Electronic Press Kit
Kris Barras' second album, 'Lucky 13' reached number 2 in both the Amazon Blues Charts and the iTunes charts within the first week of release, only behind Joe Bonamassa.
The band have become one of the must-see bands of 2017. Appearances at some of Europe's biggest Rock/Blues festivals, including Ramblin' Man Fair (UK) Rawa Blues (Poland) and Bliuzo Naktys (Lithuania) have ensured that the band are mixing it with the big boys.
The KBB are due to embark on their first Headline European tour in September 2017 playing in countries such as Germany, Holland, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Austria, Czech republic and Slovakia.
The much anticipated third album is scheduled for release in March 2018 and the band have a full UK tour booked, as well as European dates, in support of this release.
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Inspired by his father at the early age of only Six years-old, Kris was already making an appearance on stage before turning Ten. He has since gone on to spend more than twenty years thrilling audiences throughout the globe playing live.
The UK based guitarist has extensive experience touring in various bands, throughout the UK, Europe and USA, as both a solo-artist & session-musician.
The band are booked for some major festivals in the UK and Europe in 2017. These include Ramblin' man Fair (UK), Rawa Blues Festival (Poland) and Bliuzo naktys (Lithuania). After a successful UK tour in early 2017, the band are all set for a European tour in the Autumn.
A published author who has written many guitar-technique columns, books and instructional DVD’s; Kris Barras has also been a featured lecturer at the distinguished Academy of Music and Sound. Kris currently writes a guitar technique column for Blues Matters magazine.
The band has released two albums: The self-titled debut album in March 2015 and the latest release, ‘Lucky 13’ in April 2016. The second album has been a much larger success, reaching number 2 in the Amazon Blues Charts and number 3 in the iTunes charts. The album has also been voted ‘Pick of the month’ by the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association as well as winning the Riviera FM 2016 'Album of the Year'.
As a side career, Kris used to be a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter, training and competing in Las Vegas, Singapore and Thailand.
“People used to think I was crazy to be fighting in cages, risking damage to my hands. Truth is though, I always enjoyed it and found that the fighting world offered me more opportunities than the Music industry. I got to fight in front of 8000 people in Asia.....I would’ve much rather had played to them instead of getting punched in the face!”
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Guitar Techniques magazine, Sept 2015
"Natural blues guitarist with a great feel"
Blues in Britain magazine, Gig review Feb 2016
"A real performer. Highly talented guitarist with a great stage presence"
Blues Matters Magazine Album Review Dec/Jan 2016
"Been in my player for a while. I was enjoying it so much, I forgot I had to review it!"