Planet X interviews Chris Barker who is joining The Midniters for some gigs in 2018.
PX: How long have you been playing?
CB: 16 years, with a 2-year break in-between to travel the world
PX: What bands are you working with?
CB: Charlie Melrose – Soul, pop, singer-songwriter
Got Milk? – Functions band anything from James Brown to the Jungle Book
I also teach drums regularly and am a session musician
PX: Are you looking forward to playing some gigs with The Midniters this year?
CB: Sure am! been a while since I’ve done a project which needs such a quick right
PX: Who are your biggest musical influences?
CB: I’d say that my favourite modern band are ‘The Cat Empire’. http://thecatempire.com/
Anything with musicality and creativity at the forefront really.
Drumming wise I’d go with Stewart Copland (of The Police) and Antonio Sanches http://www.antoniosanchez.net/ (Birdman Soundtrack)
PX: You really have got that rhythm bug with those choices
CB: Yes new to the Rockabilly scene so, just that I’m ready for a new challenge and to have some fun!
PX: Thanks Chris