Des de Moor
Pirate Jenny's Club.

Tuesday 20 December 2005: Seasonal special
Barb Jungr

Jane Bom-Bane

Pirate Jenny's

Barb Jungr
Des de Moor
Jane Bom-Bane

Pirate Jenny rounds off another fine year in style tonight with the return of two old friends: one of Britain's leading cabaret and chanson performers, and one of our most offbeat and eccentric ones.

"Arguably the finest cabaret singer in recent times" The Rough Guide to Cult Pop
"The thinking personís cabaret singer" The Sunday Times
"One of the best interpreters of Jacques Brel and Bob Dylan anywhere on this angst ridden planet today" Village Voice
"Unrivalled for her ability to inhabit a song's emotional world" Jazz Review
"One of Britain's most celebrated singers" Showbusiness (USA)

The plaudits for Barb Jungr have piled ever higher in recent years following her string of astounding CDs interpreting the likes of Brel, Dylan and Presley, but still can't capture the intensity, skill, presence and humour of a live performance in full flight. Barb is one of Pirate Jenny's oldest friends, first appearing in 1995 and often back at about this time of year, and we're delighted once again to welcome her for her first visit to PJ's since our relocation to the Drill Hall.

Born in Rochdale of Czech and German parents, Barb emerged through the British cabaret and music scene working with leading UK artists from comedians Julian Clary and Alexei Sayle to singers Claire Martin, Ian Shaw and Mari Wilson. She's since built a brilliant reputation for herself in New York, written a musical and started several cabaret and chanson clubs of her own. Her last album Love Me Tender radically reinterpreted the Elvis Presley repertoire, and a live album/DVD is due in 2006.

Queen of the funky harmonium Jane Bom-Bane is a true original, performing her own poems and songs to the on- and off-beats of a bellowing harmonium - or sometimes three - small, middle-sized and large. She also tells grown-up fairy-tales, sings songs to a small guitar and astonishes with hats that grow with her harmoniums.

This former associate of the Flying Lizards is a well-established favourite on the Edinburgh fringe, and has numerous TV appearances to her credit as well as a CD exploring the world of palindromic songwriting with collaborator Nick Pynn.

"Gloriously eccentric. Hugely entertaining. Unmissable" Edinburgh Evening News
"Blisteringly off-beat" Daily Telegraph

Pirate Jenny's founder and host Des de Moor is a fine writer of original salty English chansons as well as insightful interpretations and faithful translations of other people's songs. Tonight he's delivering a set of originals, including some new work.

Barb Jungr website: www.barbjungr.co.uk

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Drill Hall
16 Chenies Street
London WC1E 7EX

Box office
+44 (0)20 7307 5060
Times 20:00-22:00 hrs PROMPT
Tickets GBP10.00/7.00
Licensed bar
Space at the Drill Hall 2 is limited so advance booking is highly recommended

Underground Goodge Street (Northern Line)
National Rail Euston (Virgin, Silverlink)
Bus 10, 24, 29, 73, 134, 390
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 See also
Des de Moor's gigs page for a complete list of his forthcoming performances.