Monday, 24 October 2016

The C2C 2017 Launch Party

It’s an all BRITISH affair
Jeannine Barry, Honey Ryder & Holloway Road 
to perform at the Brooklyn Bowl
C2C2016 RECAPS: 
Reviews of their Pop Up Stage performances +
Exclusive 2012 Archive Interview with Jeannine Barry!

FINALLY ALL WILL BE REVEALED!
C2C 2017 Launch Party
When: Monday October 24th 2016
Where: Brooklyn Bowl, Peninsula, London SE10 ODX

Our Predictions for the C2C 2017 Line Up:
Headliners: Kenny Chesney (currently playlisted by BBC Radio 2), Tim & Faith (opening World Tour), Brad Paisley or Zac Brown to return. 
Males: pooled from: Chris Young (returning), Hunter Hayes, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge
Cole Swindell, Justin Moore, Jake Owen. 
Ladies: Maren Morris, Cam, Lucie Silvas, Margo Price.

On Monday October 17, 2016 the C2C Country To Country Festival organizers we're delighted to announce via Facebook that  the official C2C 2017 launch party would  be taking place on Monday 24th October at The Brooklyn Bowl!
Be the first to find out who will be performing at next year's festival...
Join us for this very special C2C Fan event – live performances, good times and great country music. See you on the dance floor!

Tickets £12.50 and info: www.c2c-countrytocountry.com

Then 3 DAYS later they announced the artists who be appearing for the C2C Launch Party.
Unlike previous years when Little Big Town (Oct 2015) and Lady Antebellum (2014) played live at the “line-up reveal” event this year marks an all BRITISH affair with Jeannine Barry, Honey Ryder & Holloway Road joining C2C Country To Country at Brooklyn Bowl London on Monday 24th!



This was met with indifferent comments from C2C fans when the launch act had typically been one of the headline C2C acts in the past, so some felt this was a let down. It is rumoured that a US act had pulled out but quite what were C2C fans expecting for a £12.50 event?
Other fans embracing the event were looking forward to an all British night describing the £12.50 ticket price as a bargain: "Honey Ryder are great & Holloway Road are worth the ticket price alone".

C2C2016 Pop Up Stages RECAP

Having seen all three acts on the C2C 2016 Pop Up Stages we look back on the performances by Holloway Road, Honey Ryder on Saturday 12th March 2016.

HOLLOWAY ROAD

For fans of: Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett, Luke Bryan, Chase Rice

C2C 2016 Town Square Setlist (10:30-11:05):
Not My First, Heart Is Blue, Roots, Little Harder, We Said So, I Won't Fall, Sky Is Falling Down

Holloway Road are mid-twenty year olds Jack Cooper and Robert Gulston, who hail from sunny Southend-On-Sea whose aim is creating 'free big in your face' country pop music. Their influences include Florida Georgia Line, Kacey Musgraves, The Eagles, Mumford and Sons, and drinkin' a beer!
Along with their debut, self-titled EP entering the Top 10 UK iTunes Country album charts, the duo have spent time in Nashville were invited to play the Martin Guitar stage at the CMA Festival and they’ve toured with #1 hit writers John & Jacob.

Having queued for half an hour for a £10 Festival wrist band giving access to ALL the Pop up stages at the Festival it was time to quickly head for the Town Square Square where Holloway Road had already kicked things off at 10:30 for a 30-35 minute set.
A year previously I saw Holloway Road for the first time on The Big Entrance Stage (12:10-12:40) and at the time they had 836 Facebook followers. A year on they had grown their fanbase (currently 2,200 Facebook Likes) and performed as a 6-piece band.
As one of the first acts to perform people were still arriving so their audience was gradually gathering. It was very cold start in the O2 (days later went down with bad Millennium bug sickness) but Holloway Road certainly rocked it out and warmed up the early keen country fan attendees.  
























