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Barry Charles: News

NEW E.P. LAUNCHED - May 30, 2018

I launched my new E.P. last Sunday at 'The Shared' , Yandina.

Five very 'bluesy' tracks . . .


WOODFORD FESTIVAL 'Bluestown stage' - December 27, 2017

 BLUESTOWN Blues Breakfast BBQ
from their programme   . . .
Australian bluesman Barry Charles and guitarist Peter 'awesome' Wells host artists who bring news from their World of the Blues every morning from 10:30am along with music, chit chat . . . in the Bluestown venue


SONGWRITING AGAIN at last!! - August 12, 2017

yeah! . . . . am making real progress with several new original songs
and if all goes to plan will have a new album this year - hopefully by Christmas!

I know, I know, 'it's been awhile' - watch this space!

Whistleblowing . . . - October 24, 2014

   I'm sure we are all becoming more and more aware of 
 what whistleblowers' have been trying
to tell us for some time now . . . 

Must be time for a protest song!  
 and sing along with the lyrics . . .
Whistleblower ® Barry Charles         APRA/AMCOS id  GW40734005

We won’t tell you this, we won’t tell you that
You can look at this - don’t look at that
governments come, governments go
There is so much they don’t want you to know

But now some one has opened the book
Now we can all take a good look
Security threats were a thinly veiled disguise
Must hide those files from prying eyes

From lips that were sealed, now all is revealed
For those in high places now some have red faces
Spying on allies, treating them with disdain
Power and arrogance has only bought you shame

Somebody has shown us what’s been going on
Justifying feelings that something was wrong
They want to silence the man who switched on the light
Isn’t freedom of speech a basic human right?

. . . and you can listen to a another version, recorded live with the Deeper Beat
on my latest CD online >  

'SURRURALISM' - June 3, 2014

An amazing exhibition of paintings & drawings by Lew Brennan . . .


                                          wonder who's that?

Ocean Street World Festival - April 21, 2014

On a beautiful sunny Easter Sunday -
appearing on The Captain & The Duke Stage, Ocean Street
~ dancing in the street ~

What an amazing event!

                                                photo's Graeme Buchanan 



Live CD launch - May 5, 2013

 We lauch of our CD 'Live at SOLBAR' - Friday 3rd May

A really great night and compliments all 'round,
especially productionn through the desk by Brian Goodrich,
Dimi & Alex and all the friendly crew at Solbar


SOL BAR Songwriters Circle - February 16, 2012

 . . . with Mitch Davis and Matty Witney


Melbourne band reunion . . . - November, 2011


Bruce Baker - Gary Jones - Gary Wyatt - Trevor May & I  after a set at the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society.

Station Hotel finale - October, 2011

The legendary 70's venue - The Station Hotel, Prahan closes . . .


HINTERLAND TIMES - June - June, 2011

 story page 34>


The JOYNT Flood Appeal - March, 2011

A music festival all weekend to raise funds for The Joynt - a Brisbane live music
venue in the west end severely affected by the January Floods.


New CD! - A Cordial Collusion - September 14, 2010

Bay of Islands Jazz Festival Release of new trans Tasman album . . . I met Haggis some years back at the Bay of Islands Jazz & Blues Festival and we have performed together both in Australia and in NZ. Our new joint album was released to coincide with our appearance at the Bay of Islands Jazz & Blues Festival’s 25th Anniversary in August. The new album is a collection of original tracks and selected covers.

BOOK LAUNCHED! - November 12, 2009

'You had to be out there . . . '
launched as a DVD with a collection of photographs, music recorded live at the time and an enclosed booklet. 
Available from:
        Possums Books - Cooroy
        The River Read - Thomas Street, Noosaville
and from me at my gigs . . .

If you'd like to purchase my book . . . email me at: with your postal address and I'll politely give you my bank details to transfer some moneys - or, if you prefer you can send a cheque/money order in the good old fashioned post. It will cost you AU$30 per book + postage : add $2 per book for Australia If youâ'd prefer PayPal, email me & I'll send the details . . .

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