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Barry Wilson is a musician and composer from Cork, Ireland. He has spent the last 2 years writing and recording his debut album due out early 2019. On the album he has collaborated with such artists as Gemma Sugrue (of Jenny Greene & the RTE Concert Orchestra), Ophelia McCabe (Solo MC, Mixtapes from the Underground), Shaool (This Side Up), Sara Ryan (crowned New Folk Artist of the Year 2018) and many more.
Barry Wilson has started to bring his large ensemble to the live stage – first in the famous Coughlans Bar & The Kino in Cork. Most recently, he performed two gigs as part of Guinness Cork Jazz Festival – The Crane Lane Theatre and The Met Bar.
Barry Wilsons latest release, Persuasions to Enjoy feat. Shaool & Kala, has received critical acclaim. The video specifically attracted the eyes of many, directed by award- winning filmmaker Shane Serrano.
Nialler9 – ‘Addressing a significant other, there’s a stellar standard of lyricism throughout the track. With plenty of lines heaping depth and character into the already charismatic tune.’
American Pancake – ‘The track is so incredibly varied and immersive. Amazing stuff.’
A & R Factory – ‘It’s a little awkward, and that’s not even a criticism, there are teams of urban artists trying to stamp down their slightly nerdy style with Hip Hop, but no one does it quite as inventively as Barry Wilson.’