Little Barrie

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Little Barrie
Origin Nottinghamshire, England
Genres Indie rock
Alternative rock
British R&B revival
Funk rock
Blue-eyed soul
Jam rock
Years active 2000–present
Labels Play It Again Sam Records, Tummy Touch Records
Website Official website
Members Lewis Wharton
Barrie Cadogan
Virgil Howe
Past members Wayne Fullwood
Billy Skinner

Little Barrie is a power trio that originated in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, since relocated to London. Their sound could be described as stripped down Soul/Funk/R&B/Garage rock jamband. The band consists of Barrie Cadogan (guitar and vocals), Lewis Wharton (bass) and Virgil Howe (drums). Before Howe, Billy Skinner was playing drums. Before Skinner, Wayne Fullwood was playing drums and singing. The first Little Barrie single "Shrug Off Love" b/w "Reply Me (It Don't Deny Me)" was recorded by Barrie before the project became a full band with session drummer Chris Lee. Keys player Miles Newbold appeared on the B side Reply Me and also engineered the session.

Little Barrie released their debut album, We Are Little Barrie, in February 2005. It was recorded over a series of 23 Wednesdays in Edwyn Collins' studio.

Wayne left the band before the recording of their second album. According to Lewis "Yeah, it was a surprise... I didn't think it would ever happen. The constant touring was driving Wayne insane. He was away from home a lot... It got to the point where we were about to go the US to record the new album and it dawned on him that he'd be away again, and that we would be touring it the year after that. So he said he couldn't do it anymore."

Stand your Ground was recorded between New York with Dan The Automator on the producing skills and the help of Russell Simins (of Blues Explosion) on drums and London with Mike "Prince Fatty" Pelanconi as producer and new drummer Billy Skinner.Whilst in New York with Simins they landed a support slot with legendary blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin. The band toured the album in Europe, Japan and Australia throughout 2007. They also backed Paul Weller on the title track of his 2008 album 22 Dreams

In 2008 Virgil Howe, son of former Yes guitarist Steve Howe,[1] joined the band on drums and the trio backed Mareva Galanter on her album entitled Happy Fiu in March 2008.

Between 2009 and October 2010 the band wrote and recorded their third album "King Of The Waves" working again in Edwyn Collins studio with Edwyn, Seb Lewsley at the controls and Shawn Lee mixing. Chris Potter mastered the album. The first single of "King Of The Waves" was "Surf Hell". This track has recently featured as the theme tune to the 2011 Channel 4 series - Sirens and is also playable on the multi-platform video game, Rocksmith. The album was released in the UK on 27 June 2011[2] and was released in the US on 28 February 2012.[3] On February 2014 the band announced their 4th album titled Shadow.

Other Projects[edit]

Barrie has performed on tour with Primal Scream, Edwyn Collins, Morrissey, Paul Weller and Saint Etienne as guest guitarist. As well as studio work with Primal Scream, Edwyn Collins, Paul Weller, Spiritualized, The Chemical Brothers, Bent and The Proclaimers.

Wayne Fullwood has finished writing and recording his first solo album which is due for release in 2012 and is also part of The Natural Yogurt Band along with Miles Newbold. ([4]

Virgil Howe also plays drums for Amorphous Androgynous and The Killer Meters.

Ex drummer Billy Skinner plays drums with the Americana-oriented band Elwood Grace.



Album information
We are Little Barrie
  • Released: 7 February 2005 (UK) 28 June 2005 (US)
  • Produced by Edwyn Collins and Little Barrie
  • Singles: "Burned Out", "Free Salute", "Long Hair", "Greener Pastures"
Stand Your Ground
  • Released: 4 October 2006 (Japan) 29 January 2007 (UK/US) UK No. 192
  • Produced by Dan the Automator and Mike Pelanconi
  • Singles: "Pretty pictures", "Pin that badge", "Pay to Join", "Love you"
King Of The Waves
  • Released: 8 December 2010 (Japan) June 2011 (UK/US)
  • Produced by Edwyn Collins and Little Barrie
  • Singles: "Surf Hell", "How Come"

Singles / EPs[edit]

