Jeremy Harmer has a long history as a singer/songwriter and as an actor/performer, quite apart from his work in the field of English language teaching. In his twenties he played in clubs in London and busked for additional financial support! He acted at the Edinburgh festival, for the Bar Theatrical Society – and at Theatre Workshop in Mexico City. His time in Mexico gradually lead him away – temporarily – from music, but when (after returning to the UK) he started working with violinist and super-looper Steve Bingham in their show Touchable Dreams he was obliged to pick up the guitar again. He now writes songs and performs regularly in folk clubs in and around Cambridge – and Suffolk, Essex, London etc – singing a mix of his own often politically-inspired songs – and traditional folk.
Jeremy performs regularly with violinist Steve Bingham with whom he recorded Touchable Dreams – a show of music and poetry that they have toured extensively in the UK and abroad. They have also performed shows about the work of Charles Dickens, about Pride & prejudice (Jane Austen’s celebrated novel) and about Shakespeare.
In 2016 Jeremy performed his solo show Shakespeare and other folk (which included 7 of his own settings of Shakespeare songs) 16 times in seven different countries.
Jeremy’s oratorio Island (written in conjunction with Phil Toms) had its premiere in Ely cathedral (UK) in March 2015.