Barry Rock - 10 Questions Music Interview
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
I have always needed a way to express myself. After different ventures of acting, being a DJ act I realized a singer songwriter was it for me...
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
Playing in front of 10,000 people at a festival in Germany!
What has been the high point of your music path?
It's all been high, but I fell the best is yet to come...
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
I get inspired by people in my life. It only take a chord or 2 to spark a new song.
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?
I think what artists get paid now is a travesty. When music became free after all the hours, sweat, money & dedication artists put in fans should pay at least a dollar a song to recoup some of what they invested. Spotify is a joke with the percentage we get from listeners.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
John Lennon, just because he was such an inspiration to me as far as I can remember...
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
I only work with pros who can cut it with 1 rehearsal or no rehearsal. So it's been nothing but joyful to work with the guys Im so lucky to have on board!
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
A song called Miles away. I knew I had something really great but it was put aside & picked up again almost a year later till I felt it was where I wanted it. That's way longer than normal for my writing process.
What's coming up in the future?
More songs! more Videos! & let's hope some live shows in 2021!!!
Tell us where fans can access your music?
About Barry Rock
BarryRock can best be described as a singer/songwriter that has you humming his melodies & lyrics, at first listen. Born and raised in NY, Barry’s Retro musical style was influenced by the best of them. Including 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 as well.
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, & place music in TV and film. His music is a perfect match for Child based media. One listen & you will agree his songs have Disney written all over them!
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