David Barrett Trio EP

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David Barrett Trio feat. Michael Sadler are recording with producer Terry Brown, the funds raised will pay for the recording, mixing, and mastering of our new EP.

The video (posted above) is our first song with Terry Brown  producing, this campaign will make it possible for us to complete our 3 song EP

Thanks for taking a look, we really appreciate all the support!

David Barrett Trio

On first glance, one might think globally recognized virtuoso guitarist and instrumental progressive rock composer David Barrett had disappeared from the Limelight on some kind of compositional vision quest. You’d be, in part, correct, but there is so much more exciting news to report.
Hardcore fans of the trio have been wildly speculating around a new direction, awaiting news of the reimagining of the DB3 concept. Barrett announced in social media a few months ago that after two successful albums produced with Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson and a stunning live DVD, he was shuffling 
 the line up of his power trio, with two new members on bass and batteria – Andy Narsingh and 
 Dave Langguth. He also announced that he had solidified a collaborating partnership with legendary 
 Saga frontman and scribe, Michael Sadler.

The already prolific Barrett has been writing with renewed fervour, and with his new band, he’s recording and forging a tough, hyper-kinetic new musical vision. Early demos caught the attention of legendary Rush producer Terry Brown, who has come aboard to hone and take the potent new sound to “11” .

Their first new single “Gone Tomorrow” featuring Michael Sadler on vocals, is set for launch on October 4, 2016, with more work and announcements of a potential voyage across the sea to European stages being plotted for 2017.

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David Barrett

David is a Canadian-made composer and performer, specializing in redefining the boundaries of progressive rock and instrumental soundscapes. He has been featured in international magazines including Guitar Player, Premier Guitar, and Vintage Guitar.

In 2012, David Barrett and his trio participated in Alan Parsons’ Master Class recording session in Toronto, in which they were engineered and produced by Alan Parsons himself. The result was “Belmonte”, which featured guest vocalist Paul Reid.

He is an endorsing artist for D’Addario Canada, Planet Waves, Pigtronix Futuristic Audio Technology, and Mack Guitar Amps, who recently designed his signature model Atomsmasher DB-40. David also plays a custom made Dagmar Guitar “Jane”, crafted to his specifications.

David has worked and collaborated with a myriad of Canadian and global artists including Jacob Moon, Michael Sadler of Saga, Amanda Marshall, Platinum Blonde, celtic guitar virtuoso Tony McManus and Alex Lifeson of Rush.

He has shared stages with the likes of Saga, Carl Palmer of Emerson, Lake, And Palmer, Marillion, The Aristocrats and Adrian Belew of King Crimson. He has also been a feature performing artist and judge at The Canadian Guitar Festival.

Dave Lannguth

Dave is a rare breed of artist. A graduate of Berklee College Of Music, he is an uncompromising drummer of the highest calibre. His talents have earned him a stellar reputation in Canada and beyond. Fans and fanatics have seen his stellar playing on stages everywhere with artists inclusing the Kim Mitchell band and Grammy Award Winning Nelly Furtado.

He has the distinction of being selected as a endorsing artist for Sonar Drums, Sabian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks and Remo drum heads.

Andy Narsingh

Few bassists hold the lethal combination of feel, dexterity, musicality and sensibility that Andy brings to every stage and session he plays on. He has recorded and performed with several prominent recording acts including Heaven’s Fire (Frontier Records) and Moxy.

His endorsements include F-Bass, D’Addario and TC Electronics.

Michael Sadler

Michael Sadler is a Canadian music Icon who needs little introduction. His progressive rock band, Saga has been awarded gold and platinum albums worldwide and has sold more than 8 million albums. He has played to tens of thousands of enthusiastic fans, all over the world and has appeared in countless broadcast and print interviews.

