For as long as I can remember, I have been writing songs! I have a love for songwriting, but more than that, I believe I have a need to write songs. A gift of music, that I am meant to share with you.
a singer-songwriter who wears my emotions on my sleeve!
I write and sing about what I feel and see. Everyday I see the
rich in their expensive cars, and I see the poor with their shopping
carts. Music is my way to break through the bounds, and give
a little bit back.
my career as a musician, I have always been close to the street.
My daytime jobs; you know, those beastly jobs one has to do
to put food on the table, have for decades been in the heart
of Vancouver, near her infamous Entertainment District on neon-lit
Granville Street! When you hear someone say "I've seen
it all!", well ... I pretty much have!
been around, and as a youngster I was greatly influenced by
the early punk-rock explosions by the likes of the Sex Pistols,
and Vancouver's own D.O.A.. New wave bands like Blondie, Cheap Trick, and
Sniff and the Tears fueled the fires of musical creativity
in my youthful spirit. The folk rock icons including Neil Young and Bob Dylan,
lighted my imagination to the power of a
I am very turned on by the international plethora of contemporary, indie/alternative
music artists. The undeniable originality of indie music inspires
me to find peace in the music I am making, and the goals I have
set for myself!
own music bridges styles from pop, to folk, to rock and blues,
and maybe it's just my unique style, but I now have a worldwide
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)
spent my lifetime performing, and I love an audience. I keep
my music fresh with live shows, while getting great reviews
and fans around the world with Internet airplay of my studio
work on jango.com
(where I am consistently in the top 10!), as well as videos