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Doctor Baz
Australia, Byron Bay
Doctor Baz
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Doctor Baz

Byron Bay
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About Doctor Baz

Versatlile Australian musician and vocalist "Doctor Baz", aka Barry Ferrier, began his fascinating performing arts career working in music theatre, with a 2 year stint as a cast member and as one of Jesus' apostles in the original Harry M. Miller production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit rock musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" at the Capitol Theatre, in Sydney and the Palais Theatre, Melbourne - alon ... read more

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Barry Ferrier

Barry Ferrier is an Australian musician , entertainer & composer based in Byron Bay - a multi-instrumentalist, singer & multi-award winning song-writer who has enjoyed a long and diverse career in the performing arts/music and in multimedia design. Enjoying a colourful range of experience in many facets of the music, theatre and media production industries, Doctor Baz has entertained all over Australia, and in Europe & the UK and lived a life dedicated to creativity. Born in Sydney Australia, Barry gained early recognition in music theatre, appearing in the original Australian production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' at the Capitol, Sydney and Palais, Melbourne and in 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat' at the Seymour Centre, Sydney. He was composer for the internationally famous Lindsay Kemp Mime Company, performing in their productions of 'Flowers 'in Melbourne, and composing the music for Kemp's production of Oscar Wilde's 'Salome', which was a sell out for 18 months at London's Roundhouse . He has worked with many of the leading names in Australian music including the 70s chart-toppers 'The Ferrets', has opened for guitar maestro Ry Cooder and toured as band leader for the legendary diva Eartha Kitt. Described as 'the Charles Bronson of swamp blues' by someone who ought to know better, Barry has a intriguing range of music industry credits to his name, and has most recently appeared in the lead role of his self-penned music theatre show based on the life of Jonny Cash "I Hear That Train a-Comin' " which has been a sell-out success at in clubs and theatres along the east coast of Australia. He has just begun touring with a new show he has written about the friendship of Johnny Cash & Roy Orbison entitled "Haven & Hell".

Barry Ferrier

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Barry Ferrier is an Australian musician , entertainer & composer based in Byron Bay - a multi-instrumentalist, singer & multi-award winning song-writer who has enjoyed a long and diverse career in the...

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About Doctor Baz

Versatlile Australian musician and vocalist "Doctor Baz", aka Barry Ferrier, began his fascinating performing arts career working in music theatre, with a 2 year stint as a cast member and as one of Jesus' apostles in the original Harry M. Miller production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit rock musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" at the Capitol Theatre, in Sydney and the Palais Theatre, Melbourne - alongside the creme-de-la-creme of a generation of Australian music and theatre greats including Jon English, Marcia Hines, John Paul Young, Michael Caton, Reg Livermore, and so many more.

He played alongside Mark Holden in "Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat" at the Seymour Centre Sydney, composed music for and performed with the internationally famous Lindsay Kemp Mime Company at the New Arts Cinema, Glebe and the Comedy & Her Majesties theatres in Melbourne. The music he composed for Kemps adaption of Oscar Wilde's Salome featuring at a sell out season in London's Roundhouse. The music score was described by the London Times as "thrilling".

Barry also performed in numerous theatre and cabaret productions in Sydney & Melbourne, including 'Kabaratz' and 'the Milky Way Cabaret' at the legendary Flying Trapeze Cafe in Brunswick Street, Melbourne and a national campus tour of Steve J. Spears "Africa : the Savage Musical".

Some History

Barry has written & performed theatre restaurant shows, and three stage musicals, Magical Frank, and The Boy Who Dared to Dream with Frank Howson, and Goodnight World with Gerald Frape (performed at Brisbane's La Boite Theatre), and has has produced two cast albums.

He was a recording artist for RCA, appearing on the ABC’s legendary music show “Countdown” and opening for guitar maestro Ry Cooder at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne. He also played bass with chart topping pop group “The Ferrets” and toured Australia as band leader and guitarist for the legendary Eartha Kitt and opened for blues legend John Hammond in Byron Bay. He played guitar with the eminent Australian vocalist Jeff St. John, and backed Dobie Grey for a ABC broadcast concert, and has opened for a wide range of Australia's leading artists including ColdChisel, the Black Sorrows, the Divynals, and Dragon.

He composed the quadrophonic soundtracks for the QANTAS Light Fantastic animatronic parade at Brisbane's World Expo' 88 and spent several years as resident composer for the Queensland Performing Arts Complex including composing for and conducting the Brisbane Youth Orchestra for Robyn Archer's epic "Three legends of Kra", and the Concert Hall performance of his innovative self-penned multimedia theatrical production "Dreams and Machines" and the award winning childrens show "Solomon and the Big Cat".

Barry spent 15 years working on arts projects with aboriginal groups in the Northern Territory including setting up the original recording studio for CAAMA Radio (Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association) and collaborated on the award winning radio series "Bushfire Radio" with Bill Davis.

Barry has written and stars in a music theatre production based on the life of Johnny Cash entitled "I Hear That Train a-Comin' : the Johnny Cash Story", which has been a sell-out success at clubs along the eastern seaboard of Australia.