They brought the energy with the clichéd “Not My First” a popular song in their home town where it’s known as “The Truck Song” and became their debut single from the self-titled EP. “Heart Is Blue” was next a song which goes back a few years and this melodic song has been worked up for their live sets
They used the C2C platform to showcase several songs from what was to become their EP ROOTS released April 18, 2016. Starting out with “Little Harder” this was a song I had just got into and was looking forward to which was released just days before. It’s perhaps their best track to date with some its cool banjo licks and chord's that draw similarities to Keith Urban’s “Somebody Like You”.

Title cut “Roots” with its driving back beat and banjo flavouring has a soaring chorus which encourages some sing-a-long moments.
The fast paced “I Won’t Fall” (a countrified Jason Mraz cover) with its fiddle and electric riffs was a crowd pleaser.

Stomper “We Said So” is an electronic-inspired country party number and was previously released back on 19th Oct 2015 as a country/electro/pop (Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com ) It briefly made it to #17 on UK Country iTunes Chart.
Their video replicates Florida Georgia Line's "
This Is How We Roll" ft. Luke Bryan with scramble dirt bikes and ya'll.



Post C2C2016 Holloway road toured and opened for Dexeter on their UK Tour.
They played the Buckle & Boots festival in Stockport on Friday 24th June 2016. The single 'Good Thing Gone Bad', included a new version & video and was slated to drop in July.
On Friday night 17th June 2016 the crowd at the Nashville Nights club event in London were told a 'secret act' would be performing during the evening, and after a few hours of DJ Baylen Leonard playing a great mix of classics and chart hits, Holloway Road took to the stage at 11:30pm for their second gig of the night, having just driven across town from a support slot for Jess & The Bandits. With a stripped-back five piece setup led by acoustic guitar, the band opened with 'Truck' and played a half-hour set including songs from both their EPs and a cover of 'Ring of Fire'. The audience response was fantastic, with fans taking to Twitter & Instagram to post pictures and videos of the impromptu performance. As the lively set drew to a close, the rest of the band walked off leaving just Jack & Rob onstage, who went on to announce that the song they were finishing the set with what would also be their 'Good Thing Gone Bad'.

On Sat Sept 17, 2016 Holloway Road they brought their 'A' game DJ'ing at Nashville Nights (DJ Set) at The Cluny in Newcastle. They again took their DJ set to Bristol (The Tunnels Bristol, Arches 31 & 32) on October 14th for another Nashville Nights event

UK Internet Radio Station UKCountryRadio.com celebrated their 9th Birthday Party and Awards on Saturday 3rd September 2016 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport. In one of the shocks of the night Holloway Road snagged UK Country Duo Of The Year award beating out BCMAward winners Luke & Mel, UKCountryRadio.com hot favourites Raintown, and The Shires heavily promoted by BBC Radio 2.
Essex-based duo Holloway Road’s award came on the back of their “immense progress in 2016”, which has seen them perform at C2C Festival once again, as well as Buckle & Boots where they cranked up the atmosphere in preparation for Raintown’s headlining show. UKCountryRadio.com shared: A well-earned award for Jack and Rob who are quickly becoming one of the biggest acts in UK country, consistently impressing crowds with their charisma, energy and stage presence.

In October Holloway Road joined Canadian singer-songwriter Dawson Reigns on his UK Tour co-headlining in association with Adam Jeffrey-Jones PR and Lime Tree Music! Starting with their first two shows at the Exeter Phoenix in Exeter on Oct 2nd
and at FRüIT in Hull rounding out at Gulliver's, Manchester (Thurs Oct 13, 2016)

On 23rd September 2016 they released a new self-penned single Where We Are Tonight via iTunes, Amazon UK, Bandcamp, Spotify and other digital outlets.


They were guests on the King Says Country Show (Keep it Country/Sky TV) on Sept 1, 2016 evening to announce it. Also it was promoted on the September 2016 #213 Promotional Hotdisc by Lime Tree Music. It made a debut at #21 on the Hotdisc Top 40 (chart dated Sept 11, 2016) and climbed to #4 (chart Oct 16) landing No.1 on the Hotdisc British & Irish chart!


