David Barrett is a Canadian-made composer and performer, specializing in redefining the boundaries of progressive rock and instrumental soundscapes.
David Barrett Trio was formed in early 2010, when David began composing music for an instrumental power trio. David Barrett Trio’s self titled debut album produced by Richard Chycki, Alex Lifeson, and Alan Parsons, was released in 2013.
As a result from all the attention the album generated, the trio has received many stellar reviews online and in publications such as Prog Rock Magazine. David has been featured in such international magazines as Guitar Player, Premier Guitar, and Vintage Guitar. Also, David became an endorsing artist for D’Addario Canada, Planet Waves, Pigtronix Futuristic Audio Technology, and Mack Guitar Amps, who designed a signature model called the Atomsmasher DB-40. David is also involved with the inventive Dagmar Custom Guitars, and plays a custom model made to his specifications. Alex Lifeson’s famous Gibson double neck guitar was on loan to David for a couple of years, and can be heard all over their debut album, the guitar now resides in The Canadian Museum Of History.
In May of 2012 David Barrett Trio was asked to participate in an all day Alan Parsons Master Class recording workshop at Noble Street Studios in Toronto, in which they were the band being engineered and produced by Alan Parsons himself. The result was Belmonte, which featured guest vocalist Paul Reid. In addition to hosting David’s yearly Ravenswood Guitar Summit, HotHouse Creative director Paul Reid is responsible for the trios photography, video, and design. In addition to that collaboration, in 2013 the trio appeared on Fascination, the latest album by highly acclaimed Canadian songwriter Jacob Moon. In 2015, the trio followed up their debut release with David Barrett Trio II, and a live DVD, entitled A Whisper To Thunder. DB3 II features Coppermine, with renown vocalist, Michael Sadler of Saga, and The Elegant Universe, a second collaboration with celtic guitar virtuoso Tony McManus, the session was produced by none other than Alex Lifeson. The DVD was recorded live in Toronto, and features a stunning laser show, courtesy of Rush lighting director Howard Ungerleider of Production Design International.
David Barrett Trio has shared the stage in Canada and the US, with such progressive rock icons as Saga, Carl Palmer (ELP), Adrian Belew (King Crimson, Zappa), Marillion, and The Aristocrats. They’ve headlined at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, The Mod Club Theatre in Toronto, and The Canadian Guitar Festival in Kingston, Ontario.
David Barrett Trio is currently working on David Barrett Trio III with the brand new virtuoso rhythm section of Andy Narsingh (bass) and Dave Langguth (drums), featuring special guest vocalist Michael Sadler (Saga), and producer extraordinaire Terry Brown (Rush). In January 2017, The new team released their new single, Gone Tomorrow. David Barrett Trio feat. Michael Sadler are now booked for Intimate & Interactive acoustic performances, live electric concerts, and Master Class recording workshops with Terry Brown.
David Barrett Trio feat. Michael Sadler will release their next prog rock epic “River of Gold” May 12, 2017.
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