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 Classic Rock, writes ‘lip-biting beautiful songs’.
Jo 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, internationally.
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.
With support from JANA VARGA
Jana Varga is a Slovak-born singer songwriter now based in London, having trained and worked musically in France, the United States and elsewhere. Her well crafted songs are at home in the broad Americana genre but their roots run much deeper. Jana’s natural musicianship is founded in her classical music training, and further influenced by classic singer-songwriters such as Janis Ian and James Taylor together with a deep love and appreciation of roots music, not least gospel and blues. Her most recent work ‘Canvas’ was recorded with 4 times Grammy nominated producer James McMillan, alongside working with the Masterlink House band whose credits include David Bowie, Elton John, Herbie Hancock, Annie Lennox and many more.
Jo Harman is an incredibly believable and soulful singer…perhaps right now UK’s finest
Jo mines pop, soul and gritty blues with conviction