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HONEY RYDER

C2C 2016 NY-LON Stage Setlist (10:50-11:20):
First Set: What If We've Only Got Tonight, You Can't Say That, Beautiful Horizon
Second set: Mirage, Marleys Chains, Damn It I'm In Love Again

Members: Lindsay O'Mahony, Jason Huxley, Matt Bishop

Style of music varies from Rock, Folk, Pop, Indie and Country.
Formed in 2006, they took their name from Ursula Andress' character (See Bond Bombshell Image | Image) in the Bond film 'Dr No'. Both Bond fans, they liked the name and the Britishness of it.

They have had a more than impressive 2016 thus far. Kickstarting the year with “What If We’ve Only Got Tonight”, the lead single from their third album BORN IN A BOTTLE, being playlisted on BBC Radio 2 and A-listed on the Bauer Network. Heightening their enjoyment of the first quarter, Born In A Bottle was rewarded with several five star reviews (Country Music People) and every date they have played this year has seen audiences arrive in their droves.
BORN IN A BOTTLE was crowd-funded by fans using the Pledge Music platform (211 pledgers reached 122% of the goal). It was officially released on iTunes on Dec 25, 2015 and became available on CD on Amazon UK (Jan 29, 2016). It was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2015 the British Country Music Awards beaten out by The Shires GOLD certified BRAVE.
Previously as a Folk/ Rock act their sophomore album MARLEY'S CHAINS, spawned several Radio 2 playlist hits as well as being Album Of The Week across the Smooth Radio Network and Music Week, and TV appearances and performances on BBC Breakfast, ITV's This Morning, and C5 Live with Myleene Klass.

Shining the Spotlight on Honey Ryder:

After seeing Holloway Road it was time to do a quick-fire reconnaissance of the O2 to try and find out where all the 7 Pop up stages were situated. The NY-LON stage (Unit 4.03 Entertainment Avenue, The O2, North Greenwich, London SE10 0DX)
was a tricky one to find but I’m glad I did!
Honey Ryder were the first on 13 acts during the day to play in The Turbine Lounge which has just a 300 capacity. This was a beautiful room with great sound and perfect for the C2C Sessions. Each of the sessions were filmed by a professional TV crew, including short interviews, so the audience was hushed. I’m not sure where all the footage ended up, very little has appeared on YouTube.

The function of NY-LON is to offer a truly unique combination of a relaxing, uplifting environment and first class service. It’s a combination made possible by the partnership between Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines. It’s inspired by the transatlantic connection of two great world cities, New York and London.
Its aim is to cater for Pre-show or After Party events, work meetings, corporate hosting, big parties offering the perfect blend of relaxed atmosphere and welcoming service all in a first-class venue. The Lounge is indeed the perfect setting for a relaxed evening after a busy day. Book their secret room online www.ny-lon  | www.ny-lon.london















It was really lovely to see Honey Ryder’s acoustic set in this quieter and comforting setting.
They opened with their catchy BBC Radio 2 playlist single What If We've Only Got Tonight, taken from album BORN IN A BOTTLE (released Dec 25, 2015: UK iTunes) then their 2012 beautifully melodic single You Can't Say That followed with its ethereal qualities, the lead off track from their Pop/ Rock album MARLEY'S CHAINS (released 12 August 2012: Amazon UK | UK iTunes) and the jangly Folk/Pop number Beautiful Horizon from the same album brought forth smiles.
After a short intermission they played the softly Mirage their signature tune Marleys Chains a favourite at Festivals and rounded out with questioning Fleetwood Mac-esque Damn It I'm In Love Again

The next day they were back to play the Town Square Stage. Their set included You Can't Say That, In a Heartbeat, Drink With Me, Marley's Chains, Damn It I'm In Love Again, What If We've Only Got Tonight and Beautiful Horizon.

