Barns Courtney, England’s sensational blues and folk artist is bringing his signature sounds to the Brighton Music Hall!
Barns Courtney was born in Aylesbury (Buckinghamshire, England) in 1990 and is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He began his musical journey as the frontman of British indie band SleeperCell and then led the indie/punk band Dive Bella Dive. It wasn’t long before he started to focus on a solo career and his breakthrough came in 2015 when his song ‘Fire’ appeared in the drama film Burnt. His musical style is best described as a blend of blues rock (a fusion genre combining elements of blues and rock, characterized by bluesy improvisation, the twelve bar blues, extended boogie jams typically focused on the electric guitar player, and often a heavier, riff oriented sound) and folk rock (a style that arose in the United States and the United Kingdom around the mid 1960s, pioneered by the Los Angeles band the Byrds, who began playing traditional folk music and songs by Bob Dylan with rock instrumentation, in a style heavily influenced by the Beatles and other British bands). He’s had a stellar career with 1 extended play, 2 singles, and he’s been the opening act for renowned acts such as The Who, The Libertines, Ed Sheeran, Tom Odell, and Fitz and The Tantrums, and Blur.