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Sun. October 16th 2011
@  Sunrise Senior Living - Art Show (All Ages)
Swing Street Band
Barry Carlson

Barry Carlson

Confirmed: Mar. 26, 2013 (Awaiting Update)

from Victoria BC
Instruments: Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica details

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Barry Carlson

A refugee from Prairie winters, Barry began busking in the streets of Vancouver in the late 1960's with the High Street Band before busking was commonplace. Or legal. A couple of brushes with the law and the Vancouver monsoons drove him indoors to a life of bar bands in rooms that really should have had chicken wire around the stage.

A chance encounter with a Tony Bennett album inspired him to learn a bunch of expensive new chords, quit his day job and move to Victoria in search of a band that could play respectable music in places that didn’t need bouncers and weapons checks.

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Current Projects

Swing Street BandLead guitar / vocal2009-present
Available for paid gigs


Listing last updated/confirmed Mar. 26, 2013