 

Honey Ryder are an excellent Festival Band and during 2016 they played The Buckle and Boots Festival (Fri June 24, 2016) the Beer And Bluegrass Festival 2016 (Branksome, Poole)

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Sarah Darling performs the NY-LON stage Sat March 12, 2016 14:50-15:30

Sarah Darling C2C NY-LONDON Session 


Maren Morris - 80's Mercedes C2C NY-LONDON Session:
After catching Honey Ryder it was time to catch some of Megan O’Neill’s set on the Town Square before racing off to see Glasgow duo Ashton Lane (11:30-12:05) and a superb set from US artist Phil Vassar in The Brooklyn Bowl (12:15-12:50). 
By this time I felt like I had already had my £10 Pop Stage festival money’s worth! 
With so many overlapping performances across the O2 complex it was impossible to be in 5 places at once. It was unachievable to get back into the NY-LON room for Maren Morris as the nearby queues for the Ladies toilets. 
Caught the end of Sarah Darling’s Big Entrance Stage set (12:30-13:00), then 3 numbers by Luke & Mel (Town Square) before seeing one of the highlights of the day US singer-songwriter Ashley Campbell (Big Entrance Stage; 13:50-14:20). US/UK Trio Red Sky July (Brooklyn Bowl; 14:30-15:05) delighted as was CMA award winning US songwriter Lori McKenna (Big Entrance Stage; 15:10-15:20).   

JEANNINE BARRY

The Brooklyn Bowl Stage Set list (16:00-16:35):
Off The Hook, Lonely Road, Carousel, Undeniable, Burning Bridges, Long Hot Summer

Watch Jeannine's C2C 2017 Launch Party Message


Playing taste-makers for the day my pick was Jeannine Barry for the 16:00 slot. I’d met this photogenic young lady in The Saloon Bar at C2C2015, where as an audience member, she was there to lend support to Katie Armiger on Bob Harris’ stage. 
Turning round her beautiful face is not something you’re going to forget in a hurry after seeing the stunning portrait cover shot of Jeannine's 2015 debut single “All Night”. I’d seen her videos playing acoustic numbers with an accompanying guitar which were pleasant.  

Jeannine Barry
"All Night" Photoshoot

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By the end of her Brooklyn Bowl set I was completely won over. As well as possessing a beautiful spoken voice with perfect diction, Jeannine’s vocal range was impressive and her stage presence was superb!

It was an absolute joy to see her set which was immensely enjoyable. Jeannine looking stunning and she lit up the stage wearing a Naanaa High Neck Lace Dress with Open Back (Product 848008; Exclusive to ASOS ; now just £12 >> Product Video)
This sleeved semi-sheer lace dress has a nude underlay with a high neckline, Lace-up panels and peekaboo cut-outs. Its close cut bodycon fit was perfect for Jeannine’s model-esque figure.






















Jeannine’s band were equally as hot with an exciting and tight sound. Gab Zsapka (electric guitar), Adam Pickard on acoustic guitar (her two main band members), Essi Kiskii (violin), Cem (drums), Ace (bass) and Gonzalo (keyboard)

Most of her 6-song set were taken from 6 tracker EP OFF THE HOOK from July 2015 iTunes  
She kicked off with the exciting, tension-filled and gritty title cut, the face paced “Lonely Road” had the hoards blowing smoke, the rocky “Carousel” with its driving beat had the crowd dancing in circles, “Undeniable” simply oozed love vibes from the stage and perhaps the standout was the catchy “Long Hot Summer” as Jeannine and her fabulous band burnt up the stage. Everywhere you looked there were a sea of smiling faces and people dancing having a great time.
She slowed things down with heartbreak number "Burning Bridges" co-written with the person after their painful break up. Showcasing this brand new song, yet to be released, it relates to forgiveness and was sung from the heart.
Jeannine Barry performs at The Brooklyn Bowl
C2C2016 12 March 2016






































The C Factor: To use a Louis Walsh X Factor expression Jeannine has “Got it All”. One of the prettiest ladies on Brit Country circuit she can handle ballads with care and strike out with up-tempos and most importantly connect with an audience in full band guise.

