Instruments: Electric & acoustic guitars, synth Keyboards, Ableton.
Since the humble beginnings of rehearsing with his first band in the family garage in the Highlands, Barry has gone on to perform with many successful bands from Scotland. Taught and inspired by his Dad Nigel, he then went on to learn Scottish folk music with Feis Rois – An organization that teaches and promotes Scottish Traditional Music. Taught by legendary Highland guitar players Jim Hunter, Terry Small and Jim Michie, Barry took on his own style of guitar playing that mixed traditional tune playing and accompaniment with other influences of rock, funk and later electronic music. Enjoying great success with his first band Croft No. Five, Barry went on to perform with many other bands, including the MacCollective with Lauren MacColl, Treacherous Orchestra, Halcyon, Event Horizon and Innes’ Watson’s Guitar Colloquium.
Barry has played guitar with the 11 piece folk big band called Treacherous Orchestra since the beginning – A band of musicians from the length and breadth of Scotland and Ireland, that converged in the melting pot that is the vibrant music scene of Glasgow. See the Treacherous Orchestra website for more details.
INNES WATSON’S GUITAR COLLOQUIUM
Barry is also a member of the Guitar Colloquium, led by award-winning multi-instrumentalist Innes Watson. All GC music has been composed by Innes – originally for his New Voices piece for the Celtic Connections festival 2011 in Glasgow. As well as Barry and Innes on guitars, we have Chas Mackenzie, Ali Hutton, Mike Vass, Duncan Lyall on bass, Alyn Cosker on drums, Seonaid Aitken on Violin, Patsy Reid on Viola and Alice Allen on Cello. Get the album ‘Guitar Colloquium’ from Innes’ bandcamp website here Guitar Colloquium on Bandcamp