A life spent travelling the world can be the catalyst for a great story. Jock Barnes spent his youth travelling the world as a professional surfer and now continues his travels as a working musician, singer and songwriter. He has collected a world of inspiration to create original lyrical content and a fresh spin on his musical influences of blues, rock and pop.

Having performed his music to audiences the world over and having shared festival line-ups with likes of Groove Armada, De La Soul, The Darkness and Everything, Everything, Jock’s music bares influences as diverse as the audiences he has played to.

With a blend of covers spanning from Jimi Hendrix to Bernard Fanning, Ray Charles to Johnny Diesel as well as his own original compositions, Jock’s live performance has a way of engaging an audience and is one not to be missed.

Up Coming Gigs

May 2024

3rd Pacific Hotel 9:30pm (Band)
4th Hotel Illawong 8pm (Band)
5th Wharfbar Ballina 3pm
9th Beach Hotel byron Bay 6pm
10th Mary G’s 5pm
11th The Middle Pub Mullumbimby 7pm
12th Evans Head Bowling Club 2:30pm
17th Saltbar Kingscliff 6pm
18th Ballina RSL 6pm
25th Club Lennox Sports 7pm (Band)
26th The Park Hotel Suffolk Park 5pm
30th The Rails Byron Bay
31st Cherry Street Sports Ballina 7pm

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