He took up the guitar at a young age and played with several bands at school including Dryzabone who went on to win the UK wide “Music for Youth” competition in London, 1997. His musical upbringing was nurtured through the Feis movement and as a teenager he developed his ability and style under tutors such as Jim Hunter, Tony McManus and Terry Small. Barry’s guitar style has developed much over the years but has always retained elements of funk and rock, mixed with edgy effects and spacy soundscapes.
He is not solely a musician but also a recording engineer and producer and as such is in high demand on the Scottish music scene.
He also loves to create and perform electronic music and plays in new dance electro outfit Halcyon, along with TO members Adam Sutherland and John Somerville. He has played with Croft No. Five, Lauren MacColl and the Macollective, Samling, Lori Watson Trio, Step Dance Company and Box Club.