Jo Harman’s Single Attracting Positive Media Feedback All At Once!

8th February 2019
Big I Am

Jo Harman’s latest release ‘Cloudy’, a warm, soulful take of a favourite by Average White Band, has brought in an abundance of positive media feedback. After releasing this single at the end of January, accompanied by an unofficial video with clips of Jo in the studio and performing live, positive comments have been flooding in, complimenting Jo on her fantastic, soulful vocals and heart-warming rendition of Cloudy. Here are a few of our favourites so far…

‘This is my favourite song of the moment from a fantastic singer, Jo Harman, …I couldn’t stop playing at home at the weekend……loving it…absolutely gorgeous, a great, great singer….personally I think this is exceptional’……..absolutely fantastic……‘
Robert Elms BBC Radio London

‘F*** me..that Jo Harman track is good. Absolutely brilliant’‘
Chris Wells, Editor Echoes

‘Jo Harman’ – style and effortless class.’
Blues And Soul Magazine

‘Our featured track today is ‘Cloudy’ the powerful and heartfelt new cover from the excellent Jo Harman‘
Laurel Canyon Music, Song of the Day

‘I love “Cloudy”! What a voice! What a talent!‘
David ‘Kid’ Jensen (former BBC Radio 1 and TV Presenter)

‘Beautiful and powerful…on this recording, she surely makes this song her own’
Soul Tracks

‘Beautiful new recording by Jo Harman of a tune associated with Average White Band in the 70’s‘
Stephen Foster BBC Suffolk (Drive Time)

‘Live Nation Record of the Week!!‘
Chris O’Donnell (Senior at Live Nation)

‘Out today, atmospheric new version of #HamishStuart’s @AverageWhiteBnd-era tune ‘Cloudy’ by @jo_harman Jo performed it last night @100clubLondon in an impressive set alongside Sugarray Rayford‘
Paul Sexton (Sunday Times, BBC Radio 2 journalist)

‘WOW, its mind blowing. She makes the words come alive and has the gift that means you feel that she’s telling the story just to you.‘
Orphy Robinson, MBE, Delight Radio Group

Fresh Soul Spotify playlist (alongside likes of Marvin Gaye, Chaka Khan etc) from http://SoulTracks.com

Despite being a distinctly ‘un-blues’ voice and piano recording, charted at number 15 in UK independent Blues Broadcasters Association (over 60 radio stations) for January ‘most played’ tunes

Jo has been something of a stranger to the studio since recording her ‘People We Become’ album in Nashville (but that is changing as she is starting to write her third album) but this is a very intimate take on the AWB song, ‘Cloudy’, recorded by her ‘go-to’ man in England, the multi award winning producer, James McMillan. V2 will be releasing the track in the Netherlands. Writer Hamish Stuart took to social media to proclaim ‘when Jo sings it, I believe her!‘.

For her part, Jo remarks ‘Average White Band were one of my late Fathers favourite bands but I really got to learn about this song when I heard Hamish Stuart (former AWB frontman) sing it at a Festival I was at a few years back. I love the changes and the words resonated with me too, of course. If I don’t ‘feel’ the lyric, I’d never sing it. Hamish’s version and AWB’s version are great, of course, but no point in simply copying what they do. So I tried to take it somewhere of my own.‘

Jo is in the process of writing new music right now and is also touring soon, check out her website for more information…