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My story . . .

I am a singer-songwriter of catchy, 3 minute songs. I write most of my songs on my acoustic guitar, in a classic singer-songwriter style. My music bridges styles from pop, to folk, to rock and blues!

I began my journey down the rabbit hole that is a musicians life when, as a young man I was in a bad car crash. I was unconscious for 3 days and woke into a world I did not recognize. I woke with a committment to spend my life creating music.That is what I have been doing, and continue to do, all these years later!

To pay my bills I have been working my daytime job in the sometimes infamous Entertainment District on neon-lit Granville Street, in the heart of downtown Vancouver. It is an Entertainment District that harbours a lot of inspiration for songs! When you hear someone say "I have seen it all!" well, ... I have seen a lot!

When I was a kid, I was greatly influenced by the punk-rock rebels and the energetic sound of New Wave groundbreakers like Blondie, Talking Heads and The Pretenders of the late 70s early 80s. The folk rock of Neil Young and Bob Dylan got me hooked on the lyrics, and laid the foundation for my acoustic-rootsy groove.

Today, I am happy to be an indie/alternative music artist.

Songwriting has always come naturally to me. Instinctive one might say!

I have had many great reviews including:

"Rich in lyrical imagery" (the Vancouver Sun)

"Emotion!" (Recording Magazine)

"Gritty!" (Sun Media)

"Drew Barnes adds to the rich music scene in this city!" (Maple Ridge Times)

More media quotes:

"one of the best indie artists out there."(Indie Cafe)

"Drews songs have a power of their own." (Westender)

"perfect pop hooks" (Vancouver Courier)

"Jim Morrison vibe" (Recording Magazine)

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My daytime job is good but, you can help me out by streaming my music on Spotify, or buying mp3s at your favourite online retailer including: itunes,, and many more! You can check out my videos of original tunes here: YouTube .

Thanks to you music lovers, making music will always be fun!

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