Float Like A Butterfly – The Sting Songbook
Internationally renowned singer and Cinnamon Club regular Barb Jungr and Grammy & Emmy award winner John McDaniel are together again with their newest collaboration. This collection has audiences and critics glowing. Following the worldwide success of their Beatles collection, Come Together, this new show features some of Sting’s best known and also lesser known songs, with Jungr as always bringing new meaning to classics “Fields of Gold”, “Message in a Bottle” & “Englishman in New York”, with McDaniel’s nonpareil musicality, harmonies and her radiant humour.
Barb Jungr is known for her extraordinary performances and interpretations of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Jacques Brel. Her numerous Linn Records releases have received rave 4 and 5 star reviews on both sides of the Atlantic, Australia and Europe. She’s ““One of the world’s great cabaret singers” Time Out New York and she ““Brings the same creativity for reinterpretation and re-examination that Ella Fitzgerald brought to Cole Porter.” said The Wall Street Journal.
John is a pianist, singer, arranger and partner in banter. He doesn’t even need to bother employing his vast experience as a conductor, a composer and a Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning producer of theatre, albums and television. He has worked on Broadway as a conductor, musical director, and musical / vocal arranger. He has accompanied stars including Betty Buckley, Tyne Daly, Brooke Shields and Patti LuPone, whose 1995 one-woman show he arranged and conducted.
In their shows together, Barb and John collide British cabaret nous with American musical theatre chutzpah and two phenomenal songbooks, to generate an embarrassment of talent and expertise. These are unique events, so be sure to catch them now. They’re both busy people living on either side of the Atlantic, and really can’t be expected to wait around for you to pull your finger out and get a babysitter sorted.
Reviews for Float Like a Butterfly – The Sting Songbook
4 stars Musical Theatre Review
“Jungr has paid careful attention to all the texts, stripping each one down to the bare essentials and singing them with an insight and a rawness and emotional energy that she can truly call her own.”
“McDaniel is the accompanist and arranger of the songs, a consummate professional, who is at ease whether singing solo, joining in harmony on the refrains, or adding a few words of his own to the links between the songs.”
“Jungr and McDaniel’s voices blend so perfectly, it’s great they met, and this is eloquently displayed on numbers like ‘Wrapped around Your Finger’.” “Barb’s singular achievement is that she understands a fundamental point about cabaret – which is that it is about intimacy. You need to be you and you need to be able to look people in the eye. She’s masterful at this and others could look and learn.” –The American
“Whatever new and surprising direction this collaboration takes, it certainly seems to be a match made in musical heaven” –theaterlife.com