to play, live for today!
spent most of my life so far on, music! To pay my bills, I
have always been working 'straight jobs' in the sometimes
infamous Entertainment District on neon-lit Granville Street,
in the heart of downtown Vancouver. It's an area that harbours
a lot of inspiration for songs! When you hear someone say
"... I've seen it all ... !" Well, ... I pretty
a singer-songwriter and I wear my emotions on my sleeve!
I write and sing about things that I feel and see.
on I was greatly influenced by the rebellious attitude of punk-rock
and, the energetic sound of 'New Wave' groundbreakers
Blondie, Cheap Trick and, many other bands of the late '70's
early '80's. The folk rock of Neil Young and Bob Dylan got me
hooked on the power of 'the lyric.'
I am happy to be part of the indie/alternative
music scene. The undeniable creativity of indie music inspires
me to keep on writing songs!
own music bridges styles from pop, to folk, to rock and blues!
has always come naturally to me. Instinctive one might say!
my music, I have had much media praise including:
Barnes adds to the rich music scene in this city!" (Maple
in lyrical imagery" (the Vancouver Sun)
More media quotes:
"one of the best
indie artists out there."(Indie Cafe)
"Drew's songs have
a power of their own." (Westender)
"perfect pop hooks"
"Jim Morrison vibe"