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In Conversation with Trevor Barry – Super Sideman

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About This Episode

In today’s podcast we’re talking to one of the London session world’s most wanted.

Since his first session at Abbey Road aged just 15, Trevor Barry has amassed a CV that reads like a who’s who of popular music stars from both stage and the big screen. James Morrison, Freddie Mercury, Shirley Bassey, Burt Bacharach, West End shows Jesus Christ Superstar and We Will Rock You, the BAFTA Awards… the list goes on and on. Trevor even played on the theme tune to the James Bond film Casino Royale. Fans of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing are sure to have spotted him strutting his stuff with the show’s house band.

In this episode you're going to learn:

  • How Trev got his first session as a professional bassist.
  • How he handles the pressure of playing on live TV.
  • What he remembers from the recording for Casino Royale.
  • What it was like backing Freddie Mercury in-front of 120,000 people.
  • And much, much more…

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  • KeithCollyer

    Loved the bit about asking someone why he didn’t play on a blues number. Reminded me of Bill Bruford getting a composition credit on a King Crimson track (“Trio”, IIRC), even though he sat on the drum stool with his arms crossed throughout. What he DIDN’T play was as important as what everyone else DID play