Barns Courtney is a British singer/songwriter who splits the difference between Ed Sheeran’s sensitivity, the big-footed stomp of early Mumford & Sons. His real name is Barnaby Courtney, but shortened to the performing name of “Barns.” He first became popular in 2015 when his song “Fire” appeared on the soundtrack to the Bradley Cooper vehicle Burnt. Listen to it below:
Prior to that break, he led a band called SleeperCell, a British indie group that never got very far. Once SleeperCell split, Courtney continued to tour, opening for acts like Ed Sheeran – but he paid the bills by working at PC World. He signed with Virgin, and “Fire” made its way to the production circles of Burnt; and was selected for the soundtrack, with a second single called “Glitter and Gold” appearing around the same time.
His first full-length album Hands will be out May 27th, 2016 featuring the title track “Hands” that just dropped. It’s pretty amazing, click below to listen!
Fun Fact: Barns Courtney has been known to pose in boxers for facebook – and the ladies LOVE him.
This is from Barns’ facebook page on Valentines Day a few months back! Enjoy!