Barry Thompson is a multi instrumentalist who focuses on guitar and bass these days, but has also been known to dabble in some keyboards, drums and saxaphone. He began playing music at the age of 10 when he took clarinet lessons in grammar school to escape the horrors of glee club and discovered that like his father before him, he had an aptitude for music.
Barry was a co-producer of the noted charity music project "The Tsunami Projekt
" and whas also appeared on Lee Abraham's
excellent second album, "View From The Bridge" which also featured such notable UK prog musicians such as Karl Groom (Threshold) and Martin Orford (ex IQ).
Barry's musical insfluences range from bands such as Dream Theater, Spock's Beard, The Flower Kings, and Kansas to Iron Maiden, Opeth, Judas Priest and Black Sabbath.
He lives in Norton, MA with his wife Sandie, his two dogs, Daisy
and his pain in the ass Congo African Grey Parrot, Oscar