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"Baz Barrett"

"Baz Barrett is a popular guy! Since working with him, Chromium has been snowed in with votes for his music, contacted with oodles of questions and his personal releases have been selling well.

So what is it about Baz that drives audiences mad for him? Well it could have something to do woth his innate ability for stunning song-writing, his passion for intelligent lyric writing, or his atmospheric voice that injects a sense of emotion into each of his songs.

Baz has the whole package. He is a gifted musician and songwriter who will go far in whatever path he decides to walk." - Chromium Records


Discography

Ride the Train EP
Boredom Killer Album
Included on Chromium Records Compilation "The best unsigned ever... 2"
Airplay on Incognito Radio

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Baz was born in Northamptonshire, England and started playing the guitar aged just 5 years old. The son of a ‘weekend musician’ he was encouraged to pursue an obvious talent as a natural musician. He raced through his grades on both guitar and piano, and was recruited into his father’s band at 14, where he played Bass guitar. His gift of perfect pitch and his ability to ‘busk’ effortlessly, stood him in good stead through these busy early years. At 17 he fulfilled another ambition and joined the British Army. Service in Bosnia and throughout the hostilities of the Gulf War in Iraq were busy interludes in a six-year period in Germany. It was here that he began to develop his own musical style, and started to get involved with the local music scene.

·At 19 he began as a solo performer playing in Irish Pubs in Central Germany, but soon struck up an association with named bands. Chief among these was The Boogie Wonderland Disco Explosion, a 19-piece band who has performed with Moloko and Morcheeba at venues with up to 60,000 capacity. Baz was a lead singer with this group of top class musicians that entertained thousands of people every year at major festivals all over Germany.

·Baz was also the Bassman/vocalist/songwriter for Liv-it, who have performed with well-known bands such as, The Banana Fish Bones and Silbermond. Liv-It play a mixture of rock, pop and funk.

·Baz was also the bassman for a crazy “oldies rock and roll” band based in Germany called Teezer. The band has been running for many years and Baz still plays at their reunions!

·Despite a hectic schedule with three bands and solo performances, Baz was invited last year to help write and arrange the music for a modern musical. From Rock to Hip-Hop, Funk to Salsa, the show covered a wide range of musical styles to cater for an even wider audience. This was of-course accompanied by some very slick choreography by the dancers, superb vocals, great lighting, video screen and special effects to create an atmosphere that was to be known as, Ben’s Party. Performances started 21st May 2005 and were a great success.

In June 2005, Baz released his album ‘Boredom Killer’. Apart from financing the project, he wrote and arranged all his songs, sang all the vocals and played all the instruments featured apart from the drums, then co-produced the whole album. In the process, he has created a unique mix of melody and tempo styles that have been very well received by critics at Broadjam, Taxi, Oscar Radio, Tonic TV and Chromium Records. The album Boredom Killer is available for purchase right now at www.bazbarrett.com.

A tour is in preparation with his new three piece "Baz Barrett Banned". Details will follow shortly...

****And Now A Review From Chromium Records****

"Baz Barrett is a popular guy! Since working with him, Chromium has been snowed in with votes for his music, contacted with oodles of questions and his personal releases have been selling well.

So what is it about Baz that drives audiences mad for him? Well it could have something to do woth his innate ability for stunning song-writing, his passion for intelligent lyric writing, or his atmospheric voice that injects a sense of emotion into each of his songs.

Baz has the whole package. He is a gifted musician and songwriter who will go far in whatever path he decides to walk." - Chromium Records 2005

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Other Comments

” A fantastic voice, rich, flexible with a big range and personality"

"I was especially impressed with the strength of technique displayed in the vocal department. Not to mention the soul and emotional depth to each of his songs"

“Very fresh blend of rock/fusion”

“Lots of energy. Great vocals”

"Very well played and produced"

"This is tight and pro"

“Absolutely brilliant performance and arrangement!”