Micah Barnes

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Micah Barnes
Born (1960-05-30) May 30, 1960 (age 58)
Vienna, Austria
Origin Canada
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) singer-songwriter
Years active 1980–present
Associated acts The Nylons, Loudboy
Website www.micahbarnes.com

Micah Barnes (born May 30, 1960) is a Canadian pop singer-songwriter. He has performed both as a solo artist and with the bands Loudboy and The Nylons.

Born in Vienna, Barnes is the son of composer, conductor, and jazz drummer Milton Barnes, brother of drummer Daniel Barnes and cellist Ariel Barnes. He attended Oakwood Collegiate Institute in Toronto,[1] and then studied voice with José Hernandez and Bill Vincent, and sang in Toronto cabarets and nightclubs during the 1980s while appearing in theatre, film, television and radio productions as an actor. He was subsequently a member of The Nylons from 1990 to 1996, and later moved to Los Angeles.[2]

In 2003, he collaborated with the house music duo Thunderpuss on the hit dance track "Welcome to My Head", which reached number one on the Billboard club charts.

He has also had some roles in film and television, including guest acting roles in the television series Katts and Dog and E.N.G. and a supporting role in the short film The Fairy Who Didn't Want to Be a Fairy Anymore, and as a vocal coach in the Canadian edition of How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?.

Barnes is openly gay.[3] He was the partner of dancer and actor René Highway,[3] who died of AIDS-related causes in 1990.


  1. ^ "Micah Barnes (1979)". Oakwood Collegiate Alumni Association. March 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ Clifford Ford. "Milton Barnes". The Canadian Encyclopedia. 
  3. ^ a b NOW Magazine Archived 2008-05-16 at the Wayback Machine.