Terry Brown

Legendary Canadian Producer Terry Brown has a resume comparable to only a very select few. He mixed and engineered the breakout hit “Substitute” for The Who; he produced no less than the first 11 albums by the legendary Canadian band Rush, and holds the distinct honour of having a Billboard #1 hit with “I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight” by Cutting Crew.
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Hi everyone, well this brings us to an end of another successful crowdfunding campaign for the trio and Michael Sadler.
Being able to work with Terry Brown was a dream come true, and the results were awesome, to quote Alex Lifeson, "You've never sounded better...".
Michael Sadler crafted vocals to each tune in a way no one else can, effortlessly weaving melodic vocal lines into musical sections with odd time signatures and modulations.
Andy Narsingh added his unique groove orientated approach to bass guitar, along with his Moog bass synthesizer to enhance the bottom end, Dave Langguth meticulously tracked his thunderous, virtuoso drumming in his own studio, while I worked closely with Terry in Muskoka to embellish the raw and sometimes densely overdubbed songs with acoustic, electric, steel, and synth guitars.
We're so grateful for the generous contributions. It enabled us to record in a way that we never would have been able to without the funding. It made it possible to take the tunes to "the next level" with Terry at the helm, suggesting arrangement ideas, and pointing us in the right sonic direction at every turn!
Lastly, a big thank you to Paul Reid. He's been such a big part of the trio, producing the album art, photography, and videos to all of the trio's music, sometimes even co-writing. Paul, along with Michael wrote the lyrics to River Of Gold, and his voice can be heard in the background throughout the tune.
See you at the listening party for DB3 EP, December 2nd, 2017, 7:00pm @ The Orbit Room, 580A College St. Toronto.
We'll have additional CD's on hand, but all of our rewards packages have been sent in the mail yesterday, Thank you!
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Hi everyone, I know it's been a while since our last update! The trio, along with Michael Sadler and Terry Brown are working on our 3rd song, we aim to have the EP ready for September 2017. Gone Tomorrow and River of Gold turned out amazingly well, can't wait to share the next one and get our rewards out to all our supporters. See you at The Regent Theatre in Oshawa September 15! Thanks for your support and patience.
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We'll be wrapping up our GoFundMe campaign shortly, thanks to everyone that has contributed and made it possible for DB3 and Michael Sadler to have a great recording budget for 2017, if you haven't had a chance to take a look at our rewards, please do, and thanks again from Dave, Andy, Michael, and myself, we appreciate the support.
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Hello everyone, just posting to say a big thank you to all our contributors that helped us reach our goal in less than a week! We'll be keeping the campaign going until the new year in case anyone else would like to be a part of it, we have a lot of great music to develop and record in the new year, and thanks again for making it possible!
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$9,310 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 46 people in 34 months
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Created October 15, 2016
Digital Reward
MP3 Downloads of our 3 new songs
Physical CD
Includes digital download and Signed CD
Deluxe Package
2 laminated passes to Special Listening Party. Includes digital download plus signed CD
Guitar Lesson
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2 hr Guitar Lesson with David Barrett. Includes digital download plus signed CD
Drum Lesson
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2 hr drum lesson with Dave Langguth. Includes digital download plus signed CD
Bass Lesson
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2 hr bass lesson with Andy Narsingh. Includes digital download plus signed CD
Music Coach
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Have DB come and coach your band in rehearsal. Includes digital download plus signed CD
Snare Head
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Snare head signed by DB3. Includes digital download plus signed CD
Drum Head
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Signed bass drum head by DB3. Includes digital download plus signed CD
Original Pastel
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Original pastel by DB of jazz guitarist Pat Metheny. Includes digital download plus signed CD
Album Art
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Signed original album art pastels by DB for The Acoustic Guitar Album (front and back) with accompanying CD. Includes digital download plus signed CD
3D Printed Logo
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3D Printed Logo designed by Paul Reid at HotHouse Creative Inc. Includes digital download plus new signed CD
Guitar Track
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Have DB add a guitar solo or guitar track to your song. Includes digital download plus signed CD
DB3 Album Art
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Any DB3 album cover designed by HotHouse Creative Inc., signed and framed. Includes digital download plus signed CD
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Fender Squier Stratocaster guitar (blue), set up and signed by DB. Includes digital download and signed CD
Guitar Concert
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DB will play an acoustic solo house concert anywhere in Southern Ontario. Includes digital download plus signed CD
DB3 Concert
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DB3 will come to your home and play a house concert anywhere in Southern Ontario. Includes digital download plus signed CD
Duo Concert
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David Barrett and Michael Sadler will play an acoustic house concert anywhere, travel expenses not included. Includes digital download plus signed CD
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David Northrup
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Maria Bruyn
26 months ago

Proud of you David.

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33 months ago

Damn I missed the strat for Kian...

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