Following their support tour with The Divine Comedy in the spring which included a show at Symphony Hall, Barbara are returning to Birmingham for a headline show on 6th September at Hare & Hounds as part of their ‘Mildly Entertaining’ tour.
A link to their debut EP, Mildly Entertaining, is below. Phil Jupitus, Chris Difford and Neil Hannon are all fans!
There’s something for everyone in Barbara’s sound: 70s US FM radio, a dash of English music hall, the effortless catchiness of a Broadway musical, a sprinkling of sequinned power pop, luscious Disney strings and glorious golden harmonies.
A writer from At The Barrier wrote of a recent Barbara show that ‘I was swept away by Barbara’s energy, presence and sheer force’ and compared their performance to Sparks, ‘albeit a version where Russell Mael is replaced by Rik Mayall!’
They’ll be supported by Leeds duo The Harriets.
For fans of Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, The Kinks, Mika & The Feeling.