The song-writing-performance duo of Andrew & Lissa Barnum, aka Vitabeats, had a national hit with ‘Boom Box’ (Hot/EMI) in 1985. This was followed by singles ‘Audrey’ and ‘Build it Right’ from the album ‘Spot the Spanner.’ The band stopped recording and touring in 1988.
Andrew never stopped writing, recording and performing his own songs.
Andrew’s current sound is a blend of the acoustic and electronic arcane - forgotten analogue technologies, merging with digital interfaces and an array of musicians, including vocals from Lissa and Cayenne Barnum, all coming together in accomplished composer-producer Boris Hunt’s Black Rabbit Studio in Hartley, NSW. Boris and Andrew call this sound ‘Homefolktronics.’
Little Phoenix // The City // Country, reveals sixteen tracks that tell the story of the struggles and joys of navigating radical change, and the anxiety felt by all of us in Australia today. Conditions we are all going through. Creative career re-invention, moving house out of Sydney, family mental health, a long and proud marriage. These songs are all about dedication and determination to push through the everyday pressures of these times, with perseverance, self-belief and trust in the good times ahead.
For more please visit: https://www.andrewbarnum.com