Artist Q&A

@JamminJavaMei's Q&A With Little Barrie


Little Barrie are an English rock band performing here Monday May 5. This will be there first show here and we're psyched - we really like what we hear! Check out the videos below for a taste.

Where and when was your first show?  

The first ever Little Barrie show was a small gig in a rehearsal studio called Baselab in Nottingham, UK in 2000 with an audience of about 15 people. It was a different line up at the time.

Our first gig with this line up was in a Marquee at a ski resort in the French Alps in November of 2007. It was pretty bizarre. None of us had dressed for the weather!

What band/artist would you consider to be your main influence?

There are so many influences it's impossible to pick one. But some key  ones would be the The Stooges, Can, Jimi Hendrix, Link Wray, The 13th Floor Elevators, James Brown and lots of R&B and Blues and Psych and Spaghetti Western Soundtracks.

What is one of your most memorable or off-the-wall touring experiences?

The most memorable gig would be when we went to play Japan shortly after the Tsunami. Many bands had cancelled their tours. I think we were the second British band to return there. The response was amazing. They were really happy that some bands had still come to play. They just wanted to have a good time after such tragedy.

Favorite Food: Barrie  - Thai, Vietnamese, Sushi

Favorite Drink: Asahi Beer, Coke Zero

If you were to have a film/movie based on your career, which actors or band would you select to portray yourself?

Michael Crawford as he was in Some Mother Do 'Ave 'Em.

What two words would best describe your music?

Our sound has evolved over time. Umm . . . It's hard to describe without it sounding ridiculous. The new record is more like a dark garage band movie soundtrack.