MP3 The Barrys - Who Else
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11 MP3 Songs
POP: Power Pop, ROCK: Progressive Rock
The Barrys have a retro sound that blends male and female harmonies resembling those of the 60's folk/rock/British invasion bands while still remaining American roots oriented. Singer/songwriter Barry Scott founded the band in 1997. Scott's songwriting and vocal delivery has been compared to legendary artists Roy Orbison, Gene Pitney and the Everly Brothers with the band having a sound that brings back memories of Wings, the Buffalo Springfield, the Hollies and the Mamas and the Papas - not to mention the obvious Beatles influence. The title track of the CD WHO ELSE is reminiscent of Crosby, Stills and Nash's most famous SUITE JUDY BLUE EYES.
The band has already gotten attention by winning Musician Magazine's "Best Unsigned Bands" contest sponsored by industry bible Billboard Magazine.
Scott, a native of Virginia was a member of the regions foremost rock/pop bands, the States who matured along with another great area talent, Bruce Hornsby. The States won massive popularity and released two successful major label albums. Scott has also had several indie releases. Peter Pope an accomplished musician and producer of national commercials played bass, drums and keyboards as well as helped produce and mix several tracks on the CD and added his talents to inventing some of the interesting vocal arrangements and harmonies. You can hear Popes - Beach Boys and Jelly Fish influence in this work. Rounding out the core of the band is Andi Helfant who has worked with Scott for many years as a backup singer, guitarist and keyboardist. A sort of Linda to his Paul (though not married).
As Scott would put it, Andi wants to be Joan Jett but adds more the LULU, Dusty Springfield touch to the vocals maybe with just a touch of Grace Slick. Though not appearing on the album, bass player William Frye plays live with the band and was recently voted best bass player in their hometown - Hampton Roads, Virginia. The Barrys have played with many national and international acts and with the release of this CD may soon be the headliners......
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