Music was, is, and always will be a powerful force in my life. I believe I'm not alone in that respect, as regardless of what an individual's preferred musical genre is, many, if not most people relate songs to different times in their lives. One reason certain songs become such huge hits is because so many people can personally relate to them in some way. Throughout my life journey, music has celebrated and commiserated with me, and ultimately inspired and lifted me out of some of the lowest points in my life.
I seek to share this type of experience with my concert audiences, bringing them on a ride of peaks and valleys that will provide inspiration, soul searching, celebration, laughter, and sentiment. This is done through the performance of my own original music, along with a few relatable selected covers, with spoken moments and audience participation interwoven.
Venues for my concert productions have include performing arts establishments, churches, festivals, fundraisers, corporate events, schools, community centers, libraries, private homes, and pretty much any other situation you can think of! While the message is consistent, there's no "cookie-cutter" approach, as each event has its unique characteristics and audiences. The size of the event and setup may vary as well, and can range from a solo performance in a small, intimate setting, to a larger event where I can bring along other musicians up to and including a full band.
"An experience that will get your feet tapping and your soul smiling" - Bronwyn Dannenfelser, Director of Development, Waterfire, Providence, RI
"Working with Barry on all levels has been a wonderful experience." - Maureen Janetta, Former Principal, St. Luke School, Barrington, RI
"You make me think about my own journey in life." - Laurie Toracinta Rossi, Coventry, RI
"Barry's own personal reflections and music are so in tune with those who want something more in their life's journey" - Fred Rodriguez, Co-Executive Producer, Green Light Media Productions, Hagatna, Guam