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I am an indie/alternative singer-songwriter. The undeniable creativity of indie music inspires me to keep on writing songs and putting it out there!

I've got a story.

When I was 20, I got in a bad car crash. I was out for 3 days. I woke to a world I did not recognize. I woke with a commitment to spend my life creating music. That's what I've been doing since!

To pay my bills, I have been working my intensely unpredictable 'daytime job' in the infamous Granville Street Entertainment District, in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Canada. It's a District that harbours a lot of inspiration for songs! When you hear someone say "I've seen it all!" well, ... I have!

I write and sing about things that are real to me. I'm a happy person and feel bad for unhappy people. I hope that hearing my music can make them happy!

As a kid, I was greatly influenced by the punk-rock rebel and the energy of 'New Wave' ground breakers Blondie, Cheap Trick, Talking Heads and other bands of the late '70's early '80's. The folk rock of Neil Young and Bob Dylan got me hooked on lyrics. Today Ed Sheeran, Vance Joy, and Jack Johnson are a few singer/songwriters carrying on with the 'acoustic-roots' groove that are my roots.

The music of contemporary artists Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, and Imagine Dragons to name a few, all have a positive influence on my music.

In breaking with tradition, my music bridges styles from pop, to folk, to rock and blues!

Songwriting has always been natural to me; instinctive!

I have had many great reviews including:

"Feature indie artist' in the American monthly March 2020 Grimes Magazine!"

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

"Emotion!" Recording Magazine

"Gritty!" Sun Media

More media quotes:

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

"Drew's songs have a power of their own." Vancouver Westender

"perfect pop hooks" Vancouver Courier

"Jim Morrison vibe" Recording Magazine

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"I'm doing my best to survive with my 'daytime jobs,' but you can help me out by adding my music to your playlist or, by buying mp3s at your favourite online retailer including: itunes,, cdbaby, 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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(c) Drew Barnes 2020