) “one of the best nightclub singers in the world” (Time Out New York) and “mesmerizing” (The New York Times).

She has worked with some of the finest musicians and composers in the UK, has toured all over the world for the British Council in the 1990's (Malawi, Cameroon, The Yemen, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Cote D'Ivoire, Sudan) recently appeared in Australia (2006, 2007 and a sellout tour in 2010), toured Norway and has appeared in Holland and often in New York (several seasons at The Cafe Carlyle and Metropolitan Room), and at Joe's Pub.

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””Barb Jungr has that Joni Mitchell hipness. Her interpretation of new standards are like vocal poetry.” St Joseph News USA”

”Bob Dylan, jazz, northern soul, Nina Simone and continental Europe's cabaret music perform a subtle dance in singer Jungr's consciousness...” The Guardian

“astute...simmering....intelligent” --The Sunday Times

“Magnificent ...Jungr's voice is truly a thing of wonder” --The Daily Express

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