Gallery is ready

The gallery is ready now thanks for your patience, over 1100 pictures of the event, the people and most of the bands.

Before we get to the link can I just say on a personal note that I had a great time at the festival taking the photos and wandering around talking to and getting to know you lot. Thanks for all the invitations I might just take you up on them one day.

I also wanted to thank the brave souls who stayed for the whole three days (you know who you are) I got lots of pictures of you lot but don’t worry I have been very kind and spared your blushes.

I was impressed by the spirit and willingness of the majority to enjoy themselves despite the weather, in fact when it rained some just put on their raincoats and continued dancing and some just took their coats off and danced in the rain! Great stuff.

A special message: “John, there are some great pictures you can use to make that collage we talked about as a present for your silver wedding anniversary ;)”

I hope the pictures in the gallery remind you of an enjoyable weekend and hope to see you all again next year.

Blues Day – Sunday

steveSteve Cropper with The Animals

The legend Steve Cropper guesting with one of the North Easts most influential bands.


big_gilsonBig Gilson & Blues Dynamite

Big has opened for Johnny Rivers, BB King, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray, not to mention Stevie Winwood.


johnJohn O’Leary Band

Blues Harp Player & Singer, John O’Leary was born in Clonakilty in the Republic of Ireland.

Well that’s it then all over for the first year!

Well that’s it then all over for the first year!

I’m sure the majority of people who attended will have really enjoyed themselves despite the British weather doing its best to stop the fun.

There were many pictures taken each day of the event, most of the bands and of course yourselves the people who made it what it was.

These will take me a little while to sort and upload to a gallery so if you would like to know when it is ready for viewing send me an email and I will let you know when they are ready.

Be patient it will be worth the wait!

You will also have the opportunity to leave comments in the gallery to let us know what you think of the pictures or to comment on the event itself.

If you can’t wait that long then Andy will welcome your feedback.

We hope you enjoyed your visit to this inaugural festival weekend and hope to see you again next year for another bigger and better Barney Big Bash.

Ska Day – Saturday

nevilleNeville Staple
The one and only .



skavilleSkaville UK
Excellent ska band you like it fast and furious? You got it.



the_flavoursThe Favours
Blending Blondie-esque vocals and the kind of hook Elastica would have been proud of.

Family Day – Monday


If you liked Marc Bolan you will believe he is back just for the festival. Ride it on out like a bird in the sky ways, Ride it on out like you were a bird.


bootleg_blondieBootleg Blondie
The number one Debbie Harry and Blondie tribute band, This is Sunday girl on Monday. And speaking about girls… are prepared for the upcoming Valentines day and did you buy your girl a special gift?



age_jamThe New Age Jam – A Paul Weller Tribute
The best ‘The Jam – Paul Weller’ Tribute band in the country.



Remember Roxy Music and the smooth smart style and smoother voice of Bryan Ferry? Yes? Then you will enjoy yet another top notch tribute band.