The following day she played The Brookyln Bowl for a second time and an acoustic set on in the NY-LON room.
Jeannine Barry performs "Off The Hook" Sunday 13 March


   
In 2015 London based Jeannine Barry knew it going to be a special year, made plans to follow her dream and headedto Nashville to record an EP. With an array of Nashville’s top musicians on hand to support and guide her, Jeannine went into the studio during April 2015 and the songs from these sessions were released on her July 2015 EP OFF THE HOOK. After spending some more time in Nashville, on a shortened trip to promote the EP she headed back to the UK play some headline shows and work on new music.

I Want To Be Truly Who I Am : 
No Excuses No Compromises

Jeannine has team up with producer Justin Johnson at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool who has recorded albums and EPs for numerous Brit Country acts (Sam Hollyman, Mike Ward, Raintown, Thorne Hill, Narn, Samantha Lloyd, Blue Genes, Emma Moore, Southern Junction, Darcy, Angie King, Hollie May, Jade Helliwell)

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Jeannine is within touching distance of reaching a successful flexible Pledge Music crowd funded project.
With just 8 days to go 89% of an unknown goal has been raised by 95 loyal pledgers (Jeannine has 6,590 Facebook likes and 36.9K Twitter Followers) - Pledgemusic/jbnewep
Exclusives: £5 (EP MP3 downloads) - £150 (London House Gig) pledgemusic.com

Official video for the title track (co-written with Robbie Cavanagh & Justin Johnson) by J Room 3 Production off the new EP BITTERSWEET.



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Jeannine Barry REWIND

Jeannine Barry Interview November 27, 2012
Anxious to find out more about Jeannine and new brand new EP CountryRoutesNews Blog was afforded the privilege to conduct this Q & A interview via Email

Artist Spotlight - Jeannine Barry
2012 New To You....Jeannine Barry
Jeannine Barry Photoshoot
Give Me Something (2012)

New to me is up and coming London based Country/Pop/Soul, singer/songwriter Jeannine Barry.
Now 24-years old, her aims and dream is to bring her unique sound of Country/Pop to the UK and the USA.
Leap and the net will appear” - John Burroughs
She has lived in many different places one which was Berlin where she met David Lee Brewer (Photo).
Jeannine is being mentored and vocally trained by the American vocal coach and TV presenter who taught artists such as Beyonce Knowles, Letoya Luckett and many more.
Earlier in 2012 Jeannine had a meeting at BMI at their London office where she showcased her songs live and was promised help with contact when she decides to visit the US.
He brand new EP produced by Denis Gajetic (Gadget Studios) was released on the 29th of November 2012 on iTunes and a new video is in the pipeline.
 
BACKGROUND

On your Facebook page it states your Birthday as 27 November.
Is this right, if so a very Happy Birthday for Tuesday! How young will you be?
Yes, that's right thank you. I am now 24.
 
Do you come from a musical family?
Yes, very much so. My uncle John Barry is a musician and artist and also my brother and sister are into music.
 
What were your first musical influences?
Mariah Carey was a big influence because I was addicted to her beautiful voice and amazing talent. I love emotional songs and she had loooots of them :) It's not the style of music I do but back then I didn't know which direction I would be going in. Christina Aguilera was a big influence for me also as well as P!nk and Eminem. I love the story and honesty in their songs and they have inspired me much to be myself. I don't care so much about the genre of music as long as it moves me and inspires me. 
 
What was it that made you want to become a singer-songwriter and play live before an audience?
I always wanted to do it I don't know why. Perform live and move people with my voice and songs. The joy of singing live is just a thrill. It was an urge and even though I was really afraid my wish do to this was bigger so I overcame my fear and auditioned for David Lee Brewer. That's basically when I really started out. 
 
