The Kris Barras Band have revealed the new video for ‘6am (Live from Momentum Studios).
Barras has been busy over the last few months with his Box Room Sessions from home creating acoustic versions of his back catalogue as well as covers, suggested by fans ranging from Foo Fighters and Guns n Roses, to Chris Isaak and Bon Jovi.
He also brought the full band into Momentum Studios, Plymouth for a full on performance and have now released the live version of ‘6am’ from that session. Taken from his first Top 50 UK album ‘Light It Up,’ that was released in September 2019. It was an album that saw him at his most expressive yet, forcing himselfout of his comfort zone. “I kinda forced myself to write songs a different way. The biggest difference for thisalbum was that I didn’t pigeonhole myself in any way, I didn’t feel like I had to conform. I just sat down andwrote songs I wanted to write, with a sound I wanted to produce, not thinking about genre whatsoever.”
Talking about this version of ‘6am’ he says; “This track was always one of my dark-horse faves from the ‘Light It Up’ album. It was one of the last songs I wrote in the lead up to the recording sessions and really came to life in the studio.”
He continues, “This song is about dealing with mental struggles and is perhaps more pertinent now, than ever before. It talks metaphorically about hoping for the light at the end of tunnel, wishing and hoping for better times. But also literally, with having sleepless nights worrying. We didn’t ever get the chance to actually play this one live to real people….so we decided to do a live session version from Momentum Studios in Devon, UK”
The Kris Barras Band had a whirlwind ride over the last 2 years until the international pandemic took hold. The band had toured and played shows with Black Stone Cherry, Beth Hart, GUN, King King, The Magpie Salute, Therapy?, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Johnny Lang and Walter Trout. As wellas stunning performances at festivals such as Ramblin’ Man Fair and Planet Rockstock. He played to 3 million people on BBC Radio 2 – which caused host Richard Madeley to exclaim, “that’s the reason I love doing this show!”
Barras even found time to join Supersonic Blues Machine as the new singer-guitarist with the legendary Billy F. Gibbons and following a stint as guest presenter for Planet Rock Radio, he now presents a weekly Saturday show from 2pm to 4pm on Feedback Radio.
The Kris Barras Band will also be hitting the road in 2021, supporting Thunder at the SSE Wembley Arena on 15th May and be joining Kentucky rockers Black Stone Cherry for a month from 9th September and culminating at the legendary Royal Albert Hall on 29th September.
Kris Barras Band 2021 Tour Dates
Tickets available from www.krisbarrasband.com
15 May – SSE Wembley Arena, London w/Thunder
09 Sep – O2 Academy, Bristol w/Black Stone Cherry
10 Sep – O2 Academy, Birmingham w/Black Stone Cherry
11 Sep – Engine Shed, Lincoln w/Black Stone Cherry
13 Sep – Rock City, Nottingham w/Black Stone Cherry
14 Sep – O2 Academy, Leeds w/Black Stone Cherry
16 Sep – O2 Apollo, Manchester w/Black Stone Cherry
17 Sep – Barrowlands, Glasgow w/Black Stone Cherry
18 Sep – Usher Hall, Edinburgh w/Black Stone Cherry
20 Sep – O2 Academy, Newcastle w/Black Stone Cherry
21 Sep – O2 Academy, Liverpool w/Black Stone Cherry
23 Sep – Leas Cliff, Folkestone w/Black Stone Cherry
24 Sep – St David’s Hall, Cardiff w/Black Stone Cherry
25 Sep – Great Hall, Exeter w/Black Stone Cherry
27 Sep – O2 Guildhall, Southampton w/Black Stone Cherry
28 Sep – Corn Exchange, Cambridge w/Black Stone Cherry
29 Sep – Royal Albert Hall, London w/Black Stone Cherry