Fri 18th October, 20198:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
An Evening with (award winning Radio2 play-listed artist) Jo Harman and friends
Widely regarded as one of Europe’s finest ever soul/blues fuelled voices, JO HARMAN is an international touring and recording artist who remains a genre-defying, independently minded artist of rare credibility. An artist who makes sincere and heartfelt music, The Mirror proclaimed her ‘UK’s finest female soul blues voice’ who, according to Country Magazine, writes ‘lip-biting beautiful songs’.
Jo recently released her second studio album ‘People We Album’ to much critical acclaim (see accolades at foot of the page) and no little commercial success. Indeed the ‘lead single’, ‘When We Were Young’ (featuring Michael McDonald) achieved BBC Radio 2 play-listing, as well as play listing on other mainstream national stations across Ireland (RTE1) and Europe. The album has also made various ‘best of’ lists for 2017.
This summer Jo duetted on ‘Reach Out (I’ll Be There)’ with Motown song-writing legend Lamont Dozier, the lead single from his ‘Re-imagination’ album which also features Gregory Porter, Graham Nash, Todd Rundgren, Rumer and other notable international names.
A multi award winning/nominated performer, Jo has achieved considerable success at home and abroad, headlining prestigious venues and festivals throughout Europe and beyond, including playing as one of eleven artists to 300k people at Parkpop, in the Hague. Amongst many other highlights, Jo was asked to perform for, and alongside, Joan Baez at Amnesty International’s prestigious ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ awards.
This Autumn Jo was asked by Festival Director Leo Green to open London’s BluesFest performing a set at the 20k capacity O2 Arena.
Rag ‘N Bone recently took to social media to proclaim her ‘one of this country’s finest talents’ and soul super star Michael McDonald advised ‘hearing her cover one of my songs was a spiritual experience’.
Here’s what Jo says about her ‘People We Become’ album:
and here’s what the press have to say….
Daily Express ‘Harman says “I’m not trying to fit in anywhere, I’m just trying to write classic songs”. On this evidence..she seems to know what she’s doing’
The Mirror ‘Jo mines pop, soul and gritty blues with conviction’
No Depression – ‘An artist at the very top of her game, going deep emotionally, lyrically and musically. The album as a whole has all the hallmarks of a classic. Other reviewers have made comparisons of Jo Harman with Carole King and Joni Mitchell. That’s not hyperbole – there is something very special here.’
Country Music Magazine – ‘The next big thing. The songs are the main event here – and they are lip-bitingly beautiful.’
Laurel Canyon Music – Every so often a very special album comes along which really captures the imagination and becomes an instant classic. One that gets better and better on every listen. Jo Harman’s second studio album ‘People We Become’ is a real ‘force of nature’.
Classic Rock Magazine (9 star review) ‘Jo Harman – her voice is a thing of beauty; she retains her status as top diva’
Lust For Life ‘Formidable talent. Can be considered equal to illustrious figures from across the pond’
Soul Jazz and Funk ‘Critics made comparison with Janis Joplin and, with the new set, people are making new comparisons with legends like Carole King and Joni Mitchell’
Bluesdoodles (10 star review) ‘People will relate to this album for it’s timeless majesty. The ten track, superbly crafted album is part of our own life’s journey. It is why we are the People We Become.’
Get Ready To Rock ‘An exquisite album rooted in the classic, timeless music of past generations’
The Man In The Hat ‘People We Become’ is an absolute tour de force..huge tapestry of range, depth, style and emotion. This is someone who can pick a note from the floor and then touch the sky with it…being ‘me’ is an excellent place for her to be’