Port Macquarie based trio Barrel House came together early 2007 when
singer/guitarist Dwaine Cameron felt the need to experience a bigger
onstage experience that he just couldn't fulfil playing solo. In search
for this experience Dwaine recruited two amazing local musicians in Jarin
Penniall and Jorden Howell to form Barrel House, a three piece blues,
roots, rock, dance and funk outfit that in a short time has begun to get
people to take notice.
Barrel House are continually challenging themselves to make each show better then the last and working very hard to become the ultimate live band. While there is structure around their live set no two performances will be the same as the band like to feel their way through each and every song often letting crowd reactions determine the length of a particular section. It is these grooves that keep people out of their seats all night.
Barrel House have managed to break free from the earthy feel of other roots bands to become something new entirely. They have added extra dimensions with trumpet from Jason Heise and stunning backing vocals from Lisa Hunt who has graced the stage with Pavarotti, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton and James Brown to name a few. How do you get a singer of this calibre to sing on your first ep? You ask her nicely… the band were stunned when she agreed.
The 2009 debut EP 'Open Road' was produced by Scott Mesiti and engineered by Phil Eades in Port Macquarie. Begging, borrowing and stealing any half decent room to record in once the tracks were recorded the masters were sent to Tony Buchan (Macromantics, Blue King Brown, Kid Confucius) at 301 Sydney for mixing. To top it of 'Open Road' had it's it final touches done at Sterling Sound Mastering in New York by Chris Gehringer.
Open Road EP (2009)
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We welcome Barrelhouse to Goulburn for the 2011 Australian Blues Music Festival.
Visit Barrelhouse's website at: www.barrelhouse.com.au