Barb Jungr

With rave international reviews and two prestigious New York awards (2008 Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist and Best International Artist 2003 Backstage Award), Barb Jungr is renowned for her unique vocal style, interpretation of song and radical approach to arrangements.

She co-adapted Michael Rosen’s bestselling book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ with Peter Glanville, writing the songs and music for the show which premiered at The Little Angel Theatre and toured the UK in autumn 2013. Jungr performed a sell-out season at London’s Crazy Coqs cabaret. She contributed a diary to The New Statesman and was a featured vocalist in the highly praised recording of Robb Johnson’s Gentle Men. Jungr appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Start The Week, A Good Read and Saturday Live and on BBC4 TV’s The Lives and Pain of the Jazz Divas.

“One of the best interpreters of Jacques Brel and Bob Dylan anywhere on this angst ridden planet today” (Village Voice, New York) and “one of the best nightclub singers in the world” (Time Out New York), Jungr is “a fearless iconoclast who dives into the deepest waters of popular song to wrest exotic treasure from the ocean floor” (The New York Times). Her earlier Dylan collection, Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan: Every Grain of Sand (Linn Records 2002), which the Wall Street Journal called “the most significant vocal album of the 21st century thus far”, is now regarded as a cult classic album.

As a writer and lyricist, Barb’s credits include The Jungle Book (Birmingham Stage Company); The Fabulous Flutterbys (The Little Angel Theatre); Cinderella, Beauty and The Beast and Dick Whittington for The Newbury Corn Exchange; and We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, based on Michael Rosen’s bestselling book, was produced by The Little Angel Theatre Company and toured in autumn and winter 2013 – Barb was the songwriter and co-adapted the book for the stage with director Peter Glanville. In 2018 she developed and co-wrote the book and wrote the lyrics for Liver Birds Flying Home, which premiered at the Royal Court Liverpool.