Entertainer and songwriter from Ajax, Ontario, Kris Barclay, is looking to be on the road as much as possible this year, performing and promoting new music! Over the past year, he has opened for some of Canada’s top Country artists and spent time in Nashville developing he own music.
The Junior “A” and University hockey player turned Country Music recording artist and entertainer had a busy 2017, spending most of it on stage, as well as the studio. 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 both performing and hosting, in Calgary during The Calgary Stampede, as well as opened shows for The Road Hammers, Gord Bamford, 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
As Kris continues to perform any chance he gets, his goal is to continue recording and take his original music to radio and all online platforms with the hopes of joining a tour and really taking his show on the road! Look out for exciting updates and news in 2018!