Top of the line Country star Kevin Barry is back at Kesgrave Social Club on 18th March. Kevin was born and grew up in Coventry. He started playing classical guitar at the age of seven.
During his school years, Kevin took to playing other instruments too, such as the violin and the trumpet, and was often taking parts in the school orchestra and shows. He was also listening to country music continually, due to his parents musical taste, and eventually learned a few tunes on the banjo. At the age of 14, Kevin was invited to play banjo in a bluegrass trio, which was when he sang his first solo. It was also during the time with this band that Kevin made his first TV appearance.
In 1996 Kevin played a couple of local gigs as a solo act and work has snowballed from there on. On 26th October 2006 Julie had a baby boy and so started to take gigging a little easier. Finally, on 31st December 2008, after 18 1/2 years together, Kevin and Julie decided the time was right to fold New Dawn and continue with solo careers.
Kevin now enjoys playing the clubs, theatres and festivals as a solo act.
Check out our upcoming Live Music events here: Kesgrave Social Club Live Music