Barb Jungr & Her Trio – My Marquee at The Electric Theatre, Guildford, Surrey
|September 16, 2023
|The Electric Theatre
Described as “Britain’s most gifted song stylist” and “one of Europe’s most intriguing and intelligent interpreters of the contemporary song” multi-award-winning vocalist Barb Jungr has successfully combined the intricacies of cabaret with the power of jazz to create a unique concept of popular music. This new collection “Barb Jungr My Marquee” is also the name of Barb’s recent album, also with Jenny Carr on piano, Dudley Phillips on bass and Jonathan Lee on drums.
“Britain’s finest interpreter of song” and “One of the best cabaret artists in the world” (Time Out New York), turns her attention to some of the greatest songs in British pop history. Taking classic songs from bands and songwriters who performed at the legendary Soho venue The Marquee, Barb and her long standing collaborator Jenny Carr reimagine, reinvent and shine new light on these great songs including Substitute (The Who), Paper Sun (Traffic), Living In The Past, (Jethro Tull), Shapes of Things to Come (The Yardbirds) and Flower In The Rain (The Move) among many more.
Interpreting the songs of Bob Dylan Jungr truly found her forte and international acclaim. On Dylan’s recent 80th birthday she was named among The Times top ten artists who have covered his work, no mean feat to be on the same page as Johnny Cash, The Byrds, Jimi Hendrix, Bryan Ferry, Chrissie Hynde and Stevie Wonder! In a career spanning 45 years she has released more than twenty solo albums and is a world renowned artist. She has also been lauded for her work on the songs of Leonard Cohen, Jimmy Webb, Nina Simone and Bruce Springsteen. Now, in “Barb Jungr My Marquee” she is returning to her love of the great British songbook.
“…with their deep personal connection to the material, Jungr and Carr put on a magical show which lets us appreciate these timeless tunes anew.” – Musical Theatre Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Barb Jungr is a force of nature and if you want to hear Dylan and Cohen’s songs given a whole new lease of life, then get to one of her shows over the next few months – you won’t be disappointed.” – LondonTheatre1 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan knew how to write the perfect love song – Jungr certainly knows how to sing them.” – The Spy In The Stalls⭐⭐⭐⭐