Bass/Synth player - new to the writing game. Stuck in a time warp due to influences (80's) and old kit (Korg Trinity etc). My songs on here are not the finished article but purely a tool to put them out there for other people to record - ie. demo's - the dream is to have a hit single as a writer. I am striving to write a big ballad that the likes of Christina Aguilera would record, but also enjoy trashy pop songs that are catchy (and rubbish according to musical snobs!) and could be commercially viable in europe (less likely in the US). I also strive to write something that artists like Rihanna could record.

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In recent times I have re-discovered my love for the saxaphone:- my father played sax and I have tried to emulate how real sax players play when putting together a tune on my synth at home. Purists will hate the artificial sax sound, but I am really enjoying getting the tunes together. Besides I am working with real sax players to get my tunes re-recorded with the real deal!

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In recent years I have been playing with a rock-blues band here on the Costa del Sol. After that amount of time I have now opted to go for somethIng new.......

Nigel Barrett Biog

I grew up on the Isle of Wight. As a child I learnt piano to grade IV, then took up the bass guitar after becoming addicted to the talents of fellow Isle of Wight bass player Mark King. I have played in a couple of live bands, but neglected my passion for music for many years and have only just recently picked up where I left off. Nowadays I am torn between the keyboard and the bass, but strive to combine the two successfully. My musical tastes and influences vary widely, from the Canadian rock trio Rush, to Scritti Politti, to Celine Dion, to The System. All have one thing in common:- lush production! I'm a huge fan of 'sound' itself - some sounds can move me to tears just by themselves, especially the modern ethereal synths out there.

I have recently been able to record my music through the purchase of a couple of bits of technology - a digital Tascam pc interface that miraculously enables me to record directly into the pc - including vocals! My weak point is my voice - I am no singer although I can almost hold a tune. If my demo's could be sung by a powerful female vocal I would be very happy.

  • Member Since: 2008
  • Last Login: 5/16/2022


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Bob Bentley
4 days ago to Nigel Barrett

Thanks for the thorough review of Heart To Heart Nigel. It's fair comment about the song structure, I've changed it several times, mainly because it is too long when put together in the usual fashion. Apart from removing a chorus to reduce the length, the lyrics in the bridge mean that it can't be placed in the usual format, otherwise the story is compromised. However, the song was written more as a story than a commercial venture, it's also way off my usual beaten track, so really much is academic.
Can't win 'em all!
Thanks again, much appreciated.

Hi Nigel - TNX for the review of 'So It's Not Love'. Yes - definitely that vintage feel! We recorded that in 1994, and the fabulous Lillias White, who did the vocals, then went on to win a Tony Award for her performance in Cy Coleman's 'The Life' on Broadway. Lillias is still killing it on theater and cabaret stages. She just did her cabaret act in London a few weeks ago. I'm a bit stuck in the 80s and 90s grooves myself....grin

Bill Dake
over 30 days ago to Nigel Barrett

Hi Nigel,
Thanks for listening to "Do You Wanna Dance". Sorry you hated it, but jeez, it's just a cover of a 1958 R&R tune by Bobby Freeman, tried to make it a little retro. Still friends I hope, like your stuff...

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Nigel Barrett
over 30 days ago

Oops! Sorry Bill!

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