Thu 03 Mar 2016 | 8pm | £14 (£13*) | Seated
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The Daily Mirror described her as ‘the finest female soul blues singer in the UK’ and Jo’s 2013 debut album Dirt On My Tongue received remarkable critical acclaim and no little commercial success making various of ‘best of’ lists and awards, internationally.
She subsequently signed to V2 (stable mates include Adele, Mumford and Sons, Queens of the Stone Age etc) in Europe and the album entered the Netherlands album charts. Huey Morgan (Fun Lovin’ Criminals) said on his BBC Radio 2 show ‘Sometimes you hear a singer who leaves you speechless – I am’.
Internationally, Jo’s profile continues to grow: she was one of only 12 (otherwise household name) artists appearing at Parkpop in the Hague, performing to over 300,000 people and in May 2015, Amnesty International headhunted her to perform 3 songs at their prestigious ‘Ambassador for Conscience Awards’ involving Joan Baez and Patti Smith in Berlin.
In Summer 2014, Jo released a new (limited edition) album, Jo Harman and Company – Live At The Royal Albert Hall, recorded by the BBC. That year she and her band received no less than 4 nominations for the British Blues Awards, including best singer (which she won), as well as best songwriter (runner up). Having received the awards, Jo graciously asked not to be considered in future years on the basis ‘music shouldn’t be a competition’ plus she regards herself as ‘a singer’, as her varied material demonstrates, rather than simply a ‘Blues singer’ per se.
She is currently dividing her time between Europe and North America – having recently signed a Stateside deal with SFE distributed through Universal/Caroline – recording her second studio album at the famed Sound Emporium in Nashville with noted producer Fred Mollin (Barbra Streisand, Joe Cocker, Rumer, Carly Simon, Sheyrl Crow etc etc). The album is currently scheduled for Spring 2016 release. In the meantime she has released a limited edition (physical only) ‘intimate’ EP of piano and string quartet, called ‘Found A Place’, produced by 4 times Grammy nominated James McMillan, especially for this autumn’s touring
MAIL ON SUNDAY
“sometimes you hear a voice that leaves you speechless….I am’
HUEY MORGAN, RADIO 2
“A must hear album”
“…the finest female soul and blues vocalist in the UK”
‘Stunning…our tip for 2013. Harman’s music mainlines the human soul’ (9 out of 10)’
THE BLUES MAGAZINE
“A landmark album” (9 stars)
COUNTRY MUSIC MAGAZINE
“A veritable superstar on the British blues and roots scene, she really is that good….the voice is a glorious instrument, immensely expressive and with a tone that can send shivers down the spine…this is an astounding record, timeless, rich and powerful …it’s this disc that truly says that she is a star of our time.’”
‘What a voice!’
‘Stunning… Harman’s music mainlines the human soul’
THE BLUES MAGAZINE