Blues and soul singer Jo set for charity performance

British singer songwriter Jo Harman is set to perform at a charity gig in Coolham.

The musician, who takes inspiration from blues, soul, roots and gospel, performs at Coolham Village Hall on Saturday, April 19.

‘An Evening with Jo Harman and Company’ (full band) takes place at this intimate venue in association with Yellow Fish Hutchins Charity Foundation.

Jo will be supported by Guitar Legend Steve Simpson.

The Daily Mirror has described Jo as “the finest female soul blues singer in the UK”. Her debut album has received universal international acclaim – not least being championed by Huey Morgan (Fun Lovin’ Criminals) on his BBC Radio 2 programme, as well a number of ‘best of’ lists, both in the blues world and beyond.

Jo recently signed to V2 (stable mates Adele, Mumford and Sons, Queens of the Stone Age) in Europe and her debut album Dirt On My Tongue entered the Netherlands album charts proper.

She secured more than 40 UK and European festival gigs in 2013, including prestigious slots at the likes of Cheltenham and Edinburgh Jazz Festivals. This summer she was one of only 12 (otherwise household name) artists appearing at Parkpop in the Hague, performing to more than 300,000 people.

Last month Jo performed, alongside names like Robert Plant, Van Morrison and more at BluesFest at The Royal Albert Hall in London for Live Nation (Jo’s performance broadcast by Radio 2 and Radio 6 Music).

Jo has appeared on prime time Netherlands TV and mainstream radio, as well as making three appearances within six months at the world-famous Paradiso, Amsterdam.

A new, limited edition, live album, ‘Jo Harman and Company Live at The Royal Albert Hall’, will be released this spring as a companion to her much acclaimed debut studio record Dirt On My Tongue.

Steve Simpson

Steve Simpson (electric, acoustic and slide guitar, mandolin, fiddle and vocals) is a guitarist’s guitarist and a musician’s musician.

His gigs are festooned with guitar enthusiasts and players and he has been described as “a master of many musical styles”, including blues, country and rock.

Tickets and information

The show starts at 7.45pm. Doors open at 7.15pm.

Tickets cost £20 with Fish and Chip Supper (alternatives available on prior request) or £15 without supper.

There is no licensed bar so please bring your own alcohol/drinks.

Limited tickets are available for this intimate venue.

For tickets or enquiries contact Graeme on 07889 775173. To find out more about Jo visit www.joharman.com. To learn more about the work of Yellow Fish Hutchins Charity Foundation visit www.yfhfoundation.com/about/4577006879.