It has been fun playing with a whole range of great bands over the last few years. One band that I have played for on numerous occasions is the amazing Claire Barker Band. Claire has recently asked me to join the band permanently and I am very excited to say that I have accepted Claire’s offer. I am now looking forward to more amazing gigs and a busy time ahead!
Claire has a fantastic band consisting of incredibly talented musicians. If you haven’t seen the Claire Barker Band live, I highly recommend that you come and check them out as she always supplies a night of great, popular songs that are all played with exciting arrangements. I have always had comments from audience members saying how much they loved the whole set. Not only do the band play a great mix of popular songs, they are played with interesting twists and turns along the way that keep the audience on their feet for the whole night.
The band consists of:
Andy Doyle – I have known and played with Andy since I was young and we know each other’s playing styles intimately. Andy also plays in my jazz/funk/fusion band and always inspires me with his creativity and amazing talents.
Pete Laurence-Couzens – As both Andy and Pete are very busy, Pete shares the role of bass in the Claire Barker Band. Pete is also an extremely talented bass player and I also play with him in the Claire Barker Quartet.
Not only has Claire put together a band of unbelievable talent, the band is like a family and the closeness of everybody really comes across when performing.
The Claire Barker Band is the perfect band for weddings and parties. If you are organising any event where you want an amazing band to get the whole place dancing, get in contact with Claire and you will not be disappointed!
It is a very busy time of weddings and private functions for the rest of the year. If you want to see the Claire Barker Band at a public performance, the next two gigs are:
Saturday 17th May – The Crown in Sherringham
Friday 23rd May – The Brickmakers in Norwich
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That’s just about all for this blog. If you are getting married and are looking for music, please get in touch as I will certainly have a a package to suit your needs. From solo seven string guitar background music or the Laura White and Paul Hill Duo, through to the Claire Barker Band, there are many options available. I can also provide many other line ups including the Claire Barker Quartet and the well established and popular Destinations Swing. I can also put together any line up of jazz duo, trio, quartet, etc. so please do get in touch!
See you at a gig soon!