Michael Barker (drummer)
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Barker at the Cambridge Folk Festival.
|Born||Rotorua, New Zealand|
|Associated acts||The John Butler Trio, Split Enz, Swamp Thing|
Michael Barker is a New Zealand percussion musician best known for performing with many Australasian acts, including The John Butler Trio and Split Enz. In more recent years Barker formed the power blues duo Swamp Thing with Grant Haua.
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In addition to performing and recording, Michael has written songs and music with Tim Finn, David Bridie, John Butler, Shane Nicholson, Eddie Rayner, Brian Ritchie, Vika and Linda Bull and Christine Anu.
Michael wrote, recorded, mixed and released his first solo album, Wonderland in November 2006.
In June 2008, Michael performed at the Australia's Ultimate Drummers Weekend Festival held in Melbourne.
- Swamp Thing presentation by the New Zealand Herald
- Swamp Thing on Facebook
- Swamp Thing presentation by Muzic.net.nz
- uncredited (10 August 2007). "John Butler Trio drummer's bid to save drowning victim". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 6 April 2013.