Entertainer and songwriter from Ajax, Ontario, Kris Barclay, is looking to be on the road as much as possible this year, performing and promoting new music! Over the past year, he has brought the energy and engagement of his show to several festivals and events, opened for some of Canada’s top Country artists, and has left crowds wanting more wherever he goes. Recent accomplishments:
The Junior “A” and University hockey player turned Country Music recording artist and entertainer had a busy 2017, spending most of it on stage, as well as the studio. Kris’s original song and acoustic video on YouTube “Good Wine, Old Vinyl & You” has gotten him traction with writers both in Canada and in Nashville, where he makes several trips to pursue his songwriting as well as his live performance. Most recently, Kris celebrated a major label co-write with The James Barker Band called “Living The Dream”. With more time being spent in the studio, look out for his new music coming soon!
Kris is always looking for a way to do something to push his limits or take his show to a new level saying, “If you’re going to buy a ticket to see us play, I want you to see the show, not just hear it”, and credits Garth Brooks and Eric Church for their stage presence and energy as a lot of his inspiration. Kris Barclay delivers a very engaging performance showing several sides to today’s country music.
As Kris continues to perform any chance he gets, his goal is to continue recording and take his original music to radio and all online platforms with the hopes of joining a tour and really taking his show on the road! Look out for exciting updates and news in 2018!
That opening slot, the one that Kris Barclay grabbed hold of with both hands, can be a tricky one. People are excited, but they’re already thinking about the headliner. People are ready to party, but they haven’t even finished their first drink yet. And still, Mr. Barclay made it his mission to get things started with a bang – and he killed it.
The energy pumped into his cover of Queen’s classic Fat Bottomed Girls, the sweetness in Good Wine, Old Vinyl & You gave everyone in the room a look at what Kris Barclay has to offer and what he can bring to the table – and what we’ll be looking for as his career moves forward.
Kris Barclay put in a solid set but it was when he broke out his original Hungover, that you could see the crowd start to move and sing along with Kris. It was really cool to see for an emerging artists playing to some of these folks for the 1st time. The one that really had the folks singing along during his set was the cover of Queen’s Fat Bottom Girls. The crowd was absolutely eating it up. We had a chance to chat with Kris briefly at the end of the night and it was cool to hear how excited he was to get that opportunity. If you have a chance be sure to check Kris out.