Another occasional update 🙂
Work chugs along at both Primary Schools I teach music at with a welcome break currently for the Easter Hols! Last term marked by an instrumental concert, variety show and trip to a recording studio amongst the day to day lessons and clubs.
Still teaching piano and drum kit privately with the occasional evening function work as pianist and accordionist.
Hoping to update this website along with my Barney Musician Facebook page over this break from school so do look out for some positive (and much needed and overdue!) changes.
If you need a pianist or accordionist or want lessons in any of the instruments I play then do get in touch. I’m also now registered with online agency Headliner, click below for details…
this as you may know, my holding page for my other sites listing what I’m getting up to! 🙂
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My Blues Band – TFOS
My Northern Soul Band – NST
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!!
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.
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!
Follow me on Twitter at @barneymusician and LIKE my BarneyMusician Facebook page that has a link here too!
Email me now at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an enquiry or booking!
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.