Following the impressive critical reaction to the Netherlands duo show tour last year, JO HARMAN has announced that she will be playing an Autumn duo tour shows in the UK at selected venues.
These very special, intimate, shows will feature not only ‘bare-to-the-bone’ versions of Jo’s own songs but also her own take on songs that mean something special to her.
The tour will be divided into two segments as follows
The SEPTEMBER shows will be with the ‘Found A Place’ section of the tour, where Jo will perform with renowned pianist MARK EDWARDS (Katie Melua, Daryl Hall, Aztec Camera, etc) who features heavily as both pianist and string arranger on Jo’s most recent recording, the limited edition ‘Found A Place’ EP, available only as a physical CD release (with bonus live CD) at shows and from Jo’s website shop (i.e. this recording is not available digitally). September shows confirmed to date are (band gigs shown with asterisk*)…
Saturday 3rd September Bluesrock Festival, Tegelen, Netherlands*
Thursday 8th September Norwich Arts Centre, Norfolk*
Saturday 10th September Coolham Music Club, W. Sussex (SOLD OUT)
Sunday 11th September 2pm show Big Green Cardigan Festival, Nr Hastings, E. Sussex
Wednesday 14th September Slaughtered Lamb, Islington, London
Thursday 15th September Flavel Theatre, Dartmouth, Devon
Friday 16th September Bridgwater Arts Centre, Somerset
Saturday 17th September Plough Arts Centre, Devon
Sunday 18th September Chapel Arts Centre, Bath
Wednesday 21st September Robin2, Bilston, West Mids*
Thursday 22th September Alexanders, Chester
Friday 23rd September Ropetackle, Shoreham*
Sunday 25th September Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs, Kent
Jo’s OCTOBER duo shows become the “Back Together For The First Time! Tour” featuring multi instrumentalist and vocalist MI’DAS (Mike Davies). Those who have followed Jo’s career from the earliest days will know Mike produced (and co-wrote several songs on) Jo’s first album ‘Dirt On My Tongue’, as well as co-writing several tunes on her new, yet to be released, album recorded in Nashville. Mike has gone on to be a much in-demand touring guitarist for many major label acts, James Morrison, Jamie Cullum, Leona Lewis included, as well as becoming an artist in his own right, with the recent release of his debut album ‘Inside My Head’. So, despite their long standing relationship, this is their first ever time Jo and Mike have toured together as artists in their own right, and Mike will be performing a short solo set before joining Jo on both keys and guitar (but probably not at the same time!) and second vocals. The October dates confirmed so far include (again full band shows denoted by asterisk*)..
Saturday 1st October, Rhodes Arts Centre, Bishops Stortford, Herts*
Thurs 6th October The Forge, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Fri 7th October Old Town Hall Hemel Hempstead, Herts
Fri 14th October St Johns Church, Farcombe, Surrey*
Sat 15th October Winchester Discovery Centre, Hampshire*
Thurs 20th October Stables, Wavendon, Nr Milton Keynes
Sat 22nd October Greystones, Sheffield
Sun 23rd October Henry Tudor House, Shrewbury
Thurs 27th October Norden Farm Arts Centre, Berkshire
Fri 28th October Fairkytes Arts Centre, Hornchurch, Essex
Sat 29th October BluesFest, Brooklyn Bowl London, O2
In addition Jo has various full band show commitments this summer including appearances at Weyfest, Edinburgh Blues and Rock Festival, and more, culminating in another headline show at Brooklyn Bowl London on Saturday 29th October, at BluesFest at the O2 complex. Full band shows in the autumn are included in the above list and distinguished by way of an asterisk *.