Shrewsbury, Britain (UK)
Music is an echo of the word.. the eternal and infinite beginning.. the breath of the great spirit.. send the vibration back... with love: ) I mostly make music + help to make music happen : ) Huge thanks to everyone for listening! (I'm listening back too : )
The tracks posted here (all © copyright Barrie V (Barrie Jones unless stated) are a quite random selection of my output, ranging from home notepad recordings to studio first demos to live off the cuff songwriting sessions, instrumental experiments. - a mixed bag, and a broad cross section of 'ouvre'.. all works in progress.. Hope there's something of interest or even enjoyment for you here!
I'm going to be uploading various songs, live basic acoustic first takes, unrehearsed.. as they ask to be played.. - as I revisit a catalog that stretches a way back.. as much to spur me into actually finishing writing them as anything else! - these are 'songwriting doodles', mostly sat by the fireside with a jihad (which means guitar in olde Wulfrunian!) caught as they come to me and ask to be played.- so they're literally as they fly in, caught on an old minidisk recorder with a tiny electret condenser mic plugged straight into it.. (and as such, they're rawas they happe and not in any way polished.. so for the moment! this is raw songwriting as it happens stuff..) some are new, some from a way back.. asking to be played again.. they're like my children.. growing! : ) Time to breathe new life into these song children! (I just gotta make sure I makeum sound a little bit posher asap - what I'm doing is akin to sending yer kids out in tatty togs!) Sorry kids! I am on it! Promise! :)
All songs, lyrics, melodies, music, parts of songs are © copyright Barrie V (Barrie Jones) + registered with the PRS (Performing Rights Society (unless otherwise stated..)
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Tripped-out sub-Stooge rock, instrumental electronica, and synth-laden Pop Metal from this U.K.-based stylistic schizoid. Psychedelia seems to be the one unifying element in these songs, but whatever genre is being explored, Barrie V attacks his work with innovation, fervour and creativity to produce futuristic sonic gems!
Mike M reviewing CyberKarma, Don't Think & Two Worlds '
(All songs, lyrics, melodies, music, parts of songs are © copyright Barrie V (Barrie Jones) + registered with the PRS (Performing Rights Society, unless otherwise stated..)
Excerpt from my (musical) cv: I've worked and played with Stu Jones, Joe Gallagher, Parvinder Bharat, Sen Gallagher, Roland Chadwick, Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, Surinder Sandhu, Paul Lockley, ColdCut and Dreadzone, Mel Jones, amongst many others... too humorous to mention..
I collaborated and played on the World’s first Tri-Continental multicast; broadcast live simultaneously over three continents, via the Internet, Radio and TV.. for the BBC's Tomorrow's World TV programme.
I arranged, produced, and played on the World's first non-stop two hour live acoustic radio session - one of the last live shows at what was the BBC's iconic Pebble Mill for BBC Radio's Ben Turner.. with Joe Gallagher, Stu Jones and other members of the Jamplant.
I've also played numerous other live sessions for BBC Radio, including BBC Radio, BBC Radio Yorkshire, WM, Radio WCR.. etc etc, The Sheep Music Festival, Wolverhampton Civic & Wulfrun Halls, and between 2002 - 2006 I played and ran live music nights, - the now legendary Jamplant - encouraging and showcasing new musical talent in Wolverhampton and Barnsley, totting up 600 live performances! Pheww..
I am also, from time to time, one half of the cosmic musical being named: BE.
BE write make + play songs too.. quite glamorously.. well.. one half of BE does the glamorous ting rather well.. (clue.. it ain't me!)
I also play with words, lyrics, images.. visuals.. and philosophise a good deal. ..about tea mostly.. I have also been known to play a fine and unique selection of self-penned and 'cover material' for a very reasonable fee, and have been known to captivate audiences with jolly enjoyable slices of banter, scintillating repartee.. and by just by being rather splendid company!
All songs, parts of songs, music, lyrics, melodies, riffs © Barrie V (Barrie Jones) registered with and administered by the Performing Rights Society - PRS for Music - under the name Barrie Jones (unless otherwise stated) (i.e. 'hey You by BE' - Barrie Jones + Elizabeth Summerfield)