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Widely regarded as one of Europe’s finest ever soul/blues fuelled voices, JO HARMAN remains a genre-defying, independently minded artist of rare credibility, who makes sincere and heartfelt music, often compared to that of the ‘golden age of music’.
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.
A multi award winning/nominated performer, Jo has achieved considerable success at home and abroad, headlining prestigious venues and festivals throughout Europe, North America and beyond, including playing as one of eleven (otherwise household name) artists to 300k people at Parkpop, in the Hague. Amongst many other career highlights in her relatively short career, Jo was also invited by Amnesty International to perform at their prestigious ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ Award in Berlin alongside the likes of Patti Smith and Joan Baez,
Jo has indeed recently been asked to guest on Motown Songwriting legend Lamont Dozier’s ‘Reimagination’ album – alongside other legendary guests such as Gregory Porter and Sir Cliff Richard- and, in fact, she duets with Lamont on the lead single ‘Reach Out, I’ll Be There’. She’ll be touring Japan with Lamont as part of that project, as well as featuring on his prestigious UK tour.
Come hear why Rag ‘N Bone took to social media to proclaim Jo as ‘one of this country’s finest talents’ and why soul super star Michael McDonald advised ‘hearing her cover one of my songs was a spiritual experience’.
The show will be a full band performance comprising Jo’s world class musicians (with CV’s to match) on guitar, keyboards, bass and drums, in addition to Jo herself on lead vocals (and stories!).
“Sometimes you hear a voice that leaves you speechless “– †Huey Morgan, Fun Loving Criminals on his BBC Radio 2 show
“On course to be the finest UK female blues soul voice” – Gavin Martin, Daily Mirror
“Cracking rootsy blues singer well known to festival audiences” – Mail On Sunday
“What a voice!” – Classic Rock Magazine
“Stunning. Harman’s music mainlines the human soul“ – Classic Rock Blues Magazine
‘It It was my great privilege to work with her. Listening to her interpretative one of my songs was a spiritual experience” – Michael McDonald (Soul superstar and Doobie Brothers frontman)
“I believe this lady to be one of the finest singers this country has to offer! She really is tremendous! I hope our paths cross again” – Rag N Bone Man
“An exquisite album rooted in the classic, timeless music of past generations, and quite possibly the finest blue eyed soul vocal performance you’ll hear all year.” – Get Ready To Rock
“Jo mines pop, soul and gritty blues with conviction” – The Daily Mirror