"From August 2014 and after a long previous break, it's with great optimism that I call it a day on the music front. I was fortunate enough to spend many years involved with music, performing in bands throughout my teenage years and early 20's. After studying music at college when I left school, I went on to perform as a solo artist in front of multitudes of people, with audiences ranging from just a few, to sell out venues. Those are memories I will never forget.
I'll be forever indebted to those who came to watch me and show their support and to those who took the time to acquire my music whether it be through official means or not. For me it didn't matter, I just wanted to write music and for at least one person to hear it other than myself. Music is it's own reward and I was happy for people to have my music for free as there is something very special about it, music speaks beyond language.
Having been blessed to have been recognised by music publishers for my song writing skills, I still didn't have the passion to perform in front of people. Those who know me will understand how important my family are to me and my duty as a father and husband takes precedence over all else. This is the reason I declined a six album record deal back in 2008 and declined offers to play at numerous venues throughout this beautiful country.
Whilst I'll continue to write and record music occasionally and upload it to youtube, it won't be in anyway serious, but just for a bit of enjoyment even though I still hope you'll listen.
Thank you for everything, it's been a blast!
Here's the latest single 'Sleep Over' for you to have a listen to. Watch the very random video which should keep you occupied for a couple of minutes. If you wish to, you can download this song from iTunes, Amazon mp3 and most major online stores worldwide.
NEW VIDEO OF FOXY'S FOLK FACED
If you were unable to attend the Grooves on the Green Festival in Ashley Cross Poole, then you missed some excellent performances! To hear the Ocean Colour Scene cover; 'Foxy's Folk Faced' which was performed on the day, then check out the video now to the left of this screen. Alternatively visit the official Julian Barry youtube channel and subscribe:
LIVE @ GROOVES ON THE GREEN '14
Look out for the live performance at this years Grooves on the Green festival on Saturday 12th July at 12pm (midday). For tickets and info please visit:
NEW SINGLE AND LIVE PERFORMANCES
The brand new single "Someday Maybe" is out now! You can download it by clicking the link below from iTunes, or from major online stores:
You can watch Julian live at the Grooves on the Green festival in Ashley Cross, Parkstone, on sunday 13th July at midday! Check out the live page for further info on this.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
This website now reaches it's 7th year of online activity! Thanks to those of you who have registered as users, a warm welcome is extended to you all.
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NEW COVER VERSION
It was back in the studio this month to trial some new records and set out recording a new demo track. The latest song to add to the extensive catalogue is 'How To Save A Life' by The Fray. A new video with lyrics will be added to this site soon along with other broadcasting sites such as youtube. Be one of the first to hear this track by liking Julian Barry on facebook or signing up to this website to be added to the mailing list.
A huge thank you to all who have shown their support through this musical journey. Also, a huge welcome aboard to all new fans, we're sure you'll have fun navigating this site and being one of the first to check out the latest releases and info. The new album; 'In Between The Lines' is available to buy now, just click on the links which can be found to the left of this page and around this site.
NEW ALBUM & GROWING YOUTUBE POPULARITY
'In Between The Lines' is the second studio album to be released by Julian Barry. It is available to buy now from julianbarry.com and you can also download it from itunes, amazon mp3 and many more ! Julian's youtube popularity is steadily growing with over 25,000 views, let's keep spreading the word and posting video's on our favourite social networks!
PUBLISHING DEAL SIGNED
All-Media Music Ltd, part of the Paul Rodrigues Music Group have just reached an agreement with Julian Barry and a Publising contract has now been signed. This will be a really exciting venture between Artist and Publisher resulting in a catalogue of future releases. Julian has been writing and will be featuring on numerous releases with world renowned Hard Dance Duo; The Organ Donors who's next single "Rhythm Meets The Mind" will feature Julian on vocals.
WORLD CLASS DJ REMIXES TRACK
With a new distribution deal, record label and talks of a new publishing contract, 2012 is looking really positive on the music front. World renowned DJ Sean Tyas recently remixed Rhythm Meets The Mind which Julian wrote and recorded recently with the Organ Donors. The Organ Donors and Julian Barry have been working together recently on a new project which will see a number of releases to come.
LIVE PERFORMANCES & SIDE PROJECTS
Keeping busy in the studio over the past month, side projects with some top producers have been an ongoing success and are very soon to be revealed! Songs from the new album are in production and will be set for release in due course. If you haven't already downloaded the amazing "Beyonce" single download it here from iTunes:
DOWNLOAD "BEYONCE" NOW FOR ONLY 79p!
Beyonce is officially released as the first single from the brand new album 'Are we almost there?'. You can download it here for just 79p!
BRAND NEW PROJECT AND SINGLE SET FOR RELEASE
Brand new single set for relase this month; this is a result of a recent distribution deal being agreed so keep an eye on this news page for more info coming soon. The new deal will enable music to be released through more channels and a much wider variety of stores. It will enable more promotional avenues to open up and will be alot less restrictive so they'll be more things to come in 2012 and beyond. Julian is also currently in the studio working on a side project with some top class DJ's who for various reasons are yet to be named.