David is a Canadian-made composer and performer, specializing in redefining the boundaries of progressive rock and instrumental soundscapes. He has been featured in international magazines including Guitar Player, Premier Guitar, and Vintage Guitar.
In 2012, David Barrett and his trio participated in Alan Parsons’ Master Class recording session in Toronto, in which they were engineered and produced by Alan Parsons himself. The result was “Belmonte”, which featured guest vocalist Paul Reid.
He is an endorsing artist for D’Addario Canada, Planet Waves, Pigtronix Futuristic Audio Technology, and Mack Guitar Amps, who recently designed his signature model Atomsmasher DB-40. David also plays a custom made Dagmar Guitar “Jane”, crafted to his specifications.
David has worked and collaborated with a myriad of Canadian and global artists including Jacob Moon, Michael Sadler of Saga, Amanda Marshall, Platinum Blonde, celtic guitar virtuoso Tony McManus and Alex Lifeson of Rush.
He has shared stages with the likes of Saga, Carl Palmer of Emerson, Lake, And Palmer, Marillion, The Aristocrats and Adrian Belew of King Crimson. He has also been a feature performing artist and judge at The Canadian Guitar Festival.
Read DB’s interview here in Guitar Player Magazine.