Little Barrie


Little Barrie are a rock/R&B group from Nottingham, England. The lineup consisted of Barrie Cadogan (vocals, guitar), Lewis Wharton (bass, vocals) and Virgil Howe (drums, vocals). Their sound has drawn from a mixture of influences including freakbeat, garage rock, UK R&B, neo-psychedelia, Surf music, krautrock, funk and R&R. The band released Death Express in 2017. On September 12, 2017, Virgil Howe's unexpected death was announced by Yes, of which Virgil Howe's father Steve is a member. History Originally started as a solo project, the first Little Barrie single 'Shrug Off Love'/'Reply Me (It Don't Deny Me)' released on Stark Reality in summer 2000 was a demo recorded in 1999 by Cadogan with friends Chris Lee on drums and Miles Newbold engineering the sessions and also playing organ on B side 'Reply Me'. Shortly after Cadogan met drummer Wayne Fullwood and they began writing together as a duo. The pair played a handful of gigs without a permanent full lineup before relocating to London in September 2000 where they met bassist Lewis Wharton. The trio began playing around London clubs in late 2000 and cut two further singles for Stark Reality, 'Don't Call It The Truth'/'Give Me A Microphone' in 2001 and 'Memories Well'/'Didn't Mean A Thing' in 2002 both produced by Mike Burnham. The early sound of the band was heavily influenced by the rhythms of early soul, funk and R&B. Through friend Andy Hackett of The Rockingbirds the band met Edwyn Collins and his engineer Seb Lews...

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