You have worked with a renowned vocal coach David Lee Brewer, was it he that guided you towards the country music genre?
Yes. He heard me when I auditioned and he knew it then and there. It took me a while to accept it because it wasn't so popular in England and Germany but once I had some time to myself I realised that this was right for me. It's who I am and I decided to embrace and ever since it has changed me and my life. I am much more confident and happy and life makes more sense.
 
Had you previously been a country/pop fan?
Yes, but I didn't really know it. I used to love LeAnn Rimes when I was younger but I wasn't aware that she is a country singer. The few songs that made it over here I loved but I was never aware that those were country songs. I didn’t' grow up to country music so it still is a world for me to discover but I like that because it gives me a fresh view on things and especially my music. I believe I don't try to "copy" anything and I let it just happen naturally which gives my music a unique touch. I am curious to see where this route will lead me though and my next songs will have even more of a country sound to them.
 
Who's your biggest critic, yourself or others?
Myself! But I try not to be so hard on myself :) 
 
I hear an influence of Katrina Elam and Katie Armiger in your voice are they American artistes your aware of?
I have not heard of these artists before but I listened to their music and I love it! 
 
How would you describe your sound?
I would describe it as a fresh and modern country/pop sound with a unique touch. 
 
What’s your favourite thing - Being in the studio, song-writing or being on stage?

Being on stage but I love being in the studio also. Both are very different and I love doing both. Creating and then presenting they are only enjoyable with the other for me if that makes sense. It is great to do a show and seeing how you touch people with your performance and the joy of singing your own song and being able to give it so much meaning that's just great. 
 
Do you play an instrument well enough to perform live?
No. I am learning the guitar but am not good enough to play live. 
 
LIVE GIGS
Jeannine off to vocal lessons (2012)

























Have you played gigs outside of London?
Yes, I played in Berlin. I sang in the Berlin Philharmonic an Orchestra as you can see in my bio and I performed regularly in a Club where the master classes took place. I also played events, festivals and private occasions such as Birthday parties in Germany and Austria.
 
What types of shows / venues do you like to play?
I play all kinds of shows and venues. I just want to get out there and be heard to I jump at every opportunity I get. 
 
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What can fans expect to see when they come to see you live, describe a Jeannine Barry gig?
They can expect an honest performance with emotional songs and good energy.
 
You have a BBC Introducing logo on your Homepage, which Radio station have you been played on and if you were live in a studio what was that experience like?
I have not been played on BBC radio yet I have only submitted my songs.
 
Do you think the younger country/pop artistes like Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood help to open media doors for someone like you?
Yes, I believe so. I think popular Country music will get bigger and more commercial over time and these two artists definitely have made a difference already.
 
The way the current marketing model is, it seems it's important that songs have crossover appeal and thus gain bigger audiences. Is this something you've taken into account with song choice?
Yes, but for now I am just working on finding my own unique style because I think it's most important to be real and stay true to yourself if you want to successful.

 












SONGWRITING

When did you first start writing songs?
About 4 years ago. I started writing songs to existing beats. Then when I met my current producer Denis Gadjetic I came up with the melody etc. as well.
 
What’s your approach to song writing like — melody first?
It varies but most of the time it's melody first yes and an idea for what I want the song to be about.
 
Do you prefer to write alone or co-write?
I prefer to write alone but I haven't worked with many songwriters really so would love to work with someone who is very experienced and "gets" me.
 
Your YouTube track from 2011 "Unto My Maker" has quite spiritual overtones. Is there a special place where you seek solitude and draw on to write a song like this?
Unto my maker was written by a music friend of mine who wanted me to cover the song. I love that song because it moves me deeply and even though I am not religious I am very spiritual.

