Music is my life! 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 gift of music and I want to share it with you.
My songs lay my emotions bare; what you hear is what I feel!!
Music is my way to connect, and give.
I have always been close to the street.
My daytime jobs have for decades been in the heart
of Vancouver, in the shadows of her infamous Entertainment District on neon-lit
Granville Street! When you hear someone say "I've seen
it all!", well ... I have!
been around, and as a youngster my music 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
many others fueled my fires of musical creativity. Folk rock icons including Neil Young and Bob Dylan,
sparked my imagination to the power of a
I am very excited by the international plethora of contemporary, indie/alternative
music artists. The undeniable originality of worldwide indie music inspires
own music bridges pop, folk, rock and blues,
and I now have a worldwide
has always come naturally to me. Instinctive!
I have had a lot of positive media reviews including:
Barnes adds to the rich music scene in this city!" (Maple
in lyrical imagery" (the Vancouver Sun)
I love the stage! That's what songwriting gives me; the opportunity to 'Put on a show!!'The internet is my stage now, and I'm happy to put as much of my music up on the internet as I can, so that you can hear it! 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 reverbnation.com
, as well as videos