Blues/Roots Juggernaut Swamp Thing make a big live sound for two men. Former drummer for The John Butler Trio, Barker started Swamp Thing with fellow Kiwi Guitarist & Vocalist Grant Haua in 2010. They have two albums to date; Balladeer and Primordium.
Swamp Thing’s energetic live performances showcase a wealth of musical experience and interplay while entertaining and engaging their audience at all times. Barker’s ability to drum & play synth bass simultaneously is a point of difference while Haua’s rich vocal sound and combination of acoustic & electric guitar playing form a notably greater sum of their individual parts.
Festival appearances to date include:
Woodford Folk Festival 2011/12 and 2012/13 - WOMADelaide 2013 - Nannup Music Festival 2012 & 2014 - Mullum Music Festival 2013 - Peatsridge Festival 2012 - Nukara Festival 2013 - Blues at Bridgetown 2012 & 13 - The Okere Falls Festival NZ 2013 & 14 - The Blue Mountain Music Festival 2014 - Gumball Festival NSW 2014