PHOTOS   
You have some stunning photos on your website. The Wildflower pasture shot for you EP is particularly wonderful. Which photographers did you work with?
Do you enjoy photo shoots? Have you ever done modelling?
I work with the wonderful Ewa Dudek www.eedee.co.uk and no I haven't modelled but thanks for the compliment :)
Jeannine Photoshoot
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EP/Mini Album
Where was you EP/Mini Album recorded and who are the musicians who play on it?
It was recorded in Gadget Studios, Farringdon. Producer Denis Gadjetic also played all the instruments.
 
Will your new EP be a digital only release or will there also be a Digi-pac package with photos and lyrics so you have product at gigs?

I will release it on iTunes and other sites such as Spotify etc. and will also produce a Digi-pac in the near future yes. I think it would be great to have some CD's and promo material at a gig.

 





















Taylor Swift has made her new album RED available on Vinyl and seems to be something on a trend, have you any such plans?
No, I don't have such plans but I have thought about it and might be something to look into in the future.
 
Will the EP/Mini Album have different styles? Mix of up-tempo and ballads? Which do you prefer?
Yes, it has a few up-tempo songs but more ballads. I am a ballad type of girl I think. I just love them and they come to me more than up beat songs.
  
Will all the songs be original ones or have you cut a cover?
 Yes Unto my maker is a cover the rest are originals.
 
What song on your EP/Mini Album are you particularly proud of and why?
I have none in particular but I like What I long for because it is so honest and reflects hard times that I went through.
 
What do you hope to achieve with the EP, will there be a full album down the road?
Yes, I am planning on finishing a full album for next year.
 
What goals do you hope to achieve in 2013?
In 2013 I want to build a real fanbase and get heard in the US. Fly over to Nashville and promote there. David Brewer is looking into songwriters and producers for me over there. I will also finish an Album and release it.
 
MUSIC
If you had the chance to change something about the music industry, what would it be?
I would try and even out the money side a bit more so emerging artists get a chance to actually make a living as artists with live performances. Take % of the live money that big artists get and put it in a pot to support young fresh artists.
 
What music are you currently listening to, what's on your iPod, do you prefer listening through a Hi-FI?
I love both. When I'm on the go I listen on my iPod and when I'm at home I listen to loud music singing to it. 
 
If you had to choose an album as your Desert Island disc what would it be?
Oh that's a hard one. I love the latest Adele album. Lots of dramatic sad songs :)
 
QUICK-FIRE Questions

If invited onto CMT Crossroads (which pairs country artists with someone from another genre) who would you pick?
 
Who would be a dream male duet partner?  Eminem haha.
What do you do for fun?
I like exercising and cooking. I have a Ballet DVD for at home and I like spending time with my family. I have 2 brothers and 1 sister. We are all very close. Family is very important to me. I like going out for dinner with friends or to the cinema.
 
Favourite Food?  Thai Food
Favourite Colour? Pink

Favourite TV Show? Greys Anatomy , or Breaking Bad [beginners guide] at the moment :)
Favourite Magazine? I don't read magazines. Usually they are full of lies and brainwashing..
 
Jeannine Barry: Photoshoot
Here To Love You (2012)


Favourite clothes, make-up? My style often changes but I like wearing tight clothes, Jeans and when I go out the little black dress always does it. I love boots and wear make up like a normal girl nothing crazy :)

Favourite Time of Year? Definitely summer. I love the feeling of walking barefoot and wearing only little clothes and the sun on your skin. I love it.

On your website you state you've lived in many different places. What's you Favourite Country to visit?
I loved Paris! Beautiful but I am so excited to go to America at some point. New York is really what I want to see.

Thank you so much for talking with Country Routes Blog and every success with your new music and for the future!
Source - Email Communication with Jeannine Barry November 27, 2012

CountryRoutesNews Blog wishes to thank Jeannine Barry for taking precious time out to answer the questions and that 2013 will bring her every success with her music.
Also thanks to Jeannine’s 2012 manager Skylar Walters for her assistance. 

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