Welcome to "The John Barker Project" Gigmasters site!
For over 40 years, in addition to his music production, John has been a major inflence and musical force in 3 North Carolina groups you will likely know or know of...The Embers, The Entertainers and The Catalinas as well as occasionally performing with the Legend of Beach. You may remember his composition from the 70s, the trend setting "Summertime's Callin Me", a beach classic. John Barker is also a member of the Beach Music Hall of Fame. But, JBP is about much more than beach music...it's about your event and setting the right musical atmosphere at the right time...and when the dancing starts, keeping the floor packed til the last note is played with 60s, 70s, 80s, and todays current hits. Today's wedding is a meticulously planned event that must be executed as perfectly as possible, right down to the tiniest detail. The John Barker Project is an experienced, 7 piece, hand picked, group of excellent musicians perfect for weddings, festivals and private parties. Featuring female and male lead vocals, 3 horns and a 4 piece rhythm section.
Enjoy the sound of a state of the art PA system and when needed a separate sound system may be used for announcements, toasts, etc. The John Barker Project is managed by someone who has performed at, introduced, MCed and done just about everything else you can imagine that has to do with making sure everybody had a great time. Not once or twice, but hundreds of times over the past 40+ years. From jazz piano for dinner to standards by Sinatra/Buble...Motown to Black Eyed Peas...Aretha to Adele, you won't be dissapointed.
A few of the artists John has shared the stage with: The Temptations, The Four Tops, Sonny & Cher, Little Anthony & the Imperials, The Tams, Chairmen of the Board, The Shirelles, The Marveletts, Herman's Hermits, Lee Dorsey, Wilson Picket, Rufus Thomas, James Brown, Barry White, Bobby Hebb, Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions, Martha Reeves, Sugarloaf, Dionne Warwick, The Muppets Orchestra, Bobby Vinton, Frankie Avalon, Jimmy Walker, The Guess Who, The North Carolina Symphony, etc.
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Motown, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Tower of Power, Chicago, Quincy Jones, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum, Bill Evans, Steely Dan, Gino Vanelli, James Brown plus most everything else.
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In addition to Wake Forest, The John Barker Project will also travel to Rolesville, Youngsville, Raleigh, Northside, Franklinton, Creedmoor, Knightdale, Wendell, Zebulon, Louisburg, Kittrell, Butner, Durham, Cary, Stem, Garner, Morrisville, Middlesex, Spring Hope, Stovall
and many other locations in and around the Wake Forest area.
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