Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Shelter tour, Liverpool, Soho Jazz Club, Videos, Laurence Hobgood, The Kate live show stream and Ernest Hecht celebration

Well its been a while and I'm behind for all kinds of reasons and I'm writing from Palm Springs about which there'll be another blog, pronto. But right now I want to put up sone great photos and videos of the Shelter tour from Liverpool St George's Hall and Dean Street, and also some photos of the fabulous celebration for Ernest Hecht's Souvenir Press 65th Anniversary concert at the Royal College of Music last week.

The St George's photos are gorgeous. Here are a few -St George's was the third night of the tour and we were so well cared for by the wonderful George Seaton, up there. It was a joy.

And here's the team backstage in Corby on the last night of the tour....

Davide, Barb, Oli and Laurence backstage in Corby.

This is Corby - the last night of the tour, taken from up in the stalls, of the whole band working onstage.

On stage Corby with Laurence Hobgood, Davide Mantovani and Oli Savill

and here is the fabulous Steve Ullathorne shot from Dean Street of Laurence Hobgood and I enjoying a moment -

There are tons more photos to come and they'll be going up on the Barbjungr.co.uk site soon when I get a chance to tootle through them properly.

The tour went so wonderfully, it was a joy to get to grips with those songs and arrangements and let them breathe at last and such a massive privilege to work with Oli Savill and Davide Mantovani on percussion and bass. I dearly wish I could afford to take out a trio everywhere, because the sound was just glorious. And we had some fun, too. I do less hanging out after gigs than the guys, because I have to look after the voice and because touring is so tiring. They of course are always out afterwards talking jazz and drinking wine. They are a fab team of lovely guys, and it was a total buzz to work with them. Of course Laurence and I are reunited in New York with Wilson Torres and Matt Clohesy in under a month - dates are below - we are at Joe's Pub for 4 nights and Strathmore AMP in Maryland. And you can see the whole of The Kate show we recorded together last year now online here

The show is around an hour long. Its a wonderful thing to have been able to do and now everyone can see it all over the world! 

There's also a video from Dean Street made and edited by Simon Wallace here's the first song of the ones we are making available,

And then it was straight into Bear Hunt rehearsals, the show opens again at The Little Angel now, and is there for all to see. I am so proud of that piece of work, collaborating with such a terrific team of wonderful people brought out the best in us all, I think. There is a video of some of the show, here, and I recommend it for anyone with little kiddies.....

Then it was the concert with Simon Wallace and Davide Mantovani at The Royal College of Music and afterwards the glam gals got together for a photo, so here I am in the bar with Mari Wilson, Marilyn Lowndes, Ros, Ella and Amanda Denton, photographed by another glam gal, Carole Miles.

So here are all the upcoming dates and there's detail of course on



28th, Otterton,  Barb sings Elvis, Otterton Mill, bookings 01395 568521

29th, NewburyNGA, Barb Jungr hosts Robb Johnson and Gentle Men with Jenny Carr on piano.


1st, London, Chansons, Barb Jungr sings Jacques Brel and more, Crazy Coqs Cabaret, Brasserie Zedel,  20 Sherwood Street, London W1F 7ED, United Kingdom, 020 7734 4888, 8pm http://www.brasseriezedel.com/crazy-coqs

5th, WarktonDeep Roots Tall Trees celebrate the Warkton Monuments. Warkton Church, Northamptonshire.

6th, Lytham St AnnesHard Rain: the songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, Lowther Pavilion, Lowther Terrace, Lytham Saint Annes FY8 5QQ, 
tel: 01253 794 221  boxoffice@lowtherpavilion.co.uk

13,14 New York, Barb Jungr with Laurence Hobgood performing Shelter from the Storm, Joes Pub, 

Joe's Pub at The Public, 425 Lafayette Street (at Astor Place), New York, NY 10003, Taub Box Office: 212.967.7555 http://www.publictheater.org/en/tickets/calendar/playdetailscollection/joes-pub/2016/b/barb-jungr/?SiteTheme=JoesPub