Recently voted Female Vocalist of the Year at the British Blues Awards, one of four categories in which she was nominated, Jo Harman is on the fast track to super stardom. An original British singer-songwriter whose work is broadly influenced by blues, gospel, soul, country, rock and other roots sensibilities, she is being tipped by many in the industry as the next big soul and blues sensation.
In March 2014, as part of a half page interview, the Daily Mirror described Jo as 'being on course to become the finest female soul blues singer in the UK'. Emerging initially as a word of mouth independent, Jo remarkably secured over 50 UK and European festival gigs in 2014, including prestigious slots at Cheltenham and Edinburgh Jazz Festivals amongst others. Late last year she played alongside the likes of Robert Plant and Van Morrison as part of BluesFest at The Royal Albert Hall where her performance was broadcast on BBC Radio's 2 and 6Music.
Jo's 2013 debut, Dirt On My Tongue, received remarkable critical acclaim and no little commercial success making various of 'best of' lists and awards, including Proper Distribution's International Blues Record Of The Year. She recently signed with V2 (stable mates include Adele, Mumford and Sons and Queens of the Stone Age) in Europe and with major promoters Live Nation.
With a host of major festivals already booked for Jo and her four piece band, 2015 looks like it could be a huge breakthrough year.