For over a decade Dr. Baz has performed with delta blues exponent Slim Pickens, including two European tours in 2005-6 and performances at several major festivals including the Byron Blues Fest, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Gympie Muster and Blues on Broadbeach. They have recorded two albums "Cactus" and "Next Time'. They also perform as a four piece entitled The Shooflys with Neil McCann on drums and Rod Coe on bass.

Barry has spent many years entertaining as a singer/guitarist and as a piano man in venues up and down the eastern seaboard of Australia. He has performed 5 times at the Byron Blues Festival , twice at Splendour in the Grass, and played the Gympie Muster, Blues on Broadbeach, Airlie Beach Music Festival and the Tamworth Country Music Festival. He has won 6 NCEIA "Dolphin" Awards for his songs. He was a pioneer of the thriving music scene in the Byron Bay region and has entertained at countless weddings and corporate events.

About the Tracks
I love experimenting and composing songs in different genres -it's always a challenge to work within a genre but try to push the boundaries a little..., and I also perform live in a number of different styles, so you will find a lot of diversity in these sample tracks. For the original songs I have played all the instruments myself in my studio except for drums, and with the covers they are feature my vocals and guitar work in collaboration with some of my close friends, who are all Byron Bay musicians.

I hope you enjoy what you hear! I'd love to hear your feedback and get to know the people who like my music - so please drop me a line and I will respond and maybe we can get to know each other! Best wishes, Dr. Baz

Plays Today: 265

Total Plays: 430,678

Profile Views: 536,342

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Doctor Baz
1 year ago

Hi friends!

Wow, these are challenging times and so much has changed for us all. I hope the pandemic has not affected any of you personally in too drastic a fashion and you and your loved ones are safe.
For myself the biggest change is that few venues are able to offer live music yet, so my live music performances have ground to a virtual halt over the past few months. Like most of people I have found positive ways to face the challenges of the "new world" and I wanted to share with you the music I have created in my home studio over this period. and have now uploaded to the N1M website, where we first connected.
There are a number of new songs and in my usual fashion they fall into a diverse range of genres. Here's an example
Miracles Can Happen:
"I was walking up to the Byron Bay Lighthouse lookout at sundown. It was eerie and deserted, with the sea wind blowing in my face when I saw a pair of red evening shoes abandoned on a rocky ledge near the cliff edge. This mystery inspired a story and a song". A dark ballad featuring piano and vocals with cello.
I've also added a bunch of new instrumental tracks - some are bright renditions of some latin jazz classics and there is also "Gremlin's Last Fling" - the first of a whole new album of classical guitar pieces in a relaxing ambient style that I will continue to upload over the next few weeks.
You can buy any tracks that you enjoy on all the major platforms such as Spotify and iTunes, and I'd be most appreciative if you could show some support by throwing a dollar or two "into the hat" - virtual busking! Up until now I have given the tracks you have heard away for free listening, but now that it's all "virtual" for musicians, I am finally giving into the streaming world.
I really hope all is going well for each and every one of you, as best it can under these trying circumstances.

Do stay safe !
best wishes,
Barry Ferrier aka Dr. Baz

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Doctor Baz
2 years ago

Hi Friends!

Firstly I wish you all a Happy New Year and hope 2019 is a great year for you!

I've had such great feedback and many requests to upload some more of my music, so this is a shout out to let you know I've uploaded a whole new bunch of tracks for you to check out!

I love experimenting and composing songs in different genres - it's always a challenge to work within a genre but try to push the boundaries a little..., and I also perform live in a number of different styles, so you will find among my uploads lot of diversity in these sample tracks.

For the original songs I have played all the instruments myself in my studio except for drums (played by Australian musician Rick Brewer), and with the covers they feature my vocals and guitar work in collaboration with some of my close friends, who are all Byron Bay musicians.

Some of the tracks are long lost gems from my archives I've recently discovered on an old cassette and some are new recordings.

I hope you enjoy what you hear! I'd love to hear your feedback and get to know the people who like my music - so please drop me a line and I will respond and maybe we can get to know each other!

Best wishes, Dr. Baz

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Doctor Baz
3 years ago

Here's a fun new video to my song "RunawayTrain" from the album "Next Time". Vocals & Guitar Barry Ferrier (aka Dr. Baz); Bass & Backing Vocals: Slim Pickens; Violin: Glenny Rae . Drums: Neil McCann.
Thanks to the great Buster Keaton.
©2018 Barry Ferrier
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Doctor Baz
3 years ago

Check out some of my new videos on YouTube. Here's one as a taster - something different - an archival video of the now defunct Australian trio "Poco Loco" live @ the Spanish Club, Melbourne (our debut gig before touring Norway, 2007). It's a cover of the Nuevo Flamenco guitar instrumental "Isla Del Sol", composed by Ottmar Liebert. Featuring me, Dr. Baz on lead guitar, Billy Miller on bass and Brian Watt on rhythm.
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Doctor Baz
4 years ago

Hi Friends,
This is a shout out to let you know we have an Australian mini-tour of my music theatre show on the life and songs of Johnny Cash - "I Hear That Train a-Comin': The Johnny Cash Story"- coming up in June-July, with performances in Townsville, Darwin, Alice Springs and Sydney. The dates and venues will be posted on my N1M page,
best wishes Barry

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