Chris Barclay


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Chris Barclay is a Guitarist, Songwriter, Shredder and Singer from Auckland, New Zealand. His music styles crossover from Metal, Rock, Neo Classical, Progressive, Instrumental, Pop and Country Rock. Chris has has several indie successes with competitions won in performance guitar, and songwriting. Chris cut his musical skills in playing live as a solo artist in cover bands, teaching guitar education and playing Flamenco and Acoustic guitar at corporate events. A survivor of Leukemia some of Chris' music is around love, loss of love, sex, death, hope, and spiritual alignment. Guitar influences range from Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Richie Kotzen, Paul Gilbert, Stevie Stevens, John Petrucci Richie Sambora, Keith Urban, Joe Bonamassa and John Mayer. Musically Chris' music is varied with progressive and neo-classical instrumentals to country rock heavy metal, and pop songsMusical Influences can range from the above guitarist but also bands and singers ranging from John Rzeznik from the Goo Goo Dolls to artistic influences from

U2, Bon Jovi, Live, Placebo, New Order, Velvet Revolver, Guns and Roses, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Cult, The Police, Ultravox, The Rolling Stones, Chicken Foot, AC/DC, The Foo Fighters, and The Darkness.