Kris Barras

Kris Barras

Blues/Rock  |  Seated+Standing

Kris Barras Band

Kris Barras is one of the U.K's most exciting Blues-Rock Guitarists. His blend of soul-wrenching melodies with blistering technique has thrilled audiences worldwide for the past 13 years. The band's unique mix of foot-stomping riffs and catchy tunes have made them one of the 'must-see' Blues bands of 2017.

Vocals Guitar / Kris Barras
Keyboards / Josiah J Manning / Huw Weston
Bass / Ricky Mitchell / Elliott Blackler
Drums / Will Beavis

"Natural Blues Guitarist" Guitar Techniques Magazine

"Barras' fingertips have a direct connection to the soul" Rock Times, Germany

"Stunning" Blues magazine, Holland
The band’s debut album, Turn Up, Be Nice, Play Hard, was released on May 14th 2014 to wide acclaim reaching No 4 in the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association charts.

Inspired by his father at the early age of only Six years-old, Kris was already making an appearance on stage before turning Ten. He has since gone on to spend more than twenty years thrilling audiences throughout the globe playing live.

The UK based guitarist has extensive experience touring in various bands, throughout the UK, Europe and USA, as both a solo-artist & session-musician.

A published author who has written many guitar-technique columns, books and instructional DVD’s; Kris Barras has also been a featured lecturer at the distinguished Academy of Music and Sound. Kris currently writes a guitar technique column for Blues Matters magazine.

The band has released two albums: The self-titled debut album in March 2015 and the latest release, ‘Lucky 13’ in April 2016. The second album has been a much larger success, reaching number 2 in both the Amazon Blues Charts and the iTunes charts. The album has also been voted ‘Pick of the month’ by the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association, as well as winning the Riviera FM 2016 'Album of the Year'.

“MY BIGGEST MUSICAL INFLUENCE WHEN GROWING UP, WAS ALWAYS GARY MOORE. AFTER A FEW YEARS OF PLAYING JAZZ- ROCK INSTRUMENTALS, I FEEL LIKE I HAVE RETURNED TO MY ROOTS, PLAYING THE STYLE OF MUSIC THAT INSPIRED ME TO PLAY IN THE FIRST PLACE.



Interestingly, Kris has always had an unusual side-job alongside his music career. Although recently retired, Kris had a successful 10 year professional mixed martial arts career, which saw him compete and train in Las Vegas, Thailand and Singapore. With a total fight record of 14 wins 2 losses and 1 draw.

“People used to think I was crazy to be fighting in cages, risking damage to my hands. Truth is though, I always enjoyed it and found that the fighting world offered me more opportunities than the Music industry. I got to fight in front of 8000 people in Asia.....I would’ve much rather had played to them instead of getting punched in the face!

Their music has been described as “Signature Brand”, “Guitar driven, Rockin’ Blues” and has already allowed them to share stages with Walter Trout, Larry Miller, Robin Trower, Martin Barre, Wishbone Ash & Focus among many others.

“Take some early ZZ Top (before they became commercial), add some sizzlin' slide guitar, mix in some Dire Straits (but with a modern edge to it) and you'll start to get an idea of their unique & irresistible sound"

DatesTickets
Fri 23rd Mar8:30pm
Prices
From 6pm on the night £10.00
In Advance £9.00
Wharf Music Club £8.00

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