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Barry Aiken: News

Sneak Preview of new song - June 6, 2012

Please check out my new song, "Every Little Bit," on my music page.

April 28th concert in Bonners Ferry - April 16, 2012

My group NorthPoint is looking forward to our concert on April 28th at the Pearl Theater in Bonners Ferry. Please check out my calendar page for more info. Hope to see you there!

NorthPoint back from Glacier National Park - July 7, 2010

Well, it was interesting! The weather didn't dampen the bon fire or the spirit of the 3 day event. We all had a blast and brought back a few stories. Keely Whitney flew over from Seattle, and together, with Roxy, Brett and myself, we gave them something to ponder. Hope to do again. Thank you Essex MT.

Bare Mic Music Studios - March 7, 2009

I am looking for bass, guitar and vocal teachers with professional
performing experience to join Bare Mic Music Studios in Coeur d' Alene. In
addition to traditional teaching methods, this is a unique facility that
encourages students to learn materials of all styles that can be performed
together with other students and teachers in a professional format.
Must be passionate about teaching and be willing to incorporate elements
of your own performing experience into the lessons. A portion of each
lesson should focus on the role of the instrument within a rhythm
section. Bare Mic Music Studios accepts all levels of students, from
children through adults.

Barry w/The Bryan Bogue Group - December 1, 2008

I just posted a YouTube performance. Check out my Links page to see it.

Bryan Bogue Group:

Bryan Bogue-vibes/songwriter
Clark Bondi-sax
Barry Aiken-piano/keyboards
Daniel Cox-drums
Ted Swenson-bass

Barry Aiken and Portland group, Copius Notes, heads to Hawaii on Dec. 7th. - November 21, 2008

Copius Notes, headed by lead singer, Mark Gilbert, of Gilbert Auto Group, will be performing and recording on the big island in December.
The band will include myself on keyboards, long time bassist, Tom Stroud, guitarist, Joe Hammons and newcomer to the group on drums, Daniel Cox.

GINO VANNELLI TOUR - July 11, 2006

July 10, 2006 (COEUR D’ALENE, IDAHO) – North Idaho keyboardist, Barry Aiken, will be joining contemporary pop star, Gino Vannelli’s 2006 tour to promote his new album, “THESE ARE THE DAYS”. Barry will be playing tour dates in Edmonton, Alberta on July 23rd, Quebec City, Quebec on August 18th, Barrie, Ontario on August 19th, and some East coast dates leading up to an appearance on the CBS Early Show in New York City on October 7th. A fall European tour is also in the works.

After stints recording and performing from San Diego to Vancouver, BC, Barry has returned to his Idaho roots. Having the experience, and know-how, he has made a home, and raised a family with his wife, Kelli and son, Brandon, in suburbia, without missing a metro-step. His latest CD release, titled “Balboa Park” (available @ http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/barryaiken) has been play listed with international contemporary and mainstream jazz stations.

Barry worked with Gino Vannelli on arranging and recording the backing tracks for the live show in Vannelli’s Portland studio last December, which led to the tour opportunity. In addition to touring, this Canadian born composer/keyboardist is currently working on a new CD, with his recently formed band, NorthPoint and teaching piano and drums at his BareMic. Music Studios in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Barry will take time out of his own performing and teaching schedule to make the Vannelli tour dates.

Gino Vannelli, combines the realm of jazz and classical music, with pop and rock to create a sound that is truly his own. Seven of Gino's classic hits (Wild Horses, Hurts To Be In Love, Black Cars, Just A Motion Away, Living Inside Myself, I Just Wanna Stop and People Gotta Move) are included on his new album; along with several new hits in the making.

As new dates are added and confirmed, you can purchase tickets and track the Gino Vannelli tour at: http://www.ginov.com/TourInfo.shtml.

For further information, contact Barry at (208) 818-6574, or view his website at: http://baremicmusic.com/

Fact Sheet - July 10, 2006

BARRY AIKEN

Songwriter, Producer, Keyboardist, Pianist, Teacher
Born in Trail, BC Canada on March 24, 1962

Current Home: Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Family: Wife, Kelli and son, Brandon (25)

Musical Genre/Styles: Contemporary Jazz, R & B, Adult Contemporary, and Jazz

Upcoming Gigs:
• July 23rd- Gino Vannelli Concert, Edmonton, Alberta, Telus Stage
• August 18th, Gino Vannelli Concert, Quebec City, Quebec
• August 19th- Gino Vannelli Concert- Barrie, Ontario, Heritage Park
• October 7th - Gino Vannelli Performance- New York City, CBS Early Show

Latest CD Release: Barry Aiken, BALBOA PARK, 2004 (available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/barryaiken)

Label: BareMic. Music

Current Projects: Barry is working on his next Contemporary Jazz CD, which will feature current and former band mates from CDA, Seattle, San Diego and Portland.

Recent Radio/Television/Film Placements of Barry’s Original Compositions:
• Biography, Channel: Biography: Lee Majors
• History Channel: El Camino Real, UFOs, Ultimate Autos, When UFO’s Arrive
• Lifetime Women: Intimate Portrait, Next Door with Katie Brown
• PBS: Hometime
• SOCAN (Canada): Biography: Henry Winkler, Fitness Fantasy, Real Fishing Show

Band Name: NorthPoint (formed July 2006)

NorthPoint Band Members: Barry Aiken-keyboards & vocals, Roxy McDaniel-bass, Brett Depew-drums and Jenny Lind-vocals.

Musical Influences: Steely Dan, Pat Metheny, Toto, and Yellowjackets

Favorite Recording: Steely Dan, AJA

First Record Ever Bought: Elton John, CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

Long-Term Artistic Goals: To continue to produce music with meaning and integrity.

Most Memorable Performance Experiences: Quebec City outdoor concert and CBS Early Show with Gino Vannelli. Performing with Fred Karlin and a sixty-piece orchestra in L.A. at the Shrine Auditorium and a performance for President Bill Clinton in Portland, OR.

Favorite Studio Experience: Recording with my group, Flight 7, on our first record deal with Optimism, in San Diego, CA.

Musical Background/Education: Majored in Secondary Music Education-Piano & Percussion
• San Diego State University, San Diego, California- 1984-1986
• University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho- 1981-1983
• North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 1980-1981

Gear and Equipment:
Live gear-Kurzweil PC88, Korg Triton & Korg M3.
With Gino Vannelli-Yamaha ES90
Studio gear-Macintosh computers running Digital Performer, with Spectrasonic’s Stylus RMX & Trilogy, Native Instruments B4 software, MOTU MIDI and Firewire audio interfaces.

What Barry Does When He's Not Being a Musician: coaching ice hockey, golf, movies, reading, skiing, and traveling,

What's in Barry’s CD Player Now: Yellowjackets-Twentyfive.


Contact Information:
Barry Aiken
BareMic Music Studios
1263 E. Katie Court
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83815
208-818-6574
Web site: baremicmusic.com
E-Mail: baremicmusic@yahoo.com

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