BARRY REID (SPAD):  Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Moog Synth, 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. He had great success with his first established band Croft No. Five and enjoyed many fine gigs and tours accompanying Highland fiddle player Lauren MacColl. Then came along the folk fusion beast that is the Treacherous Orchestra…


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.



Barry is also a member of the Glasgow Guitar Colloquium, led by fellow Treacherous bandmate Innes Watson. All of the GGC music has been composed by Innes – originally for his New Voices piece that was commissioned by Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow. As well as Barry on guitar, the group also comprises of three other guitarists – Ali Hutton (Treacherous Orchestra, Old Blind Dogs, Ross & Ali), Mike Vass (In the Wake of Neil Gunn, DecemberWell, Fiona Hunter & Mike Vass) and of course Innes Watson (Treacherous Orchestra, Man’s Ruin). Accompanied on Bass by Duncan Lyall and on Drums, Alyn Cosker. All of the music will soon be recorded as part of a new album, so expect the release in summer of 2017.