KRIS BARRAS BAND
Kris Barras is the UK’s most exciting Blues/Rock Guitarist. The band’s Southern, Blues-Rock sound encompasses dirty riffs, husky vocals and screaming guitar solo’s. 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. The band have appeared at major festivals throughout the UK and Europe. These include Ramblin’ Man Fair (UK), Rawa Blues Festival (Poland) and Bliuzo Naktys (Lithuania). 2017 saw the band complete two very successful tours in both the UK and Europe with 2018 lining up much more of the same. 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 Divine and Dirty’ album was released in March 2018 and went in straight at number one in both the Amazon and iTunes Blues charts as well as Number 3 in the Official UK Blues/Jazz Charts. Kris was nominated for ‘Blues Guitarist of the Year 2017’ by Total Guitar magazine and voted into the Top 15 Blues Guitarists in the World by Music Radar.
THE MADDDING CROWD
We are The Madding Crowd; weary purveyors of songs of love, hate, happiness, chaos, rebellion, glamour, intelligence, wit, imagination, bile, passion, despair, rejection and sheer humanity. Hailing from Manchester, formed in April 2010, we are comprised of Singer and Guitarist Ben Corry, Lead Guitarist Dominic Corry, and Bassist Claud Corry. Our music contains elements of Glam, Punk, Rockabilly and Prog among other influences, and we have often been told that we possess a sound that is hard to describe and pigeonhole. We want to sing about our lives, we want to sing about your lives.. This is our podium.
As a live band we have developed over years of pummeling hard work into a ferocious, passionate, kinetic and commanding onstage presence, with songs of fury, glamour and reality to match the gravity of our live shows. We are sincere, and striving to create something that is beautiful, positive, inclusive and real in a world full up with fakery, liars, killers and greedy fucking bastards. We give to you our souls set to music. You may do with them what you will.