Barrie-James is a Scottish singer-songwriter from Glasgow. He started writing at the age of eleven and later established himself in the successful Glasgow based band ‘Kassidy”. Releasing two chart albums for Mercury Records and Touring with the likes of Lana Del Rey.
Barrie’s voice has been compared to the likes of Lee Hazlewood, Kurt Cobain and even Jeff Buckley.
Not only is Barrie a great performer but he has also established himself as songwriter with a publishing deal with BMG and a prolific writer with credits in tracks such as ‘Brooklyn Baby’ and ‘Black Beauty’ by Lana Del Rey.
His debut album ‘Cold Coffee’ sold over 79,000 albums and was produced by Robert Schnapf (credits include Beck, Kevin Devine & Dog Society), recorded in Los Angeles where Barrie resided for a few years. After organically building a devoted global fanbase and securing support from Pitchfork and KCRW’s tastemaker Nic Harcout, Barrie moved back to Glasgow and began work on second album ‘Psychedelic Soup’, recorded at Green Door studios. The album in its entirety was written solely by Barrie-James and is a true testament to his hard work, meaningful musical expression and exceptional songwriting skills.
Barrie’s third album will be released by Vacancy Records and will see Barrie bringing in his influences of country and 1960s music.