2017 is shaping up to be an exciting ride for Ajax, Ontario native, Kris Barclay. The entertainer and songwriter is looking to be on the road as much as possible this year, performing and promoting new music! This year alone, he was already selected to open for Brett Kissel on the Ice, Snow & 30 Below Tour, as well as given the opportunity to perform during Canadian Music Week at the Boots & Hearts Kick Off Party in Toronto. Kris is slotted to open up as direct support for more of Canada’s top Country Music artists this year and plans to build on this momentum.
The Junior “A” and University hockey player turned Country Music recording artist and entertainer had a busy 2016, spending his time working on his upcoming EP, and on the road hitting every stage he can. Kris’s original song and acoustic video on YouTube “Good Wine, Old Vinyl & You” has gotten him traction with writers both in Canada and in Nashville, where he makes several trips to pursue his songwriting as well as his live performance. Most recently, Kris celebrated a major label co-write with The James Barker Band called “Living The Dream”. Kris Barclay has appeared at venues such as The Havelock Jamboree, in Calgary during The Calgary Stampede, as well as opened shows for Chad Brownlee, Wes Mac, Tim Hicks, Dean Brody and more.
Kris is always looking for a way to do something to push his limits or take his show to a new level saying, “If you’re going to buy a ticket to see us play, I want you to see the show, not just hear it”, and credits Garth Brooks and Eric Church for their stage presence and energy as a lot of his inspiration. Kris Barclay delivers a very engaging performance showing several sides to today’s country music.
“Kris has consistently been professional, reliable, and easy to work with. He is always energetic and entertaining, and engages
clients easily. Our staff and patrons enjoy his shows!” – The Corral, Oshawa, Ontario
“Kris’s passionate, driven approach to making music pushed us to do our best work to date!” – Al Rowe, Red Valley Studios
"Kris and his band put on a fantastic show for Caledon Day Gone Country. Their energy was contagious and the set was a perfect fit to get the crowd going before Chad Brownlee took the stage. Kris brought the friendly country boy charm, taking the time to meet everyone who wanted to say hello, pose for every picture, and sign every autograph after the show. Our organizers loved working with him and the band." -Heather Savage, Manager of Recreation, Town of Caledon
“What else can we say, Kris Barclay is the next up and coming Canadian Country Star!! Kris’ enthusiasm, professionalism, and charisma light up the stage! Best of all he’s the most genuine, humble guy around. !” – Big Texas Niagara, Niagara Falls, Ontario
“Kris Barclay is an incredible young talent! He engages his audience and puts on a dam good show for everyone to enjoy!” – Michael Di Lella, 1st Vice President, Orono Agricultural Society
With the release of the EP, Kris plans go to radio and push his music across Canada. His goal is to continue opening shows for other artists and hopefully join a tour and really take his show on the road! Look out for more exciting updates and news in 2017!
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