Update! Birthday week!

Hi all,

this as you may know, my holding page for my other sites listing what I’m getting up to!🙂

Do check me on Facebook at Me!

My Blues Band – TFOS

My Northern Soul Band – NST

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May ’16 update!! 

Hi all, 

I’m now playing keys in The Future Shape of Sound. We’re playing Wilderness Festival this summer. Video of them here – https://youtu.be/kexEmY_lFdU

I’m also drumming with Northern Soul outfit FunkSoulBrother. Our setlist here – http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9lH9p-6anwf1HcHXW-wEfwAwP6aPLtfy

Both bands available for bookings as of course am I!! 

B🙂

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Catching up :-)

Hi all,

as usual I’ve left it a while to update here but much been going on…I spent the 3 month lead up to Xmas playing drum kit with some fabulous jazz musicians including TJ Johnson and Paul Eldridge.

At the same time my job as Music Co-Ordinator at my Primary School chuffed along with a fabulous Xmas concert involving all classes and around 500 parents watching (!) at Stoke Newington School opposite.

The last term at school culminated in another great Easter concert with KS2 classes performing a Motown Tribute and my KS1 choir – “Big Ideas” singing “Crazy Crazy Nights” by Kiss and “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor – with their faces painted as tigers! The staff band (called “Surviving”) supported. It was priceless..

This term we prepare for our own 1-day festival and the Y6 end of year show…

Outside of school I continue working with guitarist Johnny Thompson on our jazz duo set of guitar and piano  – we’re called G&T and hope to be gigging by summer…

I have recently returned from Calais where I ran music/English workshops in The Jungle camp for refugees playing accordion.

I am currently putting a new band together which I hope up and gigging by June, more info to follow.

If anyone is a DJ or knows one that wants a percussionist with full rig to compliment their set do get in touch as this something I’d like to return to.

I’m also now free on Thursdays specifically for any music-related opportunities so do let me know what you’ve got!

I’ll endeavour to post more often but do also like my FB page and Tweets as shown on this site.

Barney🙂

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End of Summer Update!

Hi all! I’ve had a fab 6 weeks off school catching up with friends and doing lots of playing.

I also got to record a jazz track playing piano with 2 fab jazzers on kit and bass.

Have a listen here – (It’ll open in a new tab)

Cheek to Cheek!

I also did a fab gig playing jazz drums with the great Phil Cornwell on piano,,

see us on YouTube here – (It’ll open in a new tab)

Barney Musician Jazz Trio at Elmore Supper Club

I’m going to be doing a lot more jazz over the next few months working with my good pal and guitarist

Johnny Thompson as the dynamic guitar and piano duo of G&T. I’ll also be playing jazz piano with top tenor

Colin Judson – Colin Judson doing smooth swing.

I’ve also just played accordion tonight for a Corporate Gig in a pop up Flower Market working amazing friend and fellow musician Alison Blunt. Check out the view from the venue!

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Follow me on Twitter at @barneymusician and LIKE my BarneyMusician Facebook page that has a link here too!

Barney X

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Drummer, pianist, accordionist for hire! Lessons in all these too! And a PA for hire!

Email me now at barneymusician@live.co.uk to make an enquiry or booking!

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Happy New Year 2015!

How are we? Ok, so 2014 gone and it’s “ding ding! Next round!”…
This week I started at a brand new school Betty Layward with my own music department building! Lovely staff, great kids! This my sole school now and here Mondays, Wednesday’s, Friday’s. Instrumental concert at the end of this month!
Still doing my postgrad in Music Therapy and got my first term’s essays in (just!). Rewarding placement at The Garden working with teenage autistic boys and seeing results!
Get my own permanent studio in Mile End this month so that exciting for solo work and both bands. Both Council and The Medicine Show have strategy meetings this week and aiming to get videos done ASAP. Gigs pending.
Do check my “Performance Options Available Page” to see what I can offer.
Update soon!

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1 bike, 2 tubes, 1 train, 1 car…

En route to my weekly postgrad in music therapy. Little sleep after a late finish gig at The Phoenix bar in town last night. Amazingly mild November day.
Already 2 weeks in to running my own seasons with Autistic children at a specialist school near me.
My 2 Primary schools busy as preparing their Christmas concerts.
My band Council gigging at The Shacklewell Arms soon on 28 Nov.
Other band The Medicine Show moving in to our own studio soon to work on album and gig set. Our next gig at The Constitution on December 12.
I continue my work at The Carers Centre and raised £2k for my Men’s Group in the last few months to run more IT courses for them.

Are you a DJ or Band? Do you need a PA and lights for your event? Do you need a band/pianist? Get in touch.

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