AGMP and the Jazz Cafe are delighted to offer this rare double header of world class vocalists, one from each side of the Atlantic.
Tennessee’s Mike Farris is a ‘one of a kind’ talent that was rewarded with a Grammy for his ‘Shine For All The People’ which was followed with the equally revered ‘Silver and Stone’ album. Mixing gospel, rock, soul, blues and more, Farris is a true powerhouse performer of whom Rolling Stone declared ‘(his) supersized voice (is) filled with the electricity of Saturday night and the godly grace of Sunday mornings’. The UK’s own respected elder and tastemaker Bob Harris advises “I truly believe that Mike Farris is one of the great artists of today. He sings the truth with a depth of feeling that warms my heart and touches my soul” whilst American Songwriter Magazine confirm “There aren’t many current male singers who use their voices to soar, float and deliver material with the spiritual commitment of Mike Farris”.
UK’s award winning, Radio 2 playlisted, multi million streaming, vocalist Jo Harman is, according to Rag n Bone man ‘one of the UK’s finest talents’ and this tour represents a much anticipated return to the stage after an extended break following the birth of her first born. An artist regarded by ‘black’ music magazine editor ‘Chris Wells’ as ‘right now…perhaps the UK’s finest vocalist’ has in recent times opened BluesFest at O2 Arena for Live Nation (who booked her a record 5 years running) and she has headlined major Festivals throughout the UK and Europe, including being one of 12 artists playing to a 300k audience at Parkpop, Netherlands. ‘UK’s best female blues soul voice’ opines The Daily Mirror, and ‘a voice that leaves you speechless’, so says Huey Morgan, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, BBC Radio 2.