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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