Chris Barry is a Multi-Instrumentalist and Composer based in the UK. In a previous life he was a 'Loud and Proud' Blues/Rock guitarist with Blue Diamonds, a touring rock band based in Manchester, England. For several years, Chris toured with Blue Diamonds in the UK and Europe, where their performances were lauded by US Army and Air Force personnel throughout Europe. Chris's passion for guitar-oriented blues instrumental music was formed and honed during these years. Chris produces a wide spectrum of ambient underscores as well as full-blown TV/Movie scores.
Chris Barry produces a wide spectrum of Film and TV scores, as well as music for TV and radio commercials, and corporate idents and presentations.
Favourite genres include Hollywood Orchestral, Grooving Electronica and Haunting Ambient Beds.
Despite his varied styles and many moods, Chris has an identifiable style, with the melody being the key to his exciting productions. Whether it be ambient underscores or major orchestral scores, he will fully engage your emotions with his music and his dynamic compositions.
Bright, Cheerful, Semi classical orchestral piece in the style of 'Little Miss Sunshine' by DeVotchka.
Bright pizzicato strings with lovely harp melody over rich, emotional string ensemble. Light hearted, emotional and building throughout. Instrumental, Classical, 21st Century
Military/Star Wars/Starship Troopers - Orchestral Movie Bed. Troops going into battle. Track is a one-minute loop that will play continuously or as a one off, stand alone cue. Excellent for fanfare, war preparation, readying for an ememy attack, defending a nation. Patriotic, pompous heroic, brave. Instrumental, Military, Battle Commencing
Menacing, dark and brooding Hollywood orchestral theme. Building orchestral bed with tense ambient sounds contributing to a progressively more dangerous mood. Fear of imminent danger. Chilling crime, CSI, horror, thriller, sci-fi, James Bond, Medium, Lie to Me, endurance tests, big trucks. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
Great driving, forceful, orchestral theme with dual rock guitars repeating the theme and a full pumping string section. Storm drums build throughout. Great action movie trailer music. Action movies, intense sports, James Bond, intrigue, spying, armies on the run, warriors in battle. Instrumental, Action, Impending Pending Music
Driving electronica track with infectious woodblock rythm and heavy bass over synth lead and pads. Nostalgic music good for romance, reunions, road trips, travel, mystery, intrigue, CSI evidence collecting, sneaking, lurking, spying. Instrumental, Electronic, Ambient House
Fast action, James Bond music, Movie theme, film score, closing credits or trailer. Guitar lead with hot brass & Orchestra. Slight Mexican/Latin feel. Great for Spanish themes and travel, ads for hot cars, and men's fashions and jewelry. Instrumental, Action, Theme Spy
Bright and Catchy, Modern mariachi instrumental. Infectious rhythms and driving horns push this toe tapping track along at a lick. Acoustic guitar breaks enhance this track. Suit party or busy street scene. This could play behind any scene in a bar or club, Instrumental, Latin, Mariachi
Fast moving orchestral background with dancing pizzicato strings and Harp lead. Lively happy feel Middle eight takes the track to a series of mini crescendos which counter the driving, insistent lead melody. would suit comedy, sit com or upbeat TV commercial. Instrumental, Classical, Classical Electronic
Bouncy circus music with slightly sinister undertones. In 3/4 time with bouncy claps and marching drums alternating with delicate pizzicato strings playing a mournful counter melody. One or two off beat crescendos add a spooky feel. Instrumental, Circus, Circus Music
Gothic sounding Orchestral Tension Bed. Dark bass and brass create edgy atmosphere with occasional mysterious string melody overlays. The track is comprised of two 60sec loops which can be used stand alone or in any combination as a continuous bed. Suit Thriller, SciFi, fantasy, Mystery movie. Instrumental, Dangerous, Apprehensive Music
