Lady Sings The Blues!...
Jo Harman is widely regarded as one of the most exciting blues/soul/roots artist to emerge in Europe for decades.
Starting out in 2011, Jo, as a ‘word of mouth’ independent, remarkably secured over 100 UK and European festival gigs in the first two years of her career, including prestigious slots at the likes of Cheltenham and Edinburgh Jazz Festivals.
Described by The Daily Mirror as “the finest female soul blues singer in the UK”, Jo’s 2013 debut album ‘Dirt On My Tongue’ received remarkable critical acclaim, making various of ‘best of’ lists and awards. Jazz FM called Jo's debut it 'a must hear' album, Craig Charles on BBC 6 music considered a track 'contender for best soul record of the year' and Huey Morgan on BBC R2 opined that 'sometimes you hear a voice that leaves you speechless...I am'.
In 2014, Jo’s album, ‘Jo Harman and Company – Live At The Royal Albert Hall’, earned her 4 nominations at the British Blues Awards, including best singer (which she won) and best songwriter (runner up).
Jo has just released her long awaiting second studio album, 'People We Become', leading to a feature in the Mail on Sunday and BBC Radio 2 playlist status. But for an artist like Jo, the biggest rewards come from connecting with her audiences.
Whether singing her own emotive songs or her personal take on well-known standards, Jo Harman’s soul-fuelled shows range from hard-driven rock to intimate, heart-warming ballads.
Jo Harman and Company return to The Apex on Thursday 9 March at 8pm. Tickets are £17.50. Ring The Apex box office on 01284 758000 or see www.theapex.co.uk for more details or to book.