Single information
Shrug off love
  • Released: 3 August 2000
  • Label: Stark Reality 005
  • Songs included: "Shrug off Love", "Reply Me "
  • Format: 7" vinyl
  • More info: 1000 copy limited edition. Features Chris Lee on drums and Miles ? on Hammond organ/percussion
Don't call it the truth
  • Released: 4 June 2001
  • Label: Stark Reality 010
  • Songs included: "Don't call it the truth", "Give me a microphone "
  • Produced by Little Barrie
  • Engineered by Mike Burnham
  • Recorded in the Tardis Studios
  • Format: 7" vinyl
Memories well
  • Released: 26 November 2001
  • Label: Stark Reality 015
  • Songs included: "Memories Well", "Didn't Mean a Thing"
  • Produced by Little Barrie
  • Engineered by Mike Burnham
  • Recorded in the Tardis Studios
  • Format: 7" vinyl
Burned out
  • Released: 13 February 2002
  • Label: Showdown
  • Songs included: "Burned Out", "Buy My Style"
  • Produced and engineered by Edwyn Collins and Sebastian Lewsky
  • Keys played by Edwyn Collins
  • Format: 7" vinyl
  • Released: 27 September 2004
  • Label: Genuine Records 027
  • Songs included: Burned Out, Be The One, Thinking On The Mind, Mud Sticks (CD Only), Thinking On The Mind (Aspects Remix), Memories Well, Didn't Mean a Thing
  • Produced by Edwyn Collins, Aspects & Little Barrie
  • Format: double 7" vinyl & CD
Free salute
  • Released: 22 January 2005
  • Chart: UK No. 73[5]
  • Label: Genuine Records 032
  • Songs included: Free Salute, Didn't Mean A Thing (Vinyl Only), Buy My Style (CD Only), Stones Throw Instrumental (CD Only)
  • Produced and engineered by Edwyn Collins and Sebastian Lewsky except Didn't Mean A Thing engineered by Rupert Findt, assisted by Steve Bridges.
  • Mastered by Chris Potter at Alchemy
  • More info: Didn't Mean A Thing was recorded live at BBC Maida Vale Studios for Gilles Peterson Worldwide
  • Format: double 7" vinyl & CD
Long hair
  • Released: 23 May 2005
  • Chart: UK No. 97
  • Label: Genuine Records 037
  • Songs included: Long Hair (Radio Version), Long Hair (Stereo MC's 7" Edit) (CD Only), Long Hair (Extended Version) (Vinyl Only), Once Upon A Lie (Demo)
  • Produced and engineered by Edwyn Collins and Sebastian Lewsky
  • Format: 7" vinyl & CD
Greener pastures
  • Released: 29 September 2005
  • Chart: UK No. 196
  • Label: Genuine Records 039
  • Songs included: Greener Pastures (Radio Edit), Burned Out (DJ Nu-Mark Remix), Greener Pastures (Live At The Ab Club, Belgium) (CD Only)
  • Produced and engineered by Edwyn Collins and Sebastian Lewsky
  • Remix and additional production on Burned out by Dj Nu-Mark
  • Format: 7" vinyl & CD
Girls and shoes
  • Released: 12 July 2006
  • Label: Genuine Records 044, Hostess Japan
  • Songs included: I Wonder Whether (CD Only), Girls And Shoes, Pretty Pictures, Why Don't You Do It (demo) (CD Only)
  • Produced by Mike Pelanconi
  • Formats: 7" vinyl & CDS
Pin that badge
  • Released: 16 October 2006
  • Label: Genuine Records
  • Songs included: Pin That Badge, Green Eyed Fool, Cash In, Why Don't You Do It
  • Produced by Dan the Automator
  • Format: 10" vinyl
Love you
  • Released: 15 January 2007
  • Label: Genuine Records 048
  • Songs included: Love you, If I Don't Have To Answer (CD Only), I Wonder Whether (Demo Version) (CD Only), Yeah We Know You (7" Only)
  • Produced by Dan the Automator
  • Formats: 7" vinyl & CDS
  • More info: Billy Skinner, drums (Love You). Russell Simins, drums (If I Don't Have To Answer). Additional vocals on "If I Don't Have To Answer" 'Spiky' Phil Meynell and Golden Boy.
Pay to Join
Surf Hell
  • Released: 5 April 2011
  • Label:Non Deluxe
  • Songs included: Surf Hell, King Of The Waves
  • Produced by: Edwyn Collins
  • Formats: 7" Vinyl and CD


  • Aspects - Impact single

Impact (Little Barrie remix)

  • Aspects 2004 LP 'Mystery Theatre?

Soul sister

  • Aspects Off The Lip

Soul Sister feat Little Barrie [DJ Format Remix]

  • Hotel Pelirocco Music From The Legendary Hotel

Buy My Style

  • Spex Magazine No. 48

Burned Out

  • DJ Format Presents - A Right Earful Mixtape Vol.1

Give me a microphone

  • Groove Armada Presents...

Free Salute

  • DJ Format - Remixes EP

Another One Of Those Songs' (Little Barrie Remix)

  • Stoned soundtrack

Love in Vain - Paul Butler with Little Barrie

  • Rockin'on CD vol.4

Bailing Out


We Are Little Barrie (Japan Only Album & Live DVD)

Tracks: CD: Free Salute / Burned Out / Greener Pastures / Be The One / Please Tell Me / Well And Truly Done / Stone Reprise / Stones Throw / Long Hair / Thinking On The Mind / Move On So Easy / Living In And Out Of Place / Freeprise / Buy My Style (Japan Only) / Mud Sticks (Japan Only). DVD: Free Salute (video), Long hair (video), live gig filmed at Belgium's AB Club.


  1. ^ interview with Stuart Maconie on 6 Music, 3 August 2011
  2. ^ "Little Barrie – King Of The Waves". 
  3. ^ "Little Barrie – King Of The Waves – Review". 25 January 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Wayne Fullwood MySpace". 
  5. ^ Little Barrie, Chart Stats. Retrieved 2010-07-20.

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