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British R&B revival
|Labels||Play It Again Sam Records, Tummy Touch Records|
|Past members||Wayne Fullwood
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.
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
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 and was released in the US on 28 February 2012. On February 2014 the band announced their 4th album titled Shadow.
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. (http://www.waynefullwood.com)
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.
|We are Little Barrie
|Stand Your Ground|
|King Of The Waves
Singles / EPs
|Shrug off love
|Don't call it the truth
|Girls and shoes|
|Pin that badge|
|Pay to Join|
- Aspects - Impact single
Impact (Little Barrie remix)
- Aspects 2004 LP 'Mystery Theatre?
- 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
- DJ Format Presents - A Right Earful Mixtape Vol.1
Give me a microphone
- Groove Armada Presents...
- 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
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.