Associate Lecturer, Vocals
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 talent of rare credibility. An artist who makes sincere and heartfelt music, The Mirror proclaimed her ‘The UK’s finest female soul-blues voice’ who, according to Country Magazine, writes ‘lip-biting beautiful songs’.
Jo released her Nashville-recorded second studio album ‘People We Become’ to much critical acclaim. 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.
In summer 2018 Jo duetted on ‘Reach Out (I’ll Be There)’ with Motown songwriting legend Lamont Dozier, the lead single from his ‘Re-imagination’ album which also features Gregory Porter, Graham Nash, Todd Rundgren, Rumer and other notable international names.
In 2017 she made her American debut playing Joe’s Pub at The Public where Adele and Amy Winehouse both made their US debuts. Amongst many other highlights, Jo was asked to perform for, and alongside, Joan Baez at Amnesty International’s prestigious ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ awards. A multi award winning/nominated performer, Jo has achieved considerable success at home and abroad, headlining prestigious venues and festivals throughout Europe.