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Welcome to drewbarnes.com; it's where my music lives!
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 rebels including, 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, I'm a fan of music from all genres; I love it all!
As a contemporary singer/songwriter, 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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