Barney Strachan has a wealth of experience in the music industry. He has played and toured America, Holland and the UK with various bands and won the MTV ‘In The City’ Unsigned Band of the Year award in 1998 (Idlewild came second). Strachan went on to sign a two single deal with Boy George’s indie label Things To Come before securing a large album deal with New York based indie label Roadrunner Records.
The resulting album was recorded in The Chemical Brothers studio Orinocco, working with producers such as Jim Abbiss (Bjork, DJ Shadow, Money Mark, Arctic Monkeys) and Adrian Bushby (U2, Placebo, Kylie, Gomez, Maximo Park, Foo Fighters). It was released in the US, Australia and Japan in 2000 and promo gigs included shows around the San Francisco area.
Barney Strachan has also worked as head of Publicity & Promotions at the Jazz Café and the Forum in London for four years and has worked on shows for James Brown, Kelis, Chaka Khan, Isaac Hayes and De La Soul among others. He can additionally boast a four year stint as resident DJ at NY producer Arthur Baker’s Soul Food restaurant & bar in Harlem.
He has an honours degree in Sonic Art and now lives in Edinburgh where he produces music for dance and theatre companies.