After starting out in local bands in his hometown of Blenheim- NZ, Barry moved to Wellington-NZ and formed a band called ‘Simple Image’ which after two years on the road managed to reach #1 on the charts with a song called “Spinning Spinning Spinning”.

Moved to Sydney-Australia working in Clubs, Festivals and touring the country with legendary bands Bakery, Supermarket and eventually formed the Barry Leef Band which became the in-house band at The Sydney Musicians Club.

Barry soon became involved in studio work and became one of Sydney’s best known voices, having been featured on hundreds of TV and Radio advertisements over three decades and during this time represented Australia performing in many song and music festivals around the world.

He has performed with Frank Zappa, Elvin Bishop, Tom Jones George Duke and Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter to name a few.

Frank Zappa and Barry during a soundcheck at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney July 1973.

Barry is in constant demand performing and headlining his timeless shows… 

Wowing audiences for almost two decades.

In 2018 Barry released his latest album ‘Rhythmized’ 
Recorded at Studio 301 Sydney Australia 
Produced & Arranged by Kere Buchanan 
Chief Engineer Keith Walker 
Mixed by David Hemming

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The Gig Life Podcast

by Barry Leef