Kris Barras Band
About Kris Barras Band
Hailing from Torquay, Devon, Kris Barras grew up influenced by his father's band and his expansive record collection. Listening to Gary Moore, B.B. King, Deep Purple, and the Rolling Stones, Barras picked up his first guitar aged just five — two years later he upgraded to an electric and developed his signature style. At the same time, Barras was also training in martial arts, and although his music career saw him playing in various bands, touring the U.S., Europe, and the U.K., he also found himself competing in mixed martial arts contests. Deciding that fighting wasn’t the direction he wanted to take, he fell back onto his first love, music. In 2014 he formed the Kris Barras Band, playing a mix of blues and Southern and classic rock. The following year they released their self-titled debut mini-album independently and spent the majority of their time playing gigs up and down the country. The follow-up album, Lucky 13, appeared in 2016, once again self-released. In 2017 Barras signed to Mascot label Provogue and set about recording his third album. The Divine and Dirty appeared at the beginning of 2018, preceded by the singles "Hail Mary" and "Propane."
HOMETOWNTorquay, Devon, England
BORNSeptember 2, 1985