Tony Barby

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Tel. 01225 744188 or 07966 292872

Email: tonybarby@talktalk.net

 

Join a community choir in Box

Find Your Voice!

& Have fun!  & Forget your worries!

& Make friends! & Relax! 

Tony Barby2Everyone welcome – No experience needed

No need to read music – All songs taught by ear

Varied and fun repertoire

No commitment – Come when you can

Wednesdays  7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Upstairs at the Selwyn Hall in Box

 

£6 drop-in / concessions £5

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Pay for 9 sessions in advance and get the 10th free: £50 / concessions £40

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For further information and booking contact Tony on 01225 744188 or tonybarby@talktalk.net

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About Tony:

I got my first guitar at age 11.

I learned to read music playing the cornet in my high school brass band.

I’ve played lead, rhythm and bass guitars in many bands throughout the years – always the one to work out the vocal harmonies and teach them to the other band members.

More recently, my love of the Beach Boys led me to put together a theatrical production, featuring Beach Boys songs and the talents of fine actors, which played successfully in West Country theatres. After the run of shows, the band continued to perform live until the frustration of pinning down the same musicians on the same night became too much and the project came to a natural end.

After the demise of the Beach Boys group, I sang for a time in a vocal harmony group with James Warren, who had the worldwide hit Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime with the Korgis.

I currently play guitar in a world jazz band, Radio Banska, which has recently released its first CD, The Balkan Courtesan. Check us out on Facebook or www.reverbnation.com/radiobanska

Along with various guitars, I’ve recently learned the didgeridoo (mastered the circular breathing technique), the charango (a small South American 10-stringed guitar) and the ukulele (currently attempting to master jazz chord solos).

Above all, vocal harmony fires my enthusiasm. After attending community choirs and workshops run by Natural Voice Practitioners, I decided that I’d like to do the same, so undertook some training with a very experienced choir leader and started my own community choir Everybody Sing!, which meets on Wednesday nights in my home village of Box in Wiltshire. I love seeing how singing liberates people and brings such joy, how it breaks down barriers and makes everyone equal. Their spontaneous applause when all the parts come together is true job satisfaction for me.