Barb Jungr


With her unique vocal style, critics have compared her to Nina Simone, Peggy Lee and Edith Piaf declaring that Barb Jungr “is one of the best interpreters of Jacques Brel and Bob Dylan anywhere on this angst ridden planet today” (Village Voice, New York). Since 2000, Jungr’s releases on Linn Records have brought her to the world stage and revealed her to be one of Europe’s most exciting voices. Rochdale-born and Stockport-bred, she combines a European heritage with an earthy northern English sensibility. Her passionate singing/song styling owes a debt to northern soul, opera and jazz - music that informed her early years. In the late 1970s she became part of the early “alternative cabaret” circuit performing and recording with the cult vocal harmony group The Three Courgettes. Subsequently she enjoyed a fruitful 12 year song-writing and musical partnership with blues guitarist and songwriter Michael Parker with whom she won a Perrier Award. Writing and performing together they released six albums and worked extensively on tour, radio and television with, among others, Julian Clary and Alexei Sayle. In the early 1990s Jungr created the award winning harmony shows “Hell Bent Heaven Bound”. Her solo career began in earnest after she recorded “Durga Rising” (1997), with the Bhangra producer and percussionist Kuljit Bhamra. “Bare” was released in 1999 on Irregular Records bringing Barb to the attention of Glasgow-based Linn Records with whom she has...

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