From Penny Lane to the Great Wall!

Hi there! I’m Chris Barry. I’m an award winning singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, originally from Liverpool England, who now lives in China with my wife, daughter and dog.

As a baby I lived on the world famous Penny Lane in Liverpool. As a teenager I moved to Canada where I discovered punk and heavy metal music. For a decade I wrote recorded, and toured with The Strange, we put out one album in 2010 which won best indie-rock at the Toronto Independent music awards. We played all over Canada and the UK, including such amazing venues as the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, and the Cavern club in Liverpool. After the Strange I moved to China where I learnt to speak Mandarin very well and met my wife Melissa. I currently play in a punk band here called Grass Mud Horse as well as writing and recording my solo work.

At this time I’m writing and recording Grass Mud Horse’s debut album and studying for a songwriting degree from Falmouth University online. Please check out the songs and videos I upload here regularly. Thanks so much

Chris Barry

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