Tense, urgent Orchestral cue. 30 Sec Cue. Stacatto strings build and fall with cool piano melody creating a taut atmosphere. Imagine a Crook hiding the money before the cops break in. Instrumental, Dangerous, Edgy Music
Great fast paced, driving, instrumental, rock cue. Blazing drums and bouncing bass with rock organ and saxophones growling along. Suit car chase, news flash, action trailer. Instrumental, Action, Action Adventure Pending
Emotional rock instrumental track. Soaring rock guitar over lush strings with a haunting theme. Great for boy kisses girl for the first time or boy loses girl, soldier off to war, romanatic passion, remembering times past, nostaltic. Instrumental, Dramatic, Energizing Music
Catchy rhythmic electronic bass with persistent drums and distant voices creates an edgy, mysterious bed with orchestral swells and electric guitar overlays. CSI crime investigation, confident high tech presentations, motivational, flowing, iPhone, new media applications, corporate, rich products, Instrumental, Dramatic, Electronic Music
Lush, Orchestral cue with electronic ambient sounds. Several changes in direction. Catchy bass line drives the track. Lush strings and harp arpegios. Suit commercial for Luxury car or cue where luxury is depicted. Also hi Tech commercial, Instrumental, Pop, Alt Pop
Festive, high-energy Choral/Orchestral Christmas Instrumental with joyful trumpets and horns lead. Infectious drum beat and hand claps, great heartwarming rhythm. Lovely for traditional holiday settings, family gathered by a roaring fireplace. Snow falling in moonlight for a Very Merry Christmas. Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Orch.
Tense, edgy "Chase" music bed. Builds and falls creating suspenseful atmosphere. Lush, Hollywood Orchestral, in the style of Bernard Herman (Hitchcock movies). Staccato and Pizzicato strings create an edgy sense of foreboding. Battering car chases, opening titles, crime in progress, horror, action. Instrumental, Dangerous, Edgy Music
Cool, moody track with Pizzicato strings, and rhythmic marimba/xylophone sounds creating a sophisticated background. Celtic drums give a haunting, Enya type feel. Suit commercial for car or hi tech equipment. Instrumental, Corporate, Corp Electro-Orchestral
Lilting piano & orchestra piece with intricate harp crossovers.
Suggests youth, fun, freedom. A pretty girl riding a bicycle with glistening hair flowing. Sunny day perfect for wholesome teen romance, after school, romantic comedy, adverts, commercials, shampoo and female beauty ads. Instrumental, Classical, Classical Piano
Beautiful, Acoustic guitar driven theme with haunting melody. Emotion builds with lush strings and moody Saxophone break. Suit soliloquy, man/woman feeling lonely. Break up scene. Instrumental, Rock, Melodic Rock
Haunting,edgy semi classical track in the style of 'Six Feet Under'. Catchy melody with several changes of pace and instrumentation. Good opening titles sequence. Instrumental, New Age, Contemporary Instr
That Ain't Right is Downbeat, Tough, Driving Hip Hop Instrumental. Repeated vocal phrases. Dark, urban overtones. Suits crime scene, thriller, drama, gangsta, Latino low riders. Hot beats, cool vocals, good for urban themes, party vibe, playas, pimps, hookers, and ho's. Male Rap, Hip Hop, Hip Hop Instrumental
Powerful rock ballad. Repeating dual guitar riffs and a driving rhythm section. Male vocals, Haunting, multi-voice chorus. The theme is music cures everything so... 'Let The Music Play', Male Vocals, Rock, Roots Rock
Hypnotic log drums with major suspense generating orchestral underlay complimented by driving rock guitar riffs. Constantly Building tension. Imagine a car racing a train to the crossing. Suits car chases, crime in progress, action, fight scenes, intrigue, lurking, sneaking, on the run. Instrumental, Dramatic, Electronic Music
Jump out of your skin scary music!!. Unpredictable drum crashes and finger nails on blackboard screeches! Scene where cops go in to crime scene and don't know what they'll find. Instrumental, Dangerous, Mysterious Music