MASCOT LABEL GROUP/PROVOGUE
Kris Barras Band
Releases EPK For New Album ‘Light It Up’
Out Now 
via Provogue/Mascot Label Group
+ UK October Headline Tour
Check out the EPK here:
https://youtu.be/MOr_bp-1ZQo

Listen to the album over at Spotify HERE

“He’s willing and able to step up to the big names of rock with a fighting spirit” Planet Rock Magazine
“UK rocker continues on the up.” Guitarist 9/10
“Tendon-bursting riffs” Classic Rock
“No nonsense rock and roll, delivered with all the meters well and truly in the red…prime examples of hooky, superbly executed material with guitar playing that is simply divine.” Guitar Techniques
“Make no mistake, ‘Light it Up is an astonishing album. Simply wonderful” Powerplay 10/10
“This is a superb album.” – Planet Mosh – 5/5

 Also check out the videos for:
Ignite (Light It Up) | What You Get | Vegas Son

UK Tour Dates

Tickets available from: krisbarrasband.com/tour

Sat 5 Oct – OPEN, Norwich w/Walter Trout
Thurs 10 Oct – Live Rooms, Chester
Fri 11 Oct – Arlington Arts, Newbury
Sat 12 Oct – O2 Academy 2, Sheffield w/Walter Trout
Sun 13 Oct – Fleece, Bristol
Tues 15 Oct – Robin, Bilston
Weds 16 Oct – 1865, Southampton
Thurs 17 Oct – Exeter Phoenix
Fri 18 Oct – O2 Academy Islington, London
Weds 23 Oct – Oran-Mor, Glasgow
Thurs 24 Oct – Arc, Stockton
Fri 25 Oct – Academy, Manchester
Sun 27 Oct – Fibbers, York
Tues 29 Oct – Whelans, Dublin
Weds 30 Oct – Empire Music Hall, Belfast
Sat 7 Dec – Planet Rockstock, Wales

The Kris Barras Band have released an EPK for their brand new album ‘Light It Up’ ahead of their biggest UK Tour to date.

Light It Up follows a whirlwind 18 months since the release of his previous album The Divine and Dirty in March 2018, where he sold 75 tickets for the London album launch at Thousand Island, and only 18 months later, they will be headlining the 800 capacity Islington Academy. 

This journey saw the band not take a breath as they criss-crossed the country on 4 UK headline tours – each time the venues increased in size, and every time with sold out shows. He joined Beth Hart for a 10 date UK run as well as shows overseas, then 9 dates on tour with Joanne Shaw Taylor, not to mention shows with GUN, King King, The Magpie SaluteTherapy?, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, an unprecedented one-in, one out performance at Planet Rockstock and a full European tour with Jonny Lang and Walter Trout.  He played to 3 million people on BBC Radio 2 – which caused host Richard Madeley to exclaim, “that’s the reason I love doing this show!”  They have also had numerous A-Iist singles at Planet Rock Radio, won the stations prestigious 2019 ‘Best New Band’ award which led to him being asked to guest present two shows on the station. He even found time to join Supersonic Blues Machine as the new singer-guitarist with the legendary Billy F. Gibbons, joining for their debut European tour, playing Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London and a host of sold out shows and festivals across the continent. If that wasn’t enough to keep him busy he will be joining Kentucky arena rockers Black Stone Cherry on their July UK tour and then making history as the first band ever to play Ramblin’ Man Fair, three years running on a bigger stage each year; from the Rising Stage to the Main Stage, which perfectly encapsulates this bands journey. Faraway from when Barras played the grassroots circuit with a mixture of originals in amongst covers to 20-30 people – from covering ZZ Top in pubs to playing with Billy F. Gibbons in the same band, in 2 years.

Light It Up sees him at his most expressive yet, forcing himself out of his comfort zone. “I kinda forced myself to write songs a different way. The biggest difference for this album was that I didn’t pigeonhole myself in any way, I didn’t feel like I had to conform. I just sat down and wrote songs I wanted to write, with a sound I wanted to produce, not thinking about genre whatsoever.”

He’s played with some giants in music from John Mayall to Beth Hart and Rich Robinson, but it’s been the time with Billy F. Gibbons that really hit home the journey so far. “To be stood on stage with Billy Gibbons every night playing ‘Sharp Dressed Man’, that was just absolutely crazy, I never thought that would happen in my wildest dreams. Just being around Billy Gibbons is hugely inspiring. He had a phrase he used to say; “we don’t have to do it, we get to do it” and that phrase really struck a chord with me, we’re very fucking lucky to be able to go on this stage and play.”

Kris Barras Band Online:
www.krisbarrasband.com/
www.facebook.com/krisbarrasband/
https://www.instagram.com/krisbarras
https://twitter.com/krisbarrasband

Band:
Kris Barras (Guitars/Vocals),
Josiah J Manning (Keyboards),
Elliott Blackler (Bass)
Will Beavis (Drums)

1. What You Get
2. Broken Teeth
3. Vegas Son
4. Ignite (Light It Up)
5. 6am
6. Rain
7. Counterfeit People
8. Let The River Run
9. Bullet
10. Wound Up
11. What A Way To Go
12. Not Fading
13. Pride Is Forever
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