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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!

I've 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 great lyric.

Today, I am very excited by the international plethora of contemporary, indie/alternative music artists. The undeniable originality of worldwide indie music inspires me!

My own music bridges pop, folk, rock and blues, and I now have a worldwide fan base!

Songwriting has always come naturally to me. Instinctive!

I have had a lot of positive media reviews including:

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

"Rich in lyrical imagery" (the Vancouver Sun)

"Emotion!" (Recording Magazine)

"Gritty!" (Sun Media)

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 , as well as videos at youtube.

More media quotes:

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

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

"perfect pop hooks" (Vancouver Courier)

"Jim Morrison vibe" (Recording Magazine)

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

I'm doing my best to survive with my 'daytime jobs,' but you can help me out 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 .

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(c) Drew Barnes 2017