Dave Barnes
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Dave Barnes

Band Blues Singer/Songwriter


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We have 1 CD. it is titled "HAIRBALL". We have 18 songs streaming.Most of our songs can be previewed at http://www.soundclick.com/davebarnes


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As a BMI published songwriter, my music has charted the “top ten” on Soundclick.com and has been heard on the Dr. Lou Radio Show, based in Philadelphia. I write and perform Blues, Rock, Country and Jazz songs.
I started playing as a bassist in southern California with a band of junior high friends, called The Moving Company. In high school, I switched to lead guitar in the band Katt. Katt once opened for the Seeds. I later played in the band Morning Road, which mainly played for high school dances and college parties. I remember I once asked a bassist from another local band to join Morning Road, but he had just met and joined with the (then unknown) Van Halens.
Recently I have been working and playing with Spazz Katt. Spazz Katt’s members are: myself, Jenn and Emily Barnes. The group was formed while both Jenn and Em were in high school. While growing up both girls constantly heard their Dad, me, playing guitar. One day Jenn decided she wanted to play Bass, and during a practice lesson, Em, blurted out “ I want to sing!” Thus the beginning of Spazz Katt. On our first release, Hairball, we demonstrate our broad range of musical talents. From the slow blues of 4U to the light country of If I Fell, many favorites can be heard. Pounce, was written for our cat “Little Kitty”, and is a popular dance song. Audiences enjoy jumping around to it’s beat. Emily plays the flute on the instrumental Tundra, named after our dog who would leave a practice sessions when things weren’t sounding the best. Hairball concludes with the nonsense song Mellow Spiders….. Or maybe it makes sense to Jenn………..
Currently I am recording blues songs, with the help of Emily, Denise (my wife), and her two daughters, Marie and Jen. Blue Collar Blues was written for all those times you just can’t see going to work. Enjoy the music….Thanks!