John Barrell's Information
TRANSITIONS is a side/solo project by
John Barrell... a collection of songs
almost 30 years in the making! John is
1/4th of a classic rock cover band
called RELIX and primarilly plays
rhythm & 12 string guitar and sings
lead and backing vocals, although on
TRANSITIONS he also plays bass,
acoustic & lead guitars as well as
some sitar and fills the gap with his
multi-octave voice by doing his own
Available now on iTunes, Amazon MP3,
Shockhound, LaLa, Napster, IMVU,
Rhapsody as well at
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Where to Buy!
Multiple outlets to get Digital Copies; Available
now on iTunes, Amazon MP3, Shockhound, LaLa,
Napster, IMVU, Rhapsody and now at Reverbnation!
You can order physical copies from me through
myspace.com/flyingiceman. A handful of stores also
carry the CD in Louisiana; Red River Music and The
Tamp & Grind (both in Alexandria) and the
Lafayette Music Company (in Lafayette) carry the
CD. GET YOURS @ ONE OF THESE PLACES SOON!!!
Recent Bio Written by
John Barrell is a local musician and has been
living and playing in various bands in Alexandria,
Louisiana since 1982. His latest musical album,
TRANSITIONS is a compilation of his various
styles, influences and talents as a musician.
John enjoys playing music both as a member of the
local rock band RELIX and creating music on the
side as a solo artist.
Along with being a strong vocalist his primary
musical instrument of choice is the rhythm guitar
and 12-string acoustic but is also very
accomplished at the bass and lead guitar and some
ukulele, Indian Sitar and Egyptian Oud.
About four years ago John began playing music with
some local musicians and they formed the band
RELIX. Since then they have developed a small but
loyal following and keep very busy playing local
venues every weekend and on occasion even two
shows in the same day. As a group, they play
mostly cover tunes at the request of the crowds,
but also write some of their own material. This
experience ignited a new fire and passion within
John and he began to write and record on his own
with the blessings of his band brothers. One
song, “Breaking Away” features the talents of the
entire band. On many songs you will also find the
talent of friends, family and fellow musicians.
TRANSITIONS is a compilation of songs that have
defined stages in John’s life as a musician. Some
songs are over 30 years old, such as “Plastic
Foxes” that was written on a sheet of notebook
paper during 11th grade English class about cute
stuck up high school girls. Others, such as “You
& I” and “Every Little Thing” have been written
more recently and reflect the relationship he has
with his wife.
One of the most unique aspects of the album
TRANSITIONS is the fact that each song has a
different feel and vibe to it. There is a musical
style to meet everyone’s taste. Some songs are
melodic ballads while others definitely fall into
the head-banging, fist pumping area and the rest
fall in-between to the more classic rock vein.
TRANSITIONS is a musical journey of John’s life
and growth as an artist. As you listen to the
album, allow yourself to be swept along on the
journey as well and enjoy the trip.
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