I face a wall, I want to break it down! Why?... BECAUSE IT'S
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 Maseratis, 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, in 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 Blondie, Cheap Trick and
Sniff and the Tears provoked the seeds of musical creativity
in my youthful spirit. The folk rock of Neil Young and Bob Dylan
stoked my reactionary fires to the power of awareness for a
I am very turned on by the international plethora of indie/alternative
music artists. The undeniable creativity 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,
in my own unique style, and I now have a worldwide
has always come naturally to me. Instinctive one might say!
Songwriting is more than a love; for me, it's a need!
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