Barry Rock - 10 Questions Music Interview
Barry Rock can best be described as a singer/songwriter who writes catchy music - you will find yourself humming his strong melodies and easy-to-relate to lyrics, at first listen. Born and raised in NY, Barry’s Retro musical style was influenced by the timeless artists like The Beatles, Billy Joel, The Beach Boys and the Cars to name a few. Barry majored in acting at community college and played in bands thru his college years where he developed a magnetic stage presence. He went on to start and own a DJ Entertainment Company, working weddings and corporate events. From 2008-2012 Barry moved to LA where he picked up the vibe of west coast music. He incorporates these styles with incredible hooks you just can’t get out of your head. Barry’s goal is to continue writing and working with incredible musicians, and place music in TV and film. His music is a perfect match for today's youth - one listen and you will hear that his songs have Disney written all over them!
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
The Beatles were such an influence. They made me want to be a musician.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
I recently got to meet with Nate Albert at Warner Brothers records in LA.
What has been the high point of your music path?
Making videos and having thousands of people watching them.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like? I never sleep, they just keep coming to me all hours of the day and night.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?
To take more chances of Indie artists like they used to.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
Paul McCartney, He's the greatest songwriter performer of all time.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
They are Rockin, I just keep it going till I feel ready.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
A song called Miles Away. I had the idea for over a year till I finally nailed it down to a proper arrangement. Now it's one of my favorites.
What's coming up in the future?
More videos in LA, Miami, and New York, More music and hopefully a lucky break!
Tell us where fans can access your music?
Listen on Spotify.