Chris Barclay

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About Chris Barclay

In the artist’s words: Describe one of your earliest musical memories in detail. My mother and my much older brother playing many new wave and pop and rock music from the 1908s. I was very much influenced by 80s guitar playing at man early age. Music from both the UK and USA eventually leading me into U2 to Bon Jovi What are your top 3 all-time favorite albums on Apple Music, and why? Why did you choose these three albums in particular? Joe Satriani, Surfing with the Alien Remastered U2, Achtung Baby U2, The Joshua Tree Remastered U2 was the sound track to my life and both the Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby were hugely pivotal in the U2's career and in my life. Surfing With The Alien showed me the possibilities as a guitarist to release instrumental music commercially. Find a song of yours on Apple Music that you love and tell us what makes it special. Tell us why you chose this song. “I Won't Fade” It is my heart on my sleeve. It won me a guitar contest and tells of my struggle with leukaemia, marriage break up, my struggle with faith, and to exist as a musician in competitive landscape. I also think my guitar playing is world class on this.

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