Joined Jul 18 2012
Hello! I'm Barrie (of the V) also known as Barrie Jones (makes no odds to me..)
I write make and play melodies. music. Songs
and play with words, lyrics, visuals.. images..
I also play a charming, enjoyable and stirring set of 'covers' (see influences below) along with unique original material, which, I'm told, stands up rather well, - even in such illustrious company, and all nicely spliced with cheery banter, ready wit, and the odd dollop of perspicacious social commentary.. all for a very reasonable fee! Nice smells too at no extra charge!
Songsmith, Tunemeister and general Renaissance man of some years standing..
Barrie V is now also one half of BE - the other half of this cosmicTwin BEing Elizabeth S
Barrie V on Listen.com;
"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 '
From my (Musical) C.V. ;
I collaborated and played on (and get this) the World’s first 'Tri-Continental multi-cast', (!) Broadcast live simultaneously over three continents, via the Internet, Radio and TV for the BBC's Tomorrow's World TV programme. (two weeks previously I'd never even used a computer!)
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.. along with the munificent seven; of the Jamplant family.. Quote; ' This hasn't been done before - Two hours of live acoustic music - As it happens - On Air - Nothing pre-recorded (well we say this has never been done before… Radio Afghanistan do it all the time… incessantly in fact… we checked… but it's a first for Western Snivilisation) Yes that's two hours - Non-stop - Live!
I've also played numerous other live sessions for BBC Radio, including BBC Radio, BBC WM, BBC Radio Yorkshire, Radio WCR.. played live concerts at the the Sheep festival, Pembroke festival. Wolverhampton Civic and Wulfrun halls.. and between 2002 and 2006 alone, played 500+ pub and club gigs, organised, promoted, set up ran and played several one day festivals each year.. yaddahyaddahblahblah
is an echo of the word
the Eternal and infinite Beginning
the Breath of the Universe
send the Vibration back
The Beatles, Queen, Radiohead, Led Zeppelin, Bowie & Ronson, the Kinks, Bjork, the Rolling Stones, the Police, Kate Bush, Thomas Dolby, White Noise, Nusrat Fateh Ali khan, Japan, David Sylvian, Imogen Heap, Can, A Tribe Called Quest, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, T.Rex, Alice Cooper, Nick Drake, Donovan, Cat Stevens, Prokofiev, Deodato, Lalo Schifrin, Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Douglas Adams, Leonardo da Vinci, William Blake, Vincent van Gogh, Bruce Lee, Muhammad Ali..
anyone and everything.. I'm eclectic I suppose.. aren't we all?
As I Was Falling came to me during a dark period in my life, and lifted me;
As I Was Falling,
- just for interests sake.. Summer of Love and As I was Falling were recorded and mixed on a coal-fired 1998 600mhz pc with 128 ram (!)
Yes, really. You could see the steam blasting out the sides during the latter stages..
I used an old copy of the great Cool(as fuck)edit, a Yamaha SY85 keyboard, a cheap condenser, an acoustic guitar, persistence and a fair old dollop of Love
Out of Darkness Cometh Light