Albatross – Song Stories

This was my first song.  It started out as a campaign piece to support the opposition to the Aramoana Aluminum smelter can you imagine how mental that proposal was? Building such a thing in close proximity to the only albatross colony that is close to a city it would have snapped the golden thread of Dunedins environmental appeal.  It would have been an environmental catastrophe; like the one in bluff that exudes lethal toxins over a massive area and kinda … Continue reading Albatross – Song Stories

Summer Gigs – Thames & Kerikeri

Thames

Two gigs this weekend. First one is Thames on Saturday night. See Gig Guide One is at the Lotus Realm Thames this Saturday night   me in concert from 7pm   the Lotus Realm   main street   Thames. Tickets $20 It would be cool if we could get the message out thanks. The other one is Wharepuke Keri Keri Sunday 10am to 3pm     Wharepuke Open Day  on Sunday 20th January 10am- 4pm Free entry into the award winning … Continue reading Summer Gigs – Thames & Kerikeri

Cafe 121 – Saturday

Morning’ all. Hope you are well and happy. Just letting you know that we are playing at one2one a venue in Ponsonby Auckland. Where.  121 Ponsonby Rd Auckland When. This Saturday night 7pm to 9pm What.   Mark Laurent  songwriter with Nigel Gavin and moi.  If you haven’t heard him / them you will be astonished. Masterful guitarists and great Kiwi  blokes. Photo at left is Nigel. Here is a track from Nigel The ticket price is zero but we encourage you to donate … Continue reading Cafe 121 – Saturday

Gold Streets In Tiny Town

Tiny town

It was great to visit Dunedin and play at the K&Q. Lovely venue.  Made me realise that it’s important to have a place that’s purpose built for a show. Not a venue that’s purpose built to sell grog. Ha ha. All you performers out there and this includes anyone with a message of any kind to deliver. My unsolicited advice to you is this.  If you gonna do an event then put yourself and the people you invite in a place free … Continue reading Gold Streets In Tiny Town

Thank you Dunedin

It’s been fun. Especially good in the old capital. Dunedin is a place I wrote most of my best songs in. The ODT preview for the show was a really pleasant surprise. The show itself was huge fun. I think I managed to pay the heating bill… Thanks to all who came out at night in Dunedin last week. Thanks to those who shared on social or told to your friends about the gig. Thanks also to Lee Vandervis and … Continue reading Thank you Dunedin

Dunedin – faces from the road

Touring is easier than in times of old. Please if you are reading this do me a big favour. Share the info of where and when I am playing in Dunedin this Thursday night.

Kings & Queens Performing Arts Centre19/07/187:00pm

It’s a biggie and we stand to lose by playing this one. The costs of the gig are not gonna be met unless there is a big turnout. 500 seats to fill. 02102592919 for ticket details. Update: Added some ticket buttons over here if that is more convenient.

Here are some faces from the road. Thanks to all these people. And see more down the page.

One needs to entertain thoughts of the good old days with a pinch of salt. They often weren’t that good. Touring for instance.  It was a nightmare.  The gigs had to be planned well in advance. Posters had to be sent out. Newspapers and radio had to be approached and often wouldn’t respond.

Now it’s all easier. Social media gets the word out.  Posters can be run off from a PDF and word can spread way easier. Sound systems are affordable and even transport costs are greatly reduced.  So instead of losing you can almost break even but we still need help anywhere we can get it.

So please let folks know on social media and by word of mouth. Come to the gigs – get off the couch 🙂

Call me if you need more info 021 0259 2919

Here are some more stills of my journey so far.

Barry producer of "Make Room"
Barry producer of “Make Room” which BTW we want to reissue on vinyl if enough interest?