Jef continues to thrill audiences the world over with the power and pageantry of his dramatic live performances in support of his latest full-length, Soft to the Touch. Having recently performed to packed audiences at SXSW, Jef will kick off a new string of dates starting this spring. His upcoming shows in NYC at Piano’s on May 17 and Baby’s All Right on May 18 will feature one-of-a-kind and legendary trailblazer, Meshell Ndegeocello, on bass for these two special shows.

A consummate performer and provocateur, Jef Barbara is currently at work on his next video for the album’s title track, “Soft to the Touch” that he will not only star in, but also direct! (Yes, there is a motorcycle chase in the new video.) Filming will start in early June with the video slotted for release in early August. Look for a special “Soft to the Touch” remix EP to premiere around the same time, featuring a mix by Self Help (Matthew Otto of Majical Cloudz) and a duet with Sean Nicholas Savage, yo!

Jef Barbara’s Soft to the Touch was just released in the US on March 11, 2014. Applauded by style councils, fellow artists and a burgeoning fan base, Jef’s record blends debonair Roxy Music-like textures and Bowie-esque, diva-discerning glam, revealing Jef’s soul generously and unequivocally. Soft to the Touch made its US college radio debut two weeks ago and is steadily climbing the charts on CMJ’s Top 200 and is currently Top 20 on the RPM chart, at #16! See Jef Barbara’s latest video for the song “Chords (duet with Laetitia Sadier)” below.

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Tour Dates

May 21 – May 25 – Halifax – Obey Festival /
June 3 – June 8 – Buenos Aires – Asterisco Film Festival
June 19 – Madrid, ES – Picnic Sessions @ CA2M
June 21 – Paris, FR – La Galerie des Galeries @ Galeries Lafayette