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The best kept secret in music


"Rogue Entertainment"

“On Gardens and Armies, Bartley will at once appeal to the younger indie rock crowd, the modern rock crowd, and the more discriminating ear of the album rock crowd. It reminds me of a day when the success of a record was not about micromarketing, it was just about the music being good. And this is very good.”

- Eric Maloney

"Machine Records"

“Bartley’s Gardens and Armies has been in heavy rotation on my CD player for quite a while.
Great songs from a very talented artist.”

- Chris Buttleman

"Marty Lennartz"



"Who's Your Favorite Local Band?"

...Bartley, because the songs are accessible but not too poppy. The songs Have a little more depth than a lot of the material you hear on the radio-and remind me of Pete Yorn and John Mayer. - Tribune/ REDEYE

"Singing in the Car for Weeks"

Bartley's 2005 effort is living proof that perfect pop can be achieved with great melodies and good guitar riffs. "Gardens & Armies" is an album full of passion that takes you from melancholic afternoons to happy Sunday mornings jumping round' the house. It's a British song writing approach with none of the cynicism and the pretence. The arrangements are impeccable and shaped with perfect drumming that seperates Bartley from your average Brit-sounding American band. The Album is a winner with harmonies and vocals sang with great mastery and overall ease. This is an album that will leave you singing in the car for it! - Emergenza


2005 "Gardens & Armies" full length label debut--
*Currently being serviced to over 600 college/AAA radio stations nationwide.
*Tracks 3 & 5 recieved commercial airplay in several midwest stations including WXRT and WTMX Chicago.
*Listener feedback on track 5 from WTMX 101.9 FM Chicago is available in audio on this sonicbds EPK.

2001 Self Titled EP
*Featured on WXRT Local Anisthetic

1999 "Trampoline" EP from Throck Morton
*Featured on WXRT Local Anisthetic

Full list of releases/song titles/MP3's and video available at:


Feeling a bit camera shy


Bartley’s much anticipated label debut, “Gardens & Armies” has been met with enthusiastic audiences and rave reviews. “Accomplished!” proclaims WXRT Chicago radio host Marty Lennartz. With a knack for intelligent lyrics, angelic vocals, seductive melody, and hooky guitar, Bartley creates a rock mixture that immediately resonates. In “Gardens & Armies” he produces an album of expression and raw emotion which both exalts in the hopeful spirit of life’s finer moments and reflects in the melancholy of their aftermath. Crafted with stunning arrangements and powerful prose, Bartley’s writing and production is confirmation that a craftsman knows his own art and what it should contain.

Though officially a solo project, Bartley credits drummer Devin Staples with bringing his songs to life. In a moment that would foreshadow its success, Devin joined the band after a mutual friend played an early demo version of “I Knew You When” over the phone. The track has since been featured on WXRT in Chicago and on over 600 college and AAA stations nationally. Other selections from the album have also garnered significant attention. “Hello, Hello” was recently featured on WTMX Chicago’s “Inside Track” segment where listeners call in and rate new releases. The response was overwhelmingly positive.

Planning for an extensive tour in 05’ and 06’ is underway. Catch him when you can. He’ll leave you singing in the car for weeks.