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Kris Barras is one of the UK's most exciting Blues-Rock Guitarists. He was recently voted number 13 in the 'Top Blues Guitarists in the World' by the readers of Total Guitar magazine.
The band have become one of the must-see bands of 2018. 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 have headlined their own successful UK and European tours and are being lined up for some very big support tours in 2018 as well as being invited back to the Ramblin' Man Fair for a set on the Blues Stage.
The much anticipated second album, 'The Divine and Dirty' is scheduled for release 23rd March 2018 and the band have a full UK tour booked, as well as European dates, in support of this release.
Kris is signed to world-renowned record label Provogue/Mascot Label Group. He joins a roster that includes names such as Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Walter Trout.
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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). 2017 has seen the band complete two very successful tours in both the UK and Europe.
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.
After releasing the self-titled demo EP in March 2015, the first full length album ‘Lucky 13’ was released in April 2016. The album received worldwide acclaim and reached number 2 in both the Amazon Blues Charts and iTunes charts. The album was also voted ‘Pick of the month’ by the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association, as well as winning the Riviera FM 2016 'Album of the Year'.
Kris was nominated for 'Blues Guitarist of the Year 2017' by Total Guitar magazine and voted into the Top 15 Blues Guitarists in the World by Music Radar.
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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