Barns Courtney was working in a London store of Curry’s PC World when he was asked by Bradley Cooper and Harvey Weinstein to appear on the film soundtrack of ‘Burnt.’
‘Fire’ which incidentally was the last track played in his set features twice in the film and was even used in the trailer and afforded him lots of attention and even a trip to the red carpet for the film premiere. (Barns took his grandmother who is from Yorkshire in case you were wondering.)
Indeed not even a month later BBC Introducing named Barns Courtney’s ‘Glitter and Gold’ track of the week in November 2015. The Suffolk based singer is no doubt going to take the world by storm. Having already supported for Ed Sheeran’s U.S. tour and The Libertines, Barns will be heading to Wembley later this month to support for The Who.
Barn’s rough and tumble baritone lends itself to his anthemic blues rock style and has been likened to a modern day Johnny Cash. The set was broken up with hilarious anecdotes and we were quite taken aback by the British singer’s American accent. After a little bit of research however we found out that Barns Courtney spent some years in Seattle….I